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"Avi's name on the cover of a new novel is enough to provoke shivers of anticipation in many readers, and in this 'Fable of Medieval Magic' set in eleventh-century England, shivers are certainly warranted." (Booklist)
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By Anonymous on 11-29-14
You cannot beat an Avi book
What did you love best about The Book Without Words?
The humor and the distinct personalities of each character (as well as their intentions). Many would be just like we have today. The uniqueness of the story was great
What did you like best about this story?
I think the character Alfric. He is just a pitiful character but he does what he is supposed to do and in the end, he is rewarded. The good are rewarded, the bad punished and while no, it's not true, in real life the bad do not always get punished, that is what we read books for....to set the world right in our minds (or at least I do)
Which scene was your favorite?
Probably where the old man rises from his grave and Damien is complaining about how dead men should stay dead. Totally unlikable Damien is, but I found his sense of humor amusing.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really. It just gave me an escape for a few hours and it was a wonderful escape (not that I have a bad life but everyone needs to escape into the pages of a story now and then) it was at that.
I guess I did have an extreme dislike for Odo but he was necessary in the book so his character makes sense.
Any additional comments?
Nope, only that I recommend it very much.