I loved it. I think it works well for kids or adults. So many of the passages about books, reading and the love of books were quotable. The characters were wonderful, and it was a book written with great imagination.
It was a pretty good book. I really liked it. :)
me too!!!!!!!!! btw love ur pic
For some reason, I really wanted to like this book. It appeared to have so much going for it (in my opinion): childrens fantasy about stories and characters -- what could be better.
My feeling is that though the premise of the book was great, the execution was poor. Poor in the sense that it could've used a better editor to pare down the needless fluff. There was so much repetition of scenes, going someplace, returning again, and on and on. Could have -- should have -- been re-written.
I wish I could be more exact on why this book didn't quite do it for me. It 's like a picture slightly out of focus, one that could've been great but for the fact that, well, it wasn't.
In the end, I'm a lover of series fiction. I love knowing that my love of the story and characters will be around for a few books to come. That said, sadly, I couldn't bring myself to move on to Inkspell. More of something not quite right, is just more of something that's not quite right.
I listened to the audiobook on this one--it is great! There are some really good audiobooks out there now. Unfortunately, if you are listening in the car, you don't want to stop driving because you want to hear a little more.
I loved this book. The idea of the ability to read a book and the characters from that book become real, actually leap off the pages and enter the room, very cool. It definatly reaches a large age group from 9 yr olds to adults. Definatly would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Oh...I totally agree with your feelings about Inkheart. For me the jury is still out. Like you, I realy and truly wanted something more from this book. To be honest I'm about half way through the book but put it down. In an attempt to get a fresh take on the story I even purchased the audio book hoping to do a read-along type deal...not much doing there either. I find the narration in the audiobook much too slow a pace to follow along in the book.
It was Dustfinger for me, too. The melancholy got me. I had him pictured as looking a lot like Aragorn, as played by Viggo Mortenson -- a little scruffy and perpetually tired, but still gallant.
I really liked Eleanor, too. She reminds me of me in the care of her books -- I only have 3 friends to whom I'll lend books anymore.
I love Dustfinger!
I agree on all points.
Oh yeah. Is there even any competetion from the other characters?
Why is Dustfinger so amazingly amazing?
He's my favorite too!!
Though you gatta admit: Farid getting pretty cool himself.
no way! dustfinger is the best everybody else is below him.
I really liked this book, it was interesting and intruiging, it held my interest and still does. While it has a open-ended ending I found that it made me wonder about it, normally I don't like books with endings that don't sum things up, but since there was a next book Inkspell after it, I found that it just made me want it more. I was browsing for a book to read and found Inkheart, I love the idea of a book within a book, it's very cleverly written and I would recommend this book to anyone with children from the ages 7-18 it draws out your emotions, and it has such a fantasy and vivid imagery that young children would like, yet it has a seriousness about it that adults and older people would find amusing. From the very moment I opened this book, I did not want to put it down, and to this day, I still don't want to loose it, because as it says in the book "when you read a book, you leave a little bit of yourself in there, so the next time you open it up and read it, you see yourself how you were then" or something to that effect...
My personal favorite character in this was Dustfinger, just cause he's absolutely amazing and, you know, untrustworthy and sligthly seedy. Any other opinions?
Decent read, but relatively weak in the young adult fantasy genre. Some good concepts and fairly good writing. But the story and characters left me wanting.
well, I loved the book myself, brillaint writing, brilliant story, a wonderful book to lose yourself in, and I'm really looking forward to the next installment...
I agree with you soquel. I loved this book! Have you read the second book "Inkspell" yet?
(grins) oh yeah...Inkspell was even better...she left us dangling over a real cliffhanger...I cant wait for book 3, but I haven't heard anything on it yet...if I do come across any news on it, I'll post it...
I haven't heard anything about it either... but I bet it will be great! I can't wait to find out what is going to happen!!!
One of my favorite authors! Rivals JK Rowling in her creativity and skillful story crafting. Can't wait for the final book in the series to come out!
Funke outsells Rowling in Europe. I think her books are easier for younger readers to cope with
Basta is my favourite character. If he was real, I would most likely marry him. Does anyone else share my sentiment?
the pacing's so slow... it makes me bored to continue reading.
Looks good, I'll have to read it
awsome book!! i love the character names, and their interesting abiliities, and the quotes that start each chapter
Really enjoyed this book.
I think this book is a very nce book.
Cornelia Funke is an amazing author
My 8 year old read this and calls it her favorite book ever. This is saying a lot since she is such a fan of the Warriors series. I'm reading it too so I can support her as she writes a book report. The premise is wonderful (bringing characters from books to life), The book is filled with the message that reading is wonderful and literary refrences abound. There is violence and the main character Meggie is often faced with her own mortality so some younger readers might find it too intense.
