Alternate cover edition 9780439709101Twelve 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.Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy Meggie has had her father to herself since her motheAlternate cover edition 9780439709101Twelve 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.Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books He can read characters out of books When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world At the same time, Meggie s mother disappeared into the story This story within a story will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger than life characters.
Inkheart Alternate cover edition 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
I was very much looking forward to reading this, as it had very good word of mouth as a high quality children s YA fantasy that adults will also enjoy And the premise, that characters can exist in the real world outside of books, or that real people can enter the world inside a book, is endlessly appealing However, my local library is on the verge of opening a new wing with my overdue book fines on this, because I keep hanging onto it in the hope that eventually I will be able to finish reading [...]
Oy I really wanted to like this book I had such high hopes for it It was one of those books that whenever my students saw me reading it they said, Oh, I really liked that book It was so good So, I thought it would be great It just wasn t The story was nice In short very short Meggie s father repairs books Her mother disappeared nine years ago After a mysterious visitor shows up at their house, Meggie finds out that her father has a secret He can read characters out of books Nine years ago he was [...]
This book is everything I ever wanted It s a book about a book and lovers of books It s very self affirming for me Now I don t feel like a COMPLETE goober for 1 smelling books 2 learning Elvish or 3 bringing at least 5 books with me everywhere I go.Note just because I don t FEEL like a complete goober, does not mean I am not one Inkheart is the first in a trilogy Inkspell is already out, and Inkdeath will be out in 2008.You may not love Inkheart in and of itself however, if you are a lover of bo [...]
Tolle fantasievolle Geschichte, die mir in j ngeren Jahren sicherlich besser gefallen h tteDie Aufmachung war genau wie bei Reckless liebevoll und detailverliebt Ich fand die Idee mit den Zitaten aus ber hmten B chern zu Anfang jedes Kapitels klasse, genauso wie den Schreibstil Allerdings fand ich die Story an sich etwas lahm und es ist gef hlt auch nicht allzu viel passiert au erdem hatte ich das ein oder andere Problem mit der Logik, was ich aber nicht allzu schlimm fand Cornelia Funkes Schrei [...]
What a great story This is quite the page turner I was driven to read by both the action adventure and the plot conclusion Both are excellently written Funke s style of writing and indeed the translation made by Anthea Bell makes for a smooth and beautiful read.Wonderfully drawn and very detailed characters fill this book from cover to cover, each character being unique and complete The story is told from multiple viewpoints, which adds another interesting dimension to the story and plot.The bo [...]
Oof it took me 12 days to finish this book Not like me at all.I liked the storyline I love the fact that it is a book about books, and that is what initially made me want to read it I read the blurb on the book and it sounded like a really fun read.I was wrong.The book was VERY long winded Whilst the plotline was good, and the characters were nicely built, the actual story dragged on most of the time The best part of the book is the last few chapters, by which point I didn t care I just wanted t [...]
Tintenherz Inkheart Inkworld, 1 , Cornelia Funke Inkheart German title Tintenherz is a 2003 young adult fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke, and the first book of the Inkheart trilogy Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children Meggie, a girl at the age of 12, sees a stranger staring at her outside her window and tells her father, Mortimer or Mo, as Meggie calls him about it Her father invites the stranger in, who intr [...]
Enjoyed it well enough Interesting concept Good execution Struck me as a little grim for YA though By which I mean it s not something I d read to my boy He s fiveish I might consider something like this for him when he hits 10 or so.
1 Don t watch the movie Please, don t watch it, the movie is nothing compared with the books 2 This series is a must read for all book lovers, if you ask meA father who can awake characters from books just by reading and a daughter with equal abilities A series about books and reading A series that offeres exciting adventures, lots of reading, love and friendship, danger, amazing characters and sympathetic villiansWhat does a true book lover need RightNothing This is one of the best series ever [...]
Books have to be heavy because the whole world s inside them.Magic, this book is pure unadulterated magic.There is something inexplicable about the way Funke weaves magic into the real world There s something so heartwarming and true regarding the dynamic between Maggie and her father, Mo Even the crankiness of Eleanor as she begrudgingly takes in Maggie is enough to set my eyes alight as I read, and reread this book.Perhaps, it is because for the first time characters in a book loved reading as [...]
The best fantasy novel, I ver read.I was too much curious while reading that.I just loved it.The way writer moves the story.Specially,3 ratings for character making.Thanks Cornelia Funke.
Okay, I m at hundred pages, and I m like someone just kill that loser Capricorn, and then FedEx the rest of the gang home PLEASE I ll pay Preferred It goes like this go here, go there, go back here, go back there, return to here, and so onAlso, this story was kind of scary, which doesn t rate high in my book pun intended.The idea was excellent, but poorly executed.
This is certainly for children and children who like fantasies and adventures and books and who are patient enough to read so many pages that sometimes you d think you re just going in circles The story is interesting enough to make me finish the first book but not enough to make me read its sequels.
Attention I read this book as a library book and I only just realised that the book I have is only part 1 So this review is going to be of the first half of Inkheart This was a truly magical story that I know I would ve absolutely adored as a child It s about a love for books, and it s about how we as readers step into a fictional world, and how this fictional world can sometimes come true I loved this story especially the first 150 pages where the characters and setting are introduced That bein [...]
A wonderful, imaginative story The characters are so vivid, the tale so engaging, the prose so poetic A glorious tale for anyone who ever dreamed of being transported into the stories she reads, or of having friends from the tales brought into our world On her website, author Cornelia Funke says, I didn t suspect that this story would grow untill it could fill than one book I have dreamed for a long time of writing a story in which characters from a book come into our world Which book addict do [...]
Ah A book about a magical book How delightful Twelve year old Meggie lives in a small farmhouse with her father, Mo, as Meggie calls him, who repairs and restores books Meggie doesn t think that bookbinder describes the care and love her father takes when he s fixing books and prefers to say that he s a book doctor He has a plaque on the bookshop door that reads Some books should be tastedsome devoured but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.One dark and rainy night, a stranger a [...]
Honestly one of my favourite fantasy reads I loved all the characters even the villians They were vivid, colourful, the world Cornelia Funke creates is absolutely extraordinary and if it were up to me I would live in the Inkworld for ever For anyone that likes a good dose of escapism, a book about books, a story that will make you laugh, cry and just generally never want to finish then this is for you 5 stars
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My reading soul was battered and bruised, and a friend offered this book to me to help soothe the hurt A lovely fantasy tale, with just enough villains and heroic folks to keep it balanced You root for a happy ending and keep reading Each chapter starts with a quote from a beloved children s classic, so you get to visit old friends on the journey through the story.A few passages helped assure me how much the author really does love books and all they represent Meggie, tired and distressed at one [...]
I have no idea why people like this book Where is the character developement, the intrigue, the plot It s like a lump After I read it, I thought back and couldn t even remember the storyline it was too jumpy and mumbled Not a good work of fiction.
Full review now posted Is there anything magical than a book literally coming to life Books have to be heavy because the whole world s inside them For Meggie, books have always been the hub around which her life spins Her dad, Mo, is a book doctor, rebinding books that have seen better days Books are what the two bond over, are what they decorate their home with, and are how they relate to the world around them But Mo has never ever read aloud to his daughter, that she can remember, and in the [...]
As much as I hate to say it, but this book is really boring I love children s books and read Harry Potter and His Dark Materials several times Inkheart disappointed me I never stop reading a book until I read at least 100 pages, to give an author a chance to develop a story Unfortunately, I had to stop reading this book after page 150 It is extremely slowpaced and uneventful It is surprising to know that kids actually have enough patience to finish and thoroughly enjoy this book Maybe it s just [...]
Ah, what a great ending to a lovely book It really is a shame I just left this sitting on my shelf for at least 3 years p
Inkheart is the best young adult targeted fantasy novel that I have read since the Harry Potter series Cornelia Funke has crafted a wonderful, if a bit dark, storyline filled with colorful and memorable characters, both hero and villain I liked the blend of modern day with fantasy in this story and having the magical element of being able to read characters out of their individual stories was brilliant.The storyline itself moves along nicely as Meggie and her father, Mo, go on an adventure both [...]
Ho amato questo libro Dalla storia ai personaggi, allo stile dell autrice.
Excellent book haven t seen the movie A youth book, I looked forward to getting the sequels and grabbed them as soon as they were available Dropping back to add this.I m surprised how different tastes can be I really liked this book and its sequels and was very surprised to see the negative reviews I didn t find the book ever dragged and while I did find the characters annoying at times, it was within the context of the story and not as annoyingly written characters.For a youth book I d be very [...]
I ll never stop loving this book It gets better every time I read it.
Mi ricordo ancora di cosa mi ha portato a leggere questo libro due mie amiche di universit me l hanno consigliato fino allo sfinimento sapendo che avevo visto solo il film Merita tantissimo , mi dicevano DEVI LEGGERLO , mi ripetevano costantemente E, alla fine, ho ceduto e devo ammettere che stata una delle scelte pi ben fatte in vita mia.Mi affido alla mia amata recensione per lista, perch le cose da dire sono talmente tante che ho paura di scordarmene qualcuna in un lungo discorso senza interr [...]
I REALLY wanted to like this book The plot sounded so good, and it seemed perfect anyone who loves to read and who loves books themselves A book restorer who can pull characters from the pages by reading aloud I thought it was a sure thing Needless to say, I was severely disappointed I ve liked Cornelia Funke s books in the past, particularly The Thief Lord, but as I read Inkheart, I noticed over and over again how hollow the story felt, and how much opportunity the author had to make a really a [...]
4.5 stars Very well written and worth reading I just loved this book I thought it was so different than other books This is a thrilling YA adventure about magic and self discovery Characters and objects come to life by leaping off the pages.Mortimer is a book binder and has passed on his great love of books to his daughter Meggie but he has never read out loud to her When a stranger appears at their home, Meggie s world becomes upside down She soon learns about her mothers vanishing disappearanc [...]