Saturday, September 10, 2011

A book not on the RIP list

Long time ago in a place far far way (Once Upon a Time Challenge), this last June I read a book titled Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Unknown to me he along with the artist Nate Taylor a new book had been written. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle.

As it says in the book, This is NOT a book for Children. OK, I might let an older child read it one who no longer believed in monsters under the bed. This book reminded me of going to the library, sitting on the floor and waiting for an adult to read a book to me. I wanted that book, the words, the pictures to just be mine. This book as that same feel, the feel that each word must be savored, and that each picture deserves the attention that each word brings out. I am very glad that I read this book, and I do hope that Mr. Rothfuss and Mr. Taylor write a book together again.

8 comments:

Carl V. said...

It is a fun one, and completely unexpected at the end, although a read through shows hints along the way that things are not quite right.

Nulaanne said...

Yes, I read it a few times and in taking a better look at the pictures you can see that the castle is really keeping something or someone in.

Carl V. said...

I do plan to break down at some point and buy myself a copy.

Kaizerin said...

"I wanted that book, the words, the pictures to just be mine."

You conjured up memories of my own childhood in libraries with that line--the delightful greed of it. Books were the one thing my parents let me indulge in without restrictions, I bless them every day for it.

I'm picking this up from the library today, ordered on the strength of Carl's review, and you've made me even more excited to read it.

Nulaanne said...

Kaizerin, HI. I hope that you enjoy this book. I am going to have to buy it. I am glad that you found your way here.

Kaizerin said...

Got it, read it, giggled, went WHAT?!, backed up, re-read it, giggled some more. What do you call it when you're laughing and little freaked out? LOLshiver?

Nulaanne said...

I know right. That is what I did.

Sarah (tuulenhaiven) said...

I read Carl's review of this awhile back and I've been meaning to track the book down ever since. Thanks for the reminder!