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sophia_sol ([personal profile] sophia_sol) wrote2017-05-04 08:32 pm

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones

Okay so I watched [personal profile] skygiants's recent Howl's Moving Castle vid which uses the movie source material to make a vid about the book, and I was immediately like I NEED TO REREAD THAT BOOK and so I did and it was obviously great as always. I'm just endlessly charmed by this ridiculous delightful book. And uh I don't know what else to say about it because I am having trouble convincing my brain that there's anyone out there who HASN'T read this book (and been subsequently charmed by it) even though I know there are probably plenty such people.
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[personal profile] sholio 2017-05-05 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
I love that book, and I am indeed charmed by it. :) In fact I think I'm due for a reread.

I never could quite warm up to the movie; I had a bad case of "... but the book!" when I was watching. Not specifically because there were changes, but because so many of my favorite things from the book got lost. I did love seeing animated versions of the book's locations and characters, though.
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[personal profile] jedusaur 2017-05-14 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't read or seen it. Always kind of vaguely meant to check it out. Any particular selling points to bump it up my list?