capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed Howl's Moving Castle

I still prefer the movie.

4 star

I first learned of this novel because of Hayao Miyazaki's film of the same name. To be fair, I love the movie more than the book. This is something that's a bit rare for me because I don't often say that; there's only one other novel where that's true (and god, it's a novel I hate). But I digress!

This …

Howl's Moving Castle (2009, HarperCollins Publishers Limited)

4 star

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

"How about making a bargain with me?" said the demon. "I'll break your spell if you agree to break this contract I'm under."

In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on her. Determined to make the best …