# OF PAGES: 544
SUMMARY: this book is about a girl who gets caught up with some unplesant charictors when her dads power of reading things into life catches up with him
REVIEW: i didnt really get into this book so i dont really know how it would have been i had but if your into this genre then go for it
GOT BOOK FROM: barnes and noble
I'm on my last quarter of the book and am happy with the way it is picking up. I thought the beginning was a bit slow, but I am enjoying it all the same.
READ IT NOW
hey u gotta READ THIS BOOK!!!
This book moves along so slowly that I had to force myself to read it all the way through. I think that the idea was sound but the writting fell short. I think it was translated to english from another language so maybe some of the magic got lost in the transition but it left me disapointed.
I think this book was very intresting because it drew me towards it. It may be slow in starting you read but it keeps you guessing.
I think Inkheart is a great idea, and i love how the beginning captures you from the start, and I also think the characters are very realistic. i would defintely like to see the movie. i think you have to be ready for a lot of stamina if you want to read it though!
I can`t wait to talk about these books!!@!!!!
Does anyone know when the third book is supposed to come out? It's supposed to be a trilogy, right?
I've heard this book is good and I want to see the movie when it comes out. Should I read it?
Absolutely! Especially now that it's been made into a movie!
I really enjoyed it. It has a lot of twists and turns. I think I will have to re-read it before the movie comes out. If I remember correctly it started out a little slow but the pace really picked up.
Always read before you see. Always.
Yes, read it! There has never been a movie that remotely equaled the book.
Yes, read it! There has never been a movie that remotely equaled the book.
YES U HAVE TO READ IT B4 OR AFTER U SEE THE MOVIE. You never want to see the movie with out reading the book because the movie never gets as much discription as the book does. And if you really want to enjoy the book read it first because you will imagine the characters for your self instead of you thinking you know what they look like cuz u watched the movie
i guess.... but i haven't heard of it yet
This is one of my favorite books. Yes, it's a trilogy, the third book in the series is called Inkdeath and the cover looks amazing and will be available from Barnes and Noble on October 7th. Inkheart the movie was supposed to come out March 19th 2008 but now has been pushed back to January 30th 2009. It starts Brendan Fraiser and the trailer looks great, you can view it at www.inkheartmovie.com
thanks for lettign me know i read inkheart kind of against mywill it took a while to get into but it was great then i went to inkspell i din't even know it wasn't over
Inkspell is a really nice book but you may need to be patient with it.
the next book is called inkdeath!
the next book is called inkdeath!
i thought the next book was inkdawn. a friend of mine said she looked it up and that it was definitely inkdawn... but if you say the book's out already..then i guess it is inkdeath. inkspell did mention death in the "2 words to live for eternity and another to kill" part...
it was released a few months ago in germany, but the english translation woint be released in the US until september or october, i think. the 3rd book is to be called 'inkdeath'. i had a feeeling she'd write annother b/c the ending to the second (inkspell) was a total ripoff.
ive only heard this book in german
I recon that Cornelia Funke is a better writer that J.K.Rouling.
I reached up to the 5th harry potter book and i slowlie got bord of it, so when i tried inkheart it carried me away, i have read it almost 3 times over and i still cant get inuf of it, sometimes i even pretend to be meggie and try to imagin her imotions and thoughts.
Cornelia Funke is an amazing writer! I plan to reread the series now that INkdeath is coming out. Is it already out?
Yeah it came out in October. I haven't read it yet I'm at the start of Inkspell, which I just bought today, since I just finished Inkheart this morning. It's not out in paperback (boo hoo) till next October or something though. But I have a copy from the library!!!
Inkheart is great. it is super cool. I am waiting to get inkspell and i hope it is as cool as inkheart.
I really enjoyed this book. It was exciting and interesting.
I am loving this book. I still havent finished but I am close.
I decided to read this book because I saw a preview for the movie with my other boyfriend, Brendan Fraiser, who I LOVE! AND I always encourage my kids to read the book first then see the movie.
It was a great book and I ran out and bought Inkspell and will purchase Inkdeath before the movie in January.
I am a bit disappointed however, in the choices for actors for the movie (except Mo of course) and really confused about the whole introduction of The Wizard of Oz in the movie. I don't think I missed anything in the book and I wonder why they chose to completely deviate from the actual subject.
This book is AMAZING words cannot describe it, many would identify with Meggie and many more would wish they had Mo's talent of voice! The series is beautifully written overall and the characters are so well rounded and dynamic READ THIS BOOK!!!
I agree with you completely. I wish I had that vocal talent. I'm reading this aloud to my mom and my sister becauase I like to read aloud to them sometimes and I feel like it would be disrespectful to the book not to use the best reading voice that I can. This book seems so real that sometimes I honestly hope and believe that one of the characters really will appear in my living room if I read well enough! Too bad there's that inconvenience of someone in the real world disappearing.
at first it was kind of boring and actually i was thinking of not reading it any more
but as i kept on i liked more and more the book
until i finished i was so impressed that i wanted to know what happened so i ran
to look for inkspell
and know i can't wait fot inkdeath
Magical, Loved reading it!
