Saturday, July 5, 2008

House of Many Ways

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

3 comments:

polarmouse said...

...over and done with too quickly! House of Many Ways kept me wondering what troubles were going to happen just around the corner!

librarycat said...

Part fairytale, part Harry Potter--an entertaining and original story.
Overwhelmed and ill-prepared,Peter and Charmain go from one crazy situation to another as they try to take care of Great Uncle William's magical house while the wizard is away. 4 1/2 stars ****

Carrot in the stew said...

Although this book seemed disjointed to me I thought it was an interesting book to read. I loved the idea of a house that had many doorways and depending on how you turn, you end up in different places. I couldn't quite 'get' the characters in the book, but the ending ties some of that together. It also could be that I didn't read the first book, Howl's Moving Castle. I would recommend a young reader read the first book to get the feel of the characters in the story.
I give it 3 ***