Thursday, February 10, 2011

Daily Book Talk

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Wonderful book, I thoroughly enjoyed running around Venice, having been there a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It is a modern day Robin Hood.  Slightly disappointed when the thief turned out to be just a boy who was rich and was basically stealing from himself and his friends.  Though Funke did create the Robin Hood illusion for this character that lasted through most of the book; we didn't know that the thief was just a rich man's son until very near the end.  The magic at the end with the merry go round was very cool.  I wish she would write this again.  I think she jumped back and forth between the realm of magic and the real world, but I would have liked for her to create an inbetween place that is neither only real nor only fantasy.

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