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Inkheart

Book Review   by:nisham99     Original Author: Cornelia Funke
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INKHEART- A Book review & my personal viewpoint.
Inkheart is a book written by Cornelia Funke. It is an adult-child fantasy novel and was translated from German by Anthea Bell. Inkheart is the first book in is trilogy. This book is about a girl called Meggie and her father Mo, who can read chaacters out of books and bring them to life. An evil and cruel dictator Capricorn, captures Mo and forces him to read a character named "Shadow" out of a book.
Along this adventurous journey, they meet unusual and strange creatures and fiends who help them to try and escape. Dustfinger, a fire eater wants Mo to read him back into his own world. When he takes Capricorn from a book by mistake, something has to go back to replace him, and that is his wife. Now Mo has to find an extra copy of Inkheart to send Capricorn back, so that he can bring back Resa, his wife.
An interesting part in the book, which is also my favourite, is the time when Meggie reads the " Tin soldier" out of a book. I like the fact that the author has used characters from previously written fictional books that enables the reader to relate well to the well-known characters. I fancy this part as it is the fist time that Maggie learns to read people out of books and seems better at this art as compared to Mo. Soon she too becomes aware of this when she reads the "Tin man" and nothing goes back.
Another enthralling part is when Farid, another character learns to play with fire. This is particularly interesting as he learns how to handle fire and uses these skills to save everyone that has been captured. My favourite character is Mo, because he is kind and cheerful.He likes to make people feel safe and happy. He adores books and doesn't want them to look worn out and tattered. He is alm, thoughtful and a good father. When he quarrels with Meggie, he is often the first to apologise. He truly cares for his loved ones. He also realises that reading characters out of books is a bad idea and has nver been the same since his wife, Resa went into a book.
Inkheart is a plotted tale about books and the love of reading. It shows that magical powers can be dangerous. It is a story where the female protagonist( main character) has to find courage to survive in he magical world. The second book in this trilogy has captivated me into the author's world of fantasy and adventure.
The author writes in a very descriptive, imaginative way that makes you want to read on. She has a distinct syle, a creative mind that formulates a fabulous and thrilling storyline and larger than life characters that leaves the reader spellbound. I would certainly recommend this book to all readers who like fantasy and adventure wrapped in a trilogy of riveting action.
Published: August 06, 2007   
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