My new favorite

November 2, 2008 at 11:48 pm (Books, Discoveries, Fun) (, , )

I love this book. Okay, I’ll admit–I picked it up based on the title and cover alone, but it’s been a worthwhile gamble. I want to share this book with everyone I know. At least, everyone I know who’s interested in worthwhile books.

That’s what I saw. I was willing to buy the book based on the title alone, but when I flipped through the pages, I saw they were filled with illustrations. Wonderfully creative pen and ink descriptions. I was sold. I was beyond sold!

The funny thing, though, is that I bought this book almost a month ago, and I’m just now reading it. *sigh* My problem with books–I will never EVER read as many as I want to, as fast as I want to.

This one is good, though. It makes me feel like I’m a kid. It’s written for pretty much any age, but it doesn’t read like a children’s book. It reads like a really fun, adventure, throw back to children’s fantasy and imaginations-run-wild.

The text is a bit superfluous, like the author spent a little too much time with a thesearous, but it works for the story line. And, surprisingly, it’s not quite as predictable as I thought it would be!

“He would then lecture me for hours about poets on a distant planet who consisted of luminous, animate vapour and employed chemically complex methods of writing extremely volatile gaseous poems.”

I recommend. I highly recommend, if you want something easy, fun, and interesting. It’s perfect for a rainy, Bellingham afternoon when you have nothing to do (or strongly want to avoid doing homework).

It helped to temporarily satiate my desire to live and breathe books. This book was meant for anyone who has ever fantasized about living in a library.


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