Book title: Inkheart
Author: Cornelia Funke
Status: Finished

Meggie's father, Mo, has an wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life - literally. Mo discovered his power when Maggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the the book Inkheart, that several of the book's wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo discovered something even worse - when he read Capricorn and his henchmen out of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie's mother in!

Meggie knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo refuses to read to her. Capricorn has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, he realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait.

Warning! Spoilers ahead.

這是少數先看電影再讀原著的作品,大概因為先入為主?反而覺得電影版比較吸引 (..。)

當然,貓喜歡 Mo 那種可以把書中角色唸出現實世界的構思,原著也把過程刻劃得更細緻,可惜全書張力不足;壞蛋 Capricorn 亦不夠可怕 -- 不是那種叫人心寒的、屏息靜氣的奸角,充其量不過是個有腦的黑社會頭子罷了,他的手下就更笨得可笑。

書中的 Elinor 和 Dustfinger 刻劃得比夠深入,但總覺得電影裡的 Farid 比較可愛......全書長達五百多頁,讀後感卻乏善足陳,叫貓提不起興趣即時追看第二部"Inkspell" (..。)