Thursday, January 15, 2009

Howl's Moving Castle

Title: Howl's Moving Castle
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 1986
Genre: Fantasy
Synopsis: "In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.
After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.
The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning.
In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl's castle?"

Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite authors of all time. Her stories are just so well written, with amazing plot twists, and fantastic characters.
If you love Howl's Moving Castle (the book), then I highly recommend that you check out Howl's Moving Castle (the movie) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
This book was so good that my rating system just seems so inadequate. So I will try to give Howl's Moving Castle an appropriate rating.
I give this book 5 out of 5 cameo pendents plus 3 hand fans.

Dame Orchid


  1. I love that book... and movie! :)

  2. I will get on reading that just as soon as I finish everything on my Currently Reading list.

    I absolutely LOVED the movie! It is one of my all time faves!!! XD


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