Puzzling Appeal

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Celebrating the big fat fantasy

Joint review of Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord and Inkheart by a reviewer who is somehat perplexed by their popularity...

The great popularity of [The Thief Lord] with children is something of a mystery. It is very slow to get started (usually a death sentence in itself with the digital generation), the fantasy element doesn't appear until the last 75 pages, there's little emotional involvement, and the rest of the story meanders as much as the winding canals of Venice.

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