That will be just the book for me
I can only hope that the movie will not completely destroy the story! It looks good, though, from what I've seen so far. Fingers crossed!
I know, right! But I really hope it's not like the movies where they put something in that's not until a later book, like they go into the inkworld. My fingers are crossed 2!
I thought it was a bit flat when re-reading it, i was 13 when i first read it and i started to re-read it when I'm 17. Is it just me or is it that the book is really aim towards young-young adults. I need some indepth looking in to it because now I can't reven finih Inkdeath. Can someone help me find the magic that it promised me when I first read it.
The movie was awesome!
That is cool I hope the book is awesome also!
Is this a great book for me should I read it?
The book is fantastic. It takes you a while to get into it, but once you eventually are (...around chapter 13?) you can't put it down. The movie, on the other hand, is terrible. It is the WORST film adaptation of any book I have ever read. It does not stick to the book very much at all, and the characters are all wrong. The movie version of the story does not even make much sense, and they have completely screwed over any hope they had of doing a movie version of the sequels by getting rid of the main character in them!
I thought that around page 21 I got decided that I was going to stick with this book and read it solidly and devoutly until I was done...But you're probably right about when it gets REALLY good. Should I still see the movie anyway? To make fun of it or whatever? I thought Helen Mirren would be good as Elinor (that's who Elinor's played by, right?) but maybe not...?
I loved the movie also with the dude from Adventure to the center of the earth. I liked it, it was fanstistic!
This book gets you sucked into it the minute you read it I couldn't put it down the whole time!!!!
Is this the first one?
I saw the movie and it was very different from the original previes I had seen over a year before...they changed it from what I gleaned.
I think now after reading the discussions that I would like to read the book. Thank you all for your input.
The book is 100x better! Much more detail! There are quite a few differences. The whole series is great
Who was your favorite character?
Besides Meggie and Mo who are of course awesome, I would probably say Elinor. I love how she's brusque and stuff but underneath that she cares for Meggie a lot. I also like Tinker Bell and the Steadfast Tin Soldier...^_^
Dustfinger...but it took me until the end of Inkspell to actually like him.
Dustfinger and Meggie.
mine is meggie..
I loved this book! simply perfect!
He enrolled in the magic of reading, to deepen in the deepest of a book. Simple could not stop reading.
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I tried to read this billions of times, but I finally read all the way through it for a 6th grade book report. Turns out, I loved it. It's now my second favorite series. And, from that book till now, my parents never had to tell me to read something.
I've already watched the movie inkheart,but i still want to read it..
I never got through the first chapters of the book... but I watched the movie. Hey, was that Arabian guy in the book?
THERE ARE NO UNICORNS, anyone who noticed that in the movie?
I really liked this book. I could not put it down. How does it compare to the movie? Has anyone read the 2nd book yet?
i love the book sooooo much! i personally like inkspell and inkdeath a bit better, but still! the movie was okay...
yeah the second book was better then the first but I should have to disagree on the fact that the third book was good. It was ok because of the fact that it drawled on and on I kinda had to force read through half the book for some reason but on the other case it was interesting. The first book was totally amazing and I loved it from beginning to end. YESSSS!!
I love this book right now im reading inkdeath it's very good way more intense that inkheart
this book is amazing!i still have to finish the book.
Is this book any good? I got it from this thing at my school called R.I.F. and i don't know if i should read it....
I just watched this movie last night, and it was AMAZING! Tell me if you liked this book and/or the movie if you've seen it!
It is a very adventures book and movie!!!!!( lovd it)
What do you think about this book?
The most amazing book ever! All of the characters are fantastic. I love Dustfinger...so firey...read inkdeath and inkspell too.
the movie totally sucked....Everybody who hasn't read the book says it was a great movie...but i hated it
really good, even for young people.
What is this book about? is it worth a read?
one word: boring
I have read all three books in the trilogy. They are truly amazing books. The author, Cornelia Funke does a great job intertwining all the characters and the plot. Many twists and turns. Definitely not boring, and I am an adult and teacher. I would recommend it to adults and kids at least 10 years and up. A great read...I believe it challenges Harry Potter's world!
I really enjoyed this book! I though that was a great story and I loved the way they mixed a whole lot of another famous stories. love it.
What do you think about this book?
Do you like this book?
When first starting to read this book, What caught you're eye? Was it the cover? Or could it have been the simplest as to the illustrations? I like to see what people say about this book.
Probably the summary... I'm not really sure, it was a while ago. But I read anything that crossed my path, so there was nothing specific that caught my eye... I just saw it, so I read it. Good decision, younger self.
I was drawn to it by the summary. Reading things out of a book sounded like an awesome storyline, and I also loved the flames cover, and was drawn to it doubly.
I really enjoyed this book!! I would recommend this book to readers of all ages. It is truly a magical read. Enjoy!
I love this book too!!
If you had the special power as Meggie's father had what book characters would you want to come to life?
Should I read this?