I was very much looking forward to reading this, as it had very good word of mouth as a high quality children s YA fantasy that adults will also enjoy And the premise, that characters can exist in the real world outside of books, or that real people can enter the world inside a book, is endlessly appealing However, my local library is on the verge of opening a new wing with my overdue book fines on this, because I keep hanging onto it in the hope that eventually I will be able to finish reading it.I think it s just not going to happen First of all, there is something very stilted and anachronistic in the writing, and I can t tell whether that s just Cornelia Funke, or a result of the translation work Also, the book is simply too long It takes 150 pages for anything to begin to happen, and that s much too long, even for an adult book I blame J.K Rowling for this kind of bloating.Finally, I m extremely annoyed by people, whether real or fictional, who pat themselves on the back for loving books People have loved books for as long as there have been books, and even before books, people loved storytelling and drama You re not a special kind of intellect for loving books and wordplay The people in Inkheart are paraded before us as people with an extra special super duper love of books that is so powerful that they can cause the boundary between books and reality to melt But just carrying around favorite books in a little trunk and bragging you ve loved books since you were a baby and could read before you could talk and so forth isn t particularly magical or distinctive or worthy of praise, and I got tired pretty quickly of Meggie and her father and aunt and their extreme reverence for books Capping it off is Funke s annoying habit of using an epigram from other mostly fantasy books for each chapter If she found those inspiring, fine, stick them on your bulletin board while writing But they were yet reason to jump out of the story, rather than having it propel along. Honestly one of my favourite fantasy reads I loved all the characters even the villians They were vivid, colourful, the world Cornelia Funke creates is absolutely extraordinary and if it were up to me I would live in the Inkworld for ever For anyone that likes a good dose of escapism, a book about books, a story that will make you laugh, cry and just generally never want to finish then this is for you 5 stars Oy I really wanted to like this book I had such high hopes for it It was one of those books that whenever my students saw me reading it they said, Oh, I really liked that book It was so good So, I thought it would be great It just wasn t The story was nice In short very short Meggie s father repairs books Her mother disappeared nine years ago After a mysterious visitor shows up at their house, Meggie finds out that her father has a secret He can read characters out of books Nine years ago he was reading aloud and read a terrible villian out of the book and simultaneously read Meggie s mother into the book The rest of the story is Meggie and her father trying to defeat the villian and maybe get her mother back Overall it was a great idea for a book, it just wasn t particularly well excecuted I can t exactly place my finger on what I didn t like, but it just didn t sit well with me I think it was the lack of character development I didn t feel like I really knew the characters I also felt like I couldnt quite picture what was happening I wanted description strange for such a long novel And overall, it was just too long I felt like it really dragged I wanted it to move quickly and have a bit action Great premise, but I m not super excited to read the next one. This book is everything I ever wanted It s a book about a book and lovers of books It s very self affirming for me Now I don t feel like a COMPLETE goober for 1 smelling books 2 learning Elvish or 3 bringing at least 5 books with me everywhere I go.Note just because I don t FEEL like a complete goober, does not mean I am not one Inkheart is the first in a trilogy Inkspell is already out, and Inkdeath will be out in 2008.You may not love Inkheart in and of itself however, if you are a lover of books, I find you will at least appreciate the characters and the sentiments within the pages if not like the story as a whole. [ FREE DOWNLOAD ] ☤ Tintenherz ♫ In Einer St Rmischen Nacht Taucht Ein Unheimlicher Gast Bei Meggie Und Ihrem Vater Mo Auf Er Warnt Ihren Vater Vor Einem Mann Namens Capricorn Am N Chsten Morgen Reist Mo Berst Rzt Mit Meggie Zu Ihrer Tante Elinor Elinor Verf Gt Ber Die Kostbarste Bibliothek, Die Meggie Je Gesehen Hat Hier Versteckt Mo Das Buch, Um Das Sich Alles Dreht Ein Buch, Das Mo Vor Vielen Jahren Zum Letzten Mal Gelesen Hat Und Das Jetzt In Den Mittelpunkt Eines Unglaublichen, Magischen Und Atemberaubenden Abenteuers R Ckt Eines Abenteuers, In Dessen Verlauf Meggie Nicht Nur Das Geheimnis Um Zauberzunge Und Capricorn L St, Sondern Auch Selbst In Gro E Gefahr Ger T
