Rated of 5
by Anonymous THE BEST BOOK EVER !!!!!
I would recommend this book called the “INKHEART” by Cornelia Funke to all because the story plot and descriptions are very wonderfully written. There are many different mysterious adventures in the story and the characters are “well-developed” in the sense of humorous characters, etc. Even before I started reading this book and by just looking at the cover page, it was already tempting me to borrow it from the library and read it. Especially for those who loved reading mysterious tales or adventure stories, I would guarantee that once you start reading it, you would have troubles getting yourself to put it down. The story is talking about this girl named Meggie who lived alone with her father who is a bookbinder. However, her father has a deep secret and that is he possesses an extraordinary magical power. On one cruel night, Meggie's father reads a book called Inkheart aloud, when an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, the two are plunged into the kind of adventure Meggie has only encountered in fiction, and they must somehow learn to harness the magic they were reading about to change the course of the story before it ruins their lives forever. The author chose to start every chapter with a quote from a book and I find that a very interesting way of starting a story. You will never guess what will be happening next and how the story will end. You will have to read it because the story has a deeper meaning into it. This has to be the best book I have ever read. I love how it talks about all the characters and just by reading the story they will seem like your best friend that you have known from birth. It gives great detail like you are there in the book. You always wonder what will happen next, so you just want to keep reading and reading. After reading INKHEART, you will be in love with the book and will move on to read INKSPELL, INKDEATH and other books written by the author like DRAGON RIDER or IGRAINE THE BRAVE.
Rated of 5
by Ihavealife The Best Has Spoken
I believe that this book is... my favorite book of all time! Mmhmmmmm! That's right!
Rated of 5
by bookworm bookworm"s view
This book when I first saw it was already tempting. I had to buy it immediately. When I read it I couldn't put it down, my parents always had to take it away from me every time. People who love adventures should read it. My favorite part was when they escaped from Capricorn's village the first time. But my favorite character is Basta.
Rated of 5
by DarkMinister An Amazing book
I found this quite an amazing book.The story was original; you can love the book and it never ceases to amaze me.
Rated of 5
by Kara A book about book lovers should have been better
...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 amazing book with her great beginning idea. The characters had no depth (despite their emotional reactions to books), and seemed to all be cliches: there's a crazy book-loving aunt, mafiosi, dumb henchmen, etc. I never really bought the sadness and despair that the characters felt from being ripped from their homes within the book, something that Funke really could have developed. Likewise, I never bought that the three book-lovers truly loved books. They didn't reference very many, and even seemed to convey an arrogance about their love of books that I found off-putting.
The author also chose to head each chapter with a quote from a book that supposedly prefaced what was to come, but I found her selections poor, and most of the quotes (59 chapters, after all) came from only a handful of books. It felt like, similar to her characters, she only has read a few books.
However, maybe I felt this way because the books that the heroine, Meggie, loves are all books I kind of really dislike. Speaking of Meggie, what about her was I supposed to like? She came off as very bratty and negative instead of brave and precocious, which I'm sure the author meant to portray. The mastermind of evil, Capricorn, only wanted to live in a dilapidated Italian village and hoard treasure read out of books while bullying the neighboring towns into silence about his existence. Why exactly was he so scary? What was his evil evil goal? Did he even use the gold to get stuff?
And perhaps most disappointing is that nothing really happened with the plot. We find out early on what Mo (a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE choice to name the hero) is hiding from Meggie (the ability to read things out of books), they meet up with Capricorn quickly, they run away, they are recaptured, they plan their escape, the big climax fizzles out. Yet there are 500 pages to fill.
I prefer books that give vital information on each page. I could read about 3 sentences on a page and get all the information that was needed. Seriously, what do editors do? I could have cut this book from 500 pages to a solid 150. I know people want to write like J.K. Rowling. However, not every book written needs to be a 750 page book. A long book is not the only requirement to a good book. Was she paid by the page? I don't know what the deal was.
Rated of 5
by carly I ? IT!!!!!!!
Inkheart is my #1 favorite book! Meggie and Mo are so lifelike and Capricorn and his goons practically jump off the pages. Just as Meggie says, Flenoglio writes his villains best. You will never guess how Inkheart ends, or its sequels. You need to read it. It has a deeper meaning then entertainment. It suggests that we are all in our own story. This book has something for everyone. There is adventure, action, drama, mystery, and even romance. As I said before, you need to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!
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