Inkheart (Inkheart #1) by Cornelia Funke
Published June 1st 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 2003)
Paperback, 548 pages
"Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service."
This was a enjoyable read, with a very interesting premises. Great characters and evil villains! I was hooked from the beginning and the writing had a way of drawing me in. My only complaint is that it was drawn out unnecessarily.
They were captured, then escaped and recaptured too frequently for my taste.
Eleanor was a hoot but some of the other characters were too dull. I feel this book could have been much better, it could have been paced better and in my opinion 100-200 pages shorter as some parts were just plain irrelevant.
This part: "People who read books never think about the authors, or if they do they figure all authors are old and dead" doesn't apply to me or anyone I know, so it was a bit strange. But their love of books I could relate to.
I look forward to watching the movie as I hear it is different from the book.
I'm not sure if I'll read the next one, maybe one day...
"Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly."
— Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)
Inkspell (Inkheart #2) by Cornelia Funke