The Invention of Hugo Cabret is an awesome book. I would personally enjoy a book with a bit more words although the illustrations are awesome. Don't let a few parts deceive you. Even though the book is thick, three quarters of that is pictures, and the pages are thick too. Then, even though some might say that this book is for a low age group, I beg to differ. It is actually quite sophisticated, and although third graders would be able to understand the pictures, the text is essential to the plot. I just have to give a tip; try to finish this book in one day, and the end is very rewarding (Just don't look ahead). So if you are looking for a fast read and a peculiarly interesting story, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a perfect read.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tunnels is a truly captivating book full of surprises and the unexpected around every corner. Although this book is chocked-full of adventure and discovery, you soon learn that the discovery isn't always what you wanted. Some of the tragedy and "realistic" fiction really completes the captivating story. You travel into the bowels of the Earth along side Will, trailing him like the mystery which shrouds Will's passage (of course the Styx are also getting in the way of Will as he descends into a fanciful city in the center of the earth). This story is then tied up with
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'll equip my Sword of Suffering with its healing and magic restoring augmentations because Epic is an awesome book. It involves a world where the government and economy are dependent on a mysterious game created by the forefathers of the agricultural community. What's cool is that the 'settlers' are implied they are from earth, but they might not be. Anyhow this somewhat apocalyptic book masterfully combines fantasy with realistic fiction, and through in a twist of horror.