Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Inkheart

My sister has been telling me for a long time that I need to read Inkheart. It was originally written in German (although you wouldn't know it from reading the English translation) and for a while I tried to find a German copy. I gave up on that and read it in English. Maybe on my next trip to Europe I can get it in the original language...
Fantastic book. Technically a children's book. It's much better than Fablehaven. The best juvenile fantasy I've read in a long time...it might even be better than Harry Potter.
Highly recommended. I'll be reading the sequel, Inkspell, on the way up to Moscow on Thursday. I'm getting out of two days of teaching by chaperoning nineteen physics students to an engineering fair, and I should have plenty of time to read.

3 comments:

Woodine said...

My copy just came in at the library - I'll let you know what we think. Thanks for the suggestion.

Woodine said...

Good recommendation - I'm looking forward to reading the second.

Brent Wenerstrom said...

I just saw the movie Emma Smith and there was a preview for a movie called "Inkheart". It could also make a promising movie.