I really enjoyed this book.
not sure what all the hubbub is within the reviews on here about the
book not being as 'scary' as the cover. Of course it's a little creepy,
but it's also very fitting of the book. Not in the fact that the book is
creepy, but because the characters within the book have peculiarities.
anyone teach people not to judge a book by it's cover? Alas we still
do, yet just because you perceive the book as needing to be 'creepy',
the cover is actually quite fitting. Don't downgrade the book just
because you had different expectations based on the cover.
book captivated my attention from the first page. I thought it was very
creative, and a wonderful escape from everyday life. Enjoying
photography myself, I adored the fact that Riggs used old photography to
enhance his book. Of course some of them are obviously photo
manipulated, but they still add something to his novel.
have to note the underlying tones of the story. I do have to wonder if
Riggs had relatives in WW2, or was trying to replant the memories in the
mind of readers because of modern day politics. Am I seriously the only
one who caught this? The similarities of the Peculiars being a dying
race, even the sheer use of the name Hollowgasts...Holocaust! The fact
alone that alot of the story takes place in the 1940s when he time
travels is hint enough.
I have to wonder the simplicity of some
of these readers, as the ones who give the book one or two stars. I
crave books that make me think, and give me something to analyze and
wallow in. Was the only big picture most people took from the book the
fact that it wasn't 'creepy' enough? If so, please do stick to Twilight
and the likes.
All in all, a wonderful story.
Thank gahd Tim
Burton picked it up for a film. As I read this last year I was thinking
to myself that it would make a great TB film :)
4/5 Stars :)