January 29, 2009

Inkheart

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Teen/Young Adult at 10:13 pm by caelesti

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

I had planned on reading this book for a while but when I heard a film version was coming out soon, I decided to go ahead and read it.

Wouldn’t it be fun if characters from books could come to life into our world? Sure, but it turns out it’s not all fun and games as the protagonists of Inkheart discover.

Young Meggie enjoys travelling with her father, a bookbinder and listening to the stories he tells her. But her father has a secret, and when a mysterious fellow called Dustfinger appears one day, this begins to be revealed. Inkheart had a charming and whimsical flavor to it. It took a while for things to be set up for the plot to get going, but for those with patience, there are some treats in store. I also liked that there was psychological exploration of the villain, he wasn’t just a stereotypical bad guy.

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