Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I finally read The Invention of Hugo Cabret. A coworker enthused about it, and it's on my 10-14 reading list for Capitol Choices.

The book is a doorstopper, but don't let the size (and weight) deter you. There is a lot of white space on the pages, and many gorgeous black and white drawings.

Those aren't the main reasons why the book moves quickly. The action is very fast paced, and lots of twists and turns. You've got a pre-World War II Paris setting, an orphan, a mysterious toy seller, and a bookish young girl. What more do you need?

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