#59 Inkheart

03 Dec

Inkheart is said to be a book for book lovers.  Inkheart is filled with action, mystery and great quotes from classic books.  Inkheart has at least two well-constructed protagonists.  Sadly, Inkheart was not the book for me.  I know that there is a reason why it makes an appearance on the Top 100 Children’s Books list, but it would not have been one of my top picks.  Unfortunately, I think part of this has to do with the circumstances surrounding my reading time.  When I began the book, I was in the last days of my job and in the midst of planning a trip to Chicago for my husband and parents.  Reading was put on hold for said trip and I never like my reading to be interrupted for a long period of time.  Before starting Inkheart, I had just finished reading a bunch of shorter reads from my Top 100 list, so the 534 pages that it contains was a bit daunting from the beginning.  Moral of the story?  Do not let your circumstances affect your judgment of a book.

Have I heard positive feedback about this novel?  Most definitely.  Would I encourage you, my readers, to give it a try?  Most definitely.  Will I read it again sometime?  Most definitely.


by Cornelia Funke

(Translated from the German by Anthea Bell)

Originally published in 2003


Posted by on December 3, 2010 in Mystery, top 100 children's books


4 responses to “#59 Inkheart

  1. Tif

    December 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I really liked this one! In fact, I hope to re-read it again in the near future before diving into the sequels!

    • Tiffany

      December 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Aaron & I both read this one about a year ago – I liked it & have the next book in the series, but just haven’t pumped myself up to read it yet 🙂

      • literarywife

        December 5, 2010 at 9:24 am

        I’m so glad to be getting positive comments about Inkheart!

  2. sharon

    December 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Try it on audio. Lynn Redgrave was excellent.


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