So I finally finished the book that refused to be finished, better know as Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I've been putting off writing a review of it because it was blah and thusly the review will be blah. But then I learned that Brendan Fraser is playing the lead male role in the movie and all the sudden it wasn't so blah. Yippee!
So the book. It's a very interesting plot line about a man and his daughter. The Mo (the guy) has a special gift in regards to books (that I'm not going to post about because I don't want to spoil the movie). One book in particular, Inkheart, has special significance to him and his interaction with it is the basis for the book. It's a really well told story that moves like molasses when you read it. It should have rocked my socks off but the character interaction didn't make me love them and so it took me forever to read. You might like it so if you have a couple of free days and nothing else in particular to read you should check it out. (just to warn ya, it's the first in a series of 3, the 3rd is out in October.
Now the movie. Holy heck. Based on this trailer, it looks like the movie is going to be every thing the book should have been and more. From what I can see the casting is excellent and the look and feel of the movie are brilliant. I will definitely see it (if I can drag Chris out to see it too). It does freak me out a little that Brendan Fraser is playing Mo, he just doesn't look as old as the Mo I had pictured in my head, but hey what the heck, it is Brendan Fraser so who am I to judge. Yes, I love him like a 13 year old loves the Jonas Brothers, like Chris loves Seven of Nine in the Next Generation. We're cool, yo. (sorry, it's late, I couldn't help myself.)