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Das Labyrinth des Fauns

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  2,301 ratings  ·  617 reviews
Der neue Roman von Cornelia Funke – poetisch, sprachgewaltig, monumental

Spanien, 1944: Ofelia zieht mit ihrer Mutter in die Berge, wo ihr neuer Stiefvater mit seiner Truppe stationiert ist. Der dichte Wald, der ihr neues Zuhause umgibt, wird für Ofelia zur Zufluchtsstätte vor ihrem unbarmherzigen Stiefvater: ein Königreich voller verzauberter Orte und magischer Wesen.
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by FISCHER Sauerländer
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Charlotte May
I just want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again!
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"In our choices lie our fate."

This was just as magical and creepy as I had hoped it would be!
I absolutely adore the film Pan's Labyrinth. It is 100% my jam, the perfect combination of fantasy and darkness that just speaks to my soul, and the fact that this novel was taken on by Cornelia Funke - an author I have loved since reading the Inkheart trilogy as a tender teenager, it's fair to say my hopes were through the ro
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
This was a turn up for the books, a novel of the mesmerising and stunning 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro that I adored, written by the film director and Cornelia Funke, with details and analysis of the film. Reading this bought back the movie in much of its original glory, haunting, tragic, painful, the magical realism, the darkest of fairy tales, immersing me in all its vibrant intensity. There is the young girl, Ofelia, living in the brutality and terrors of the fascist Franco ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Once upon a time, when the woods were young,
they were home to creatures
who were full of magic and wonder ....

"Here!" She turned the open book to her visitor. "See? That’s a Fairy."

Well. If the girl thought so. Ofelia’s visitor decided to play along.

"My name is Ofelia," she said, trying her best to sound brave and not intimidated at all by the horns and those strange blue eyes. "Who are you?"

"Me?" The creature pointed at his withered chest. "Ha!" He waved his hand, as if names were the leas
Helena of Sparta ✰
"You're getting older, and you'll see that life isn't like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you'll learn that, even if it hurts."

This was one odd and creepy story...but I liked it! I can see why it's a cult classic.

Candace Robinson
Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite movies, so if you love it you’ll definitely like this book! The descriptions were gorgeous and perfect. My only complaint is I hate seeing movies first and reading a book second!! Also, I seriously love Guillermo del Toro!!! ❤❤ ...more
Emer (A Little Haze)
I have never wanted to see the film because I think it's the type of film that would unsettle me too much with its dark imagery, and yet as soon as I heard it was to be adapted and expanded upon for a novel I knew I wanted to read it! It's strange how I will read books that have darker themes but won't watch films...I think it's because when I read I don't necessarily clearly visualise the events of the book in my mind's eye but instead I experience these events in a much more abstract manner.

Patricija - ReadOff
This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and I was NOT DISAPPOINTED. Cornelia Funke (+ Guillermo del Toro) did it again.
This is dark, twisted, whimsical and I'd recommend it for Halloween, and definitely not for kids if they don't like scary stuff.
So TGW: Abuse, war, gore, slaughter, torture, death and other.
Eventhough in the synopsis, it says there are multiple stories (which there are), there are all connected and form one bigger story, and also, the main story is always in t
Nils | nilsreviewsit
‘Only books talked about all the things adults didn’t want you to ask about - Life. Death. Good and Evil. And what else truly mattered in life.’
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
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A splendid companion to the movie (and more on that in a moment), and a nicely packaged YA (young adult) fantasy/historical fiction crossover. As a fan of the movie (again, see below), it's hard for me to be objective about the book, so I'll leave the objectively to others.

As a general rule, I fall into the camp of always reading the book before seeing the movie because, well, I'm a book person, books are always better, movies always leave too much out, etc... Sometime you get those cool moments
So, I totally thought this was an MG story and hahahaha no.

I don't know about the rest of you but when I think Pan's Labyrinth I think [insert creepy dude with eyes in the palms of his hands here]. I only saw the movie once, a million years ago, and I thought this was an extension of the story or just inspired by it. But from what I understand (because I sure don't remember enough to say for certain) is that this is an expanded, additionally layered, version of the movie itself.

Which should tell
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I was expecting something different from the movie as the movie came first...

I really enjoyed it, I love that type of a bit darker and twisted tales so I was happy listening to it. And Guillermo does the narration so it was even better!!!
Charles Edwards-Freshwater
First of all, I want to say that Pan's Labyrinth is one of my all time favourite films in the world. It is such a wonderful blend of dark magic, wonder and grim reality that it is everything I've ever wanted from a story and more.

However, the novelisation by Cornelia Funke somehow falls flat. Yes, the story and most of the dialogue remains unchanged, and that's a good thing, as it was already very accomplished and there's no sense in messing with good elements already in place. My issue was more
The Nerd Daily
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Isabella Stocka

I may be too old or grown up for Funke’s books, but every time she publishes a new one, I simply have to get it. Inkheart and Reckless are fantastic trilogies and The Thief Lord is one of my favourite books and movie adaptations of all time.

What makes Pan’s Labyrinth so special is that it is a movie-based story and that alone made me excited to read it. But the real phenomenon, which left me speechless, is the fact that Funke is c
Apr 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I’m so ready to be awe-struck and heartbroken all over again.
Celia McMahon
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm watching Pan's Labyrinth as I write this review because it seems like the right thing to do. As one of my favorite movies of all time, I had to request this title from Edelweiss. I told them I would give them a leg to be able to review this title. Since they allowed me this honor, I think one of my legs now belongs to Katherine Tegen. This review may contain spoilers for those who have not seen the movie.

When I first saw Pan's Labyrinth in the theater, I knew right away that it would cement
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
4.5 stars

This book is something special and I really enjoyed my time while reading this.
I absolutely loved the movie and when I saw that this book had been published in honour of the film, I just had to get my hands on it.

Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun has such a beautiful and moody setting and you couldn’t help but feel like you’re reading a dark fairytale.
As I saw the film, I knew the plot and what happens, however I still felt enchanted and felt like I couldn’t put this down.

It's been many many years since I've seen the film, and that doesn't matter at all. This book is a lush, immersive dark fairy tale about justice, honor, and doing what's right for human kind, no matter how dire the circumstances may be. Del Toro and Funke make an excellent pair, and this book allows a unique opportunity to really see Pan's world and the layers within it.

I read an ARC and can't wait to peruse a finished copy. It's going to be beautiful, as the interior is highly designed.
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy, 5-stars
Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies and I had to buy this book. RTC.
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits

I'm not a great fan of film versions of books so I wasn't sure how I would get on with a book version of a film. However I am such a fan of del Toro's work that, when I spotted Pan's Labyrinth on NetGalley, I knew I had to give this a try. I'm so glad I did because I absolutely loved losing myself in this story. The novelisation does, obviously, follow the film's storyline, but reading it never felt as though Funke was just recreating the fil
Sara Saif
I can't believe I actually got to read this. Like a million others, this film is one of my absolute favorites. I watched it first in 2011. It was horrifying and tragic, hauntingly beautiful and sad. I made sure my nephews watched the Pale Man scene a couple of times.
The book follows the movie word for word but it also expands the story in the form of short tales interspersed within. It was nothing short of brilliant.

There was one story that confused me though.(view spoiler)
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
One of my most vivid memories of GCSE Spanish is watching in mute horror as the Pale Man bit a faerie in half.

Pan’s Labyrinth inspired a fear in me that I don’t think I’ve come across in a film since. It’s fantasy, but it’s dark. It’s twisted. There is only the tiniest sliver of hope woven through the entire thing.

That is precisely what this book is built upon. It’s a faithful adaptation of the film, with beautiful imagery that adds to the fantasy. You really get the sense of a faerytale come to
i can't wait to read this book. Pan's Labyrinth is a hugeee movie fave of mine (fantasy/soft-horror on the screen and my heart is screaming) nd having del Toro himself co-author the novelization with magical realism QUEEN Cornelia Funke?

*clutches pearls*

i'm n o t r e a d y


Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of HCC Frenzy through direct request. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed i
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming book, a new kind of fairy tale based on old rhythms and rhymes. There's the exhausted and pregnant mother, the egregiously awful step-father, the totally enchanting little girl struggling to survive in a terrible, horrible, evil world. (Fascist Spain.) I'd seen the movie, adored it, and when I spotted the book at my local library I just had to read it...

And I did. There's a few illustrations throughout and it's probably not too scary for children over six or seven. (Read it to them!) Ho
K.S. Marsden
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
When Ofelia and her mother move to a remote village in Spain, a fairytale is about to come to life.

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
Becca (Horners_book_corner)
Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury publishing for providing an ARC of Pan's Labyrinth one exchange for an honest review.

I have not see the film version of this story however, I did have preconceptions about it possibly being creepy/scary in nature I felt that the world building was well done and very atmospheric. It was written at a much more young adult level than I was expecting and so the scarier/creepier scenes were completely OK and not too dark for me. It felt like a modern-eque fairytale
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pan's Labyrinth follows the story of Ofelia, who lost her father.
Now her mother has remarried and is pregnant with Ofelia's new fathers baby.

This story and the way it was told, reminded me so much of the old, gruesome fairytales.
Not the rainbows and sunshine fairytales we tell our children nowadays, but the dark ones, in which feet get cut up and people get eaten.
I absolutely loved the dark and grimm atmosphere <3

The story, the writing and the wording all felt very young to my.
This read like
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Absolutely brilliant writing, though I had an advantage of not watching the movie first!

Books are turned into bad movies but movies are turned into good books when Del Toro and Cornelia re-writes them!

A little girls adventure to find out her true self, and emotional growth with the struggle to keep loved ones close. It's a tragedy wrapped up in adventure with the core of heart melting ending! ;)

I'd recommend this book to everyone who loves fantasy with a perfect writing !! Cry a little, grow an
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received a digital ARC of this title to review**

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
♠️ TABI ♠️
I will read literally anything that has Cornelia's name on it okay
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly I would like to thank Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC of this book. All the reviews and opinions discussed are my own.

It is said that long, long ago, there lived a princess in an underground realm, where neither lies nor pain exist, who dreamt of the human world"

What a book. I am honestly not sure how to put into words how much I adored this book. I was utterly gripped by the first line and this didn't change until the last page and the book ended. Based upon Guillermo del Toro's 200
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Cornelia Funke is a multiple award-winning German illustrator and storyteller, who writes fantasy for all ages of readers. Amongst her best known books is the Inkheart trilogy. Many of Cornelia's titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. She has two children, two birds and a very old dog and lives in Los Angeles, California.
“That was the use of knives for women: to cut food for the men who killed with their knives… who killed those women's husbands, their sons, and their daughters.” 3 likes
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