Howl's Moving Castle

Howl s Moving Castle Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of

  • Title: Howl's Moving Castle
  • Author: Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever moving castle in the hills the WiSophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever moving castle in the hills the Wizard Howl s castle To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head on Along the way, she discovers that there s far to Howl and herself than first meets the eye.

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    1. Honestly what made me want to read this book was the movie. *gasp* I know, I know shouldn't do that. The movie was good (I am a fan of Hayo Miyazaki's films) and I wasn't disappointed in the book. As always much of the book wasn't put into the movie, but it was understandable because I imagine it would be hard to piece together a movie with all the components this story has.To really grasp and understand the book I would suggest that it be read twice I think. Since I did watch the movie I wasn't [...]

    2. This book is completely magical and this is how I know:On the fourth of July, we crammed ourselves into our car (my husband, mother in law, two girls, and I) and drove for over an hour to go see some fireworks. There was traffic almost the entire way, and I was jammed in the back in between two booster seats, which let me tell you – was not comfortable. I am a tall person and my knees basically alternated between being squished in between the two front seats, or slanted crazily off to one side [...]

    3. I read this to my daughter, Celyn (10), who is too disabled to read books by herself.I had seen some of the anime film version years ago but remembered basically nothing of it.I found the whole thing original and refreshing. The point of view character (Sophie) is engaging and no-nonsense with a very capable can-do attitude. The story moves along at a good pace and the whole moving castle / multiple doors thing is a great idea and used well.The Welsh connection is well-played, and the continuing [...]

    4. For some reason I've been reading a lot of really great books lately. I feel that itch to find something I can tear apart and relish in the destruction. However, Howl's Moving Castle didn't provide me with that opportunity.It is an amazing and fantastic book. The characters are so very different, funny, quirky and lovable that I was sucked in right away. The storyline was intriguing and fun to read. The writing was quite good and the world was utterly fascinating.If you've watched the movie then [...]

    5. Howl's Moving Castle, for whatever reason, failed to engage me the first time I read it several years ago, but it worked much better the second time around. I really felt for Sophie, the main character, who feels so timid, trapped and hopeless that when she's (unfairly) hit with a curse that turns her from a young woman into an old crone, it actually frees her in more ways than one. She leaves her dead-end job in the village and, for lack of a better option, moves herself (without bothering to a [...]

    6. Before Hayao Miyazaki made "Howl's Moving Castle" into a feature length animated film in 2006 (2004 if you saw it in Japan), it was a book written by Diana Wynne Jones in 1986. Due to the inherent difficulties of creating an animated film, Miyazaki greatly abridged and adjusted the plot of the novel for his movie. I happened to enjoy both film and novel but after reading the book I realized that the plot is extremely different in the novel--enough that the book and movie become completely differ [...]

    7. I am so pleased to say I loved this book!This was exactly what I needed to read right now. My year thus far has been full of more serious books with heavy content, but this was a perfect balance of fantastical and lighthearted.Sophie and her two sisters work in a hat shop with only their stepmother for company since the unfortunate death of their father. Being the eldest of three, she has accepted that she is destined for a life of utter mediocrity. When the infamous Witch of the Waste curses So [...]

    8. HOW IS THIS SO DIFFERENT FROM THE MOVIE?!!? I picked this up on a whim because I adore the Miyazaki film, but this is like a totally different story. And I can't believe I'm saying this about one of my favorite movies, but I like this book waaaaay more.

    9. I adore middle grade fantasy fiction. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the first book that ever made me cry, and I still get emotional when I reread it. The Phantom Tollbooth remains one of the funniest, cleverest books I’ve ever read, though I didn’t read it until I was in my twenties. A Wrinkle in Time changed my view of the world and helped me embrace myself for who I was and still am. The Little Prince gave me a lot of deep, philosophical fodder for discussion with my family. An [...]

    10. After finishing Howl's Moving Castle I immediately Googled “Diana Wynne Jones” to see how many more books in this series I can look forward to. The first thing I noticed was “Died: March 26, 2011”. My reaction was “WTF? And we are just getting acquainted!” The book starts off charmingly with:“In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three.” This misfortune falls on 18- [...]

    11. I watched the movie, Howl's Moving Castle, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, when I was going through my anime phase, not to mention I'm pretty much always going through a Christian Bale phase. I loved it, of course, it was so odd and just plain weird, exactly why I enjoy anime so much.This was quite a while ago, and it wasn't until just recently that I started reading reviews of the book by Diana Wynne Jones, so I ordered it right away. And, because my "to read" pile is enormous, it sat on my shelf f [...]

    12. I readHowl's Moving Castle at the most perfect time. I was caught in between a colossal book, and my next intense read. I was in desperate need of a lighter, fun book. In Howl's Moving Castle I found exactly that and much more. Howl's Moving Castleis about a meek, young girl who was enchanted by an aging spell. Her only chance of breaking the enchantment is living with the mysterious wizard, Howl, and bargaining with the fire demon. I really found this story enjoyable. Diana Jones created an ado [...]

    13. Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle #1), Diana Wynne Jones تاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهاردهم نوامبر سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: قلعه متحرک؛ نویسنده: دیان واین جونز؛ مترجم: شراره صدیق؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، کتابسرای تندیس؛ 1381؛ در 302 ص، شابک: 9789645757357؛ چاپ دوم 1382، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آمریکایی قرن 20 مداستانی عاش [...]

    14. I'd started writing this review yesterday. I had to quit because I was busy having one of my anxiety fits about using cliches, not saying what I really mean, unclear sentences, my bad grammar, blah blah. I worry about it so much that it is hard to write anything. Howl's Moving Castle is one of those books that I wish I'd not read so I could read it again. That's a cliche, it's true, but it is true. A lot has been written about Howl's on so I'll try and say something beyond all of the true thing [...]

    15. Sophie Hatter, la mayor de tres hermanas, sabe que al ser la mayor de la familia su destino es fracasar. Por ello, tras la muerte de su padre, no se molesta cuando se queda como aprendiza en la tienda de sombreros de la familia, mientras que sus dos hermanas van a diferentes lugares donde sobresalen. Tras llamar la atención de la Bruja del Páramo, Sophie se convierte en una anciana de 90 años, y por culpa de un hechizo, no podrá contárselo a nadie. Toda decidida, coge sus pertenencias y emp [...]

    16. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, so decided it was about time I just jump straight in. My deepest heart's desire was that I'd find the female-equivalent to Terry Pratchett, but sadly that is not the case.It was written so well and Diana has an amazing imagination that makes Neil Gaiman look normal. But sadly the characters were flat and I felt nothing for any of them, though I think Howl was the most wonderfully developed of the lot. They were all a little bit "I'm only her [...]

    17. 10 out of 10Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:Scott Thomas feat Jonathan Clay – Heart On FireGenre: high-fantasy, fairytaleStuff: moving castle (duh), magic, curseWOW: characters, humorPOV: 3rd-person, femaleLove-Geometry: seemingQuote-Core: "You have an instinct, Sophie. Nothing is safe from you."Ima [...]

    18. Delightful a'f, I don't know what more you could want in a whimsical fantasy-This book will appeal to every age group and gender. -It's simple yet extremely well plotted-You can read it in one sitting!-Doesn't rely on tropes at all, it's its own original story-You will feel joy throughout the entire bookI highly recommend this.

    19. So what is Howl's Moving Castle?Pull up a stool by the fire and I'll tell you.Deceptively complex and yet magically simple, Diana Wynne Jones' inimitable classic throws everything but the kitchen sink (well, probably that too) and gobs of green goo upon the concept of the fairy tale and dusts it with a generous helping of humor, horror, and heart. From making Sophie into an old woman, to making glowing faces in the fireplace, to Wales being a home as deep and dynamic as DiCaprio's own final dest [...]

    20. Howl's lingers with me because of the humor, because of the perfectly executed twisting plot, because of the snapping dialog. Diana is possibly the best writer of her generation but because she wrote mainly YA in a time before HP she was disregarded. You want to know what I think a book should be like? Read this one.

    21. وای وای وای من از قبل این‌که برم سراغش هم می‌دونستم خیلی خوبه. ولی نه دیگه درین حد! :O-oروایت بی‌نهایت ساده، روراست و واضحه. این‌قد که تا وسطای داستان، فک نمی‌کنی این‌روایت سهل و ساده بخواد به‌یه‌شاهکار ختم بشه. ولی در نهایت، می‌بینی تمام چیزهای کوