Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dusty Reads: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: Howl's Moving Castle
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Pages: 429
Publication: 1986
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Summary taken from goodreads:
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.
I loved the movie adaptation, and apparently, everyone agrees that the book is just as fantastic, if not better. I think that the movie had some major differences from the book, so I won't know the exact plot when I finally get around to reading this book, which is a plus for me since I won't know what to expect.

But I'm definitely going to read this book eventually. I think what held me back in the beginning was the fact that it's the first book in a trilogy, and I owned the first and third book, so I was waiting to buy the second book before starting it before I stopped buying books once college started. That, and I wasn't ready to read the book so soon after finally watching the movie since I didn't want to deal with so many comparisons.

But one day! I will finally get around to reading this! :D

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