samedi 27 septembre 2008

On fantasy books and other funny things

It certainly was an exciting week for us at RWB. After two readings, I literally jumped up with joy when we received .....drumroll please..... the new Cornelia Funke and Christopher Paolini books. And I am sure that I am not alone in celebrating this as it has been a rather long wait.

Inkdeath closes the Inkworld (Inkspell and Inkheart) trilogy by Cornelia Funke. It is one of the most well written fantasy series, currently available and dare I say it, more than holds its own against Harry Potter. Not to be disloyal to the boy wizard but Meggie and Farid are memorable characters and their story lingers long after the last page has been turned. While written for the young adult market, there is enough action, humor and fantasy in the series to satisfy the most discerning adult reader. I can't wait to get started on Inkdeath.

Brisinger by Christopher Paolini is the concluding volume to the Inheritance Cyle (Eragon and Eldest being the first two). Paolini had quite a memorable debut since Eragon was published when he was just 17. Pretty impressive and his book has since been turned into a movie! Brisinger promises to be another exciting addition to the fantasy genre.

Eh voila..another week comes to a close but we had another funny thing in store for us when we received the paperback copies of Peter Carey's His Illegal Self. We didn't realize that the publishers had decided to use Jules Le Masson for the cover...Hmmm....maybe we should ask for modeling fees?

3 commentaires:

red addict a dit…

is it really him? if not th ressembance is stunning!

Red Wheelbarrow a dit…

Nope its not! Isn't it amazing?

red addict a dit…

definitely, it is striking!!!