Tintenherz Inkheart Inkworld, 1 , Cornelia Funke Inkheart German title Tintenherz is a 2003 young adult fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke, and the first book of the Inkheart trilogy Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children Meggie, a girl at the age of 12, sees a stranger staring at her outside her window and tells her father, Mortimer or Mo, as Meggie calls him about it Her father invites the stranger in, who introduces himself as Dustfinger Mo and Dustfinger go to Mo s workshop, where Mo works as a bookbinder Meggie eavesdrops and hears them talking about unfamiliar people and places, such as a man named Capricorn The next morning, Mo unexpectedly announces that he and Meggie have to go to Meggie s Aunt Elinor s house where Mo has to fix some books They bring along their camper eventually, they find Dustfinger on the road, who climbs onto the camper to journey with Meggie and Mo to Elinor s house When they arrive, Elinor seems displeased, but lets them in Her house, like Mo and Meggie s, is full of books Mo sets off to work, and Meggie talks much to Dustfinger, where she is introduced to Dustfinger s pet, Gwin, a marten with horns on top of his head One day, he puts on a show for her at night, claiming to be an entertainer and a fire eater A short while after, Mo is captured by people with unusual names, bringing along with him a book, Inkheart, that the previously mentioned Capricorn is desperate to get his hands on Meggie and Elinor tell the police, but the police just think they are out of their minds 2010 1 1388 607 9789645668585 21 1 1388 587 9789643914103 1 1391 595 9789643698553 2003 2006 2008 What a great story This is quite the page turner I was driven to read by both the action adventure and the plot conclusion Both are excellently written Funke s style of writing and indeed the translation made by Anthea Bell makes for a smooth and beautiful read.Wonderfully drawn and very detailed characters fill this book from cover to cover, each character being unique and complete The story is told from multiple viewpoints, which adds another interesting dimension to the story and plot.The book doesn t contain many light hearted chapters as you would find in Harry Potter or Narnia but the wonderful lead characters are such good people that the book is far from dark.The whole idea of the story is beautiful and intriguing And the quotes that begin each chapter are perfectly chosen.I kept wondering if there were areas that Funke could have taken out to make the book shorter but I couldn t really find anything that wouldn t mar the story in some way, and I was grateful there were as many pages to read as there were A wonderful read and an interesting story that I think has become a new favorite I ve read through chapter 16 now, and things have begun to be explained The book is so very dear, and so very addicting I now am not at all concerned with finishing it by the movie s release date D I plan to begin this book today I ve got so many others that I m in the midst of reading right now, but the fact that I want to finish this before the movie comes out eek I d best hurry up and start it Oh dear I d totally blanked and forgotten that this was being made into a movie I saw in the paper today that it s being released in mid March While this is wonderful, it means that I d better hurry up and read it Tolle fantasievolle Geschichte, die mir in j ngeren Jahren sicherlich besser gefallen h tteDie Aufmachung war genau wie bei Reckless liebevoll und detailverliebt Ich fand die Idee mit den Zitaten aus ber hmten B chern zu Anfang jedes Kapitels klasse, genauso wie den Schreibstil Allerdings fand ich die Story an sich etwas lahm und es ist gef hlt auch nicht allzu viel passiert au erdem hatte ich das ein oder andere Problem mit der Logik, was ich aber nicht allzu schlimm fand Cornelia Funkes Schreibstil hat mir wieder gut gefallen, vor allem wie sie B cher und Menschen beschreibt, sehr m rchenhaft Ich denke ich werde dem n chsten Teil trotz allem noch eine Chance geben. Oof it took me 12 days to finish this book Not like me at all.I liked the storyline I love the fact that it is a book about books, and that is what initially made me want to read it I read the blurb on the book and it sounded like a really fun read.I was wrong.The book was VERY long winded Whilst the plotline was good, and the characters were nicely built, the actual story dragged on most of the time The best part of the book is the last few chapters, by which point I didn t care I just wanted the book to end so I could move onto something enjoyable.I ve given it 2 stars because the story is interesting, I just think that it could have been condensed into less pages Either that or the writing could have had cliffhangers therefore making it unputdownable Maybe if I could read German, the original book may be enticing It s always possible with translations that the book doesn t end up coming across as the author intended it to I guess I ll never know.I have no desire whatsoever to read the other books I think this generally works on its own as a standalone novel, but the thought of reading another 500 pages doesn t fill me with joy. Enjoyed it well enough Interesting concept Good execution Struck me as a little grim for YA though By which I mean it s not something I d read to my boy He s fiveish I might consider something like this for him when he hits 10 or so.