Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
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This was one odd and creepy story...but I liked it! I can see why it's a cult classic.
Pan’s Labyrinth was originally a Spanish fantasy/horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, that I believe was released in 2006. To say that I enjoyed the film would be such an understatement because to tell the truth, I absolutely adored it and still do. In my opinion it is one of the best fantasy films there is, and will always be special ...more
When I first saw Pan's Labyrinth in the theater, I knew right away that it would cement ...more
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As a huge fan of del Toro's work and of the movie version, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this title. The illustrations are so gorgeous and I absolutely love the cover design.
The story is broken up into simple and easy to read chapters that make it easy to fly through the book. The chapters sizes are also nice if you're a lunch break reader or a child reading during designated times, you don't feel like you're going to get stuck in ...more
This being one of my favorite films, I was very eager to read the screenplay. Del Toro's vivid imagination is beautifully demonstrated by his ability as both a writer and director. I found the script online, and finished it in a sitting. No matter how many times you've seen the movie, reading the script helps you further appreciate del Toro's skill as an artist. His dialogue and descriptions are so rich and compelling that I found myself immersed in the story. It wasn't long after I finished th ...more
I can’t imagine a better author to work with Guillermo del Toro to bring his masterpiece movie to book form than Cornelia Funke.
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll appreciate the fact that the novel follows it so closely while filling in some blanks with richly-imagined backstory.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you will be immersed in a compelling dark fairytale with ties to current history. And then you need to see the movie. Because it is also masterful.
This novelization makes me very happ ...more
I guess it's nice to have the story in English too, but I' ...more
This was just beautiful. Binged it in a day. I haven't seen the movie for yeaaars, so while this does follow the film pretty dang closely, it made me be happily reminded of shots and scenes that I've got buried in my memory, rather than feeling too repetitive.
That said, there's also plenty of fairy tales and backstory of the Labyrinth, Ofelia, the Faun, so on, packed in there, both as interesting new content and contributing to th ...more
I'd never seen the movie before reading this (shocker, I know!), so I went into this book totally, completely blind. I loved it. Magical, whimsical, sinister, and heartbreaking all at once, this stuff is right up my alley and that ending really shocked me.
I was excited to finally watch the movie after reading the novel, and it was like watching a really awesome, faithful movie adaptation of a great book. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I recommend re ...more
*I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher, in exchange for my honest opinion.
Firstly, I want to state that I’ve never had the pleasure of watching the movie version of Pan’s Labyrinth and so only had a vague idea about the story itself, therefore, I’ve had no way of comparing the book to the movie. What I will say though, is that I can definitely see how it w ...more
This book is based on this story which is thrilling, different, fast paced and innovative.
Story is real fodder for imagination but amount of darkness and pain it depicts, makes me doubt; if it is suitable for kids.
Their is pain and cruelty at every page with few triumphs in between.
Language is Innovative and you can feel sc ...more
ARC provided by HarperCollins, via Edelweiss
Novelizations of movies can really be a hit or miss affair. The best ones take the events that happen within a film and expand upon them in ways only a novel can do - bringing readers into the thoughts of the characters within a film and showing those same events from a different angle or with extra bits that the film might not have had time to show. Unfortunately, most film novelizations don't do that - they to just be fai ...more
Cornelia Funke is probably most well known for writing the Inkheart trilogy, a series I have read and loved many times. Fans of the trilogy will know that the final book, Inkdeath, showed Funke’s talent for weaving a darker fairytale. In Pan’s Labyrinth, those talents ran rampent.
At it’s heart the story is bittersweet; following the characters from their arrival at the Mill House, a station for the soldiers who are hunting rebels in the ...more
I read this in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down, though I did try to distract myself so as not to finish it too soon. I was disappointed that it wasn't longer, but that said, I could have read this story for days and still wanted more. This is the kind of book that made me develop a love of reading in the first place. Amongst the hundreds of books I have read this is one that really s ...more
Pan’s Labyrinth is a Spanish-language dark fantasy film written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Thirteen years after its release, Guillermo del Toro and bestselling author Cornelia Funke have transformed the screenplay of the film into a beautiful work of prose.
Pan’s Labyrinth is part of a modern tradition of fairytales in which children have fantastic adventures whilst the ...more
I was super excited when i got accepted to review this book! I love the film and I couldn't wait to read this book! I love it so much and I will most likely buy a physical copy of the book because it's beautiful. Also you don't need to have seen the film to read the book!
The main part of the book is set in 1944 Spai ...more
Synopsis: based on the hit film Pan’s Labyrinth follows the story of Ofelia a young girl living in a war torn world and unsure where to turn. It has magic and whimsy in a backdrop of terror and despair.
Ok, confession time, I haven’t seen the film this book is inspired by, I know a lot of people sing its praises but I’ve just never got around to it. Perhaps if I had seen the ...more
I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a beautiful dark story, and everything I hoped for.
Ofelia is just a simple girl. She is the daughter of a tailor; misses her dear, late-father; and distrusts the wolf that her mother has married. Oh, and she happens to be young and innocent enough that she does not blind herself to the magic in the world, like the grown ...more