Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book reveiw for Howl's Moving Castle

Imagine wizards, witches, talking fires, and magic castles. That's exactly what you'll get in this novel, but probably not in the way most people would expect. The story to say the least is "enchanting" No pun intended. It's a good book to read on a sunny day, you'll find yourself wrapped up in the quest but not overly so. The actions and reactions of most throughout the book are plausible and realistic, unlike a lot of heroic books you might read today. You'll be surprised at what a homey story that takes place given the circumstances of the conflict. Personally, the end is a little anticlimactic, though given the pace of the book, it's a fitting end.

Published in 1986 Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones, is a fictional fantasy book that takes place in a strange second dimension. Follow Sophie, in her struggles to break a curse set upon her by the Wicked Witch of the Waste. Seeking help from the great wizard Howl, dealing with his antics and strange ways soon becomes more of a hindrance than the awful curse itself. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good novel. I give Howl's Moving Castle three out of five Bookmarks.

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~Let the mayhem begin.

1 comment:

  1. I wish in our world there actually were witches, dragons, and magic castles. Oh what fun that would be. Your enthusiasm and passion you show for your topic is lovely. I wasn't really into this kind of stuff, but with your book review I've changed my mind. It seems to be very interesting, and you could learn a lot of cool new things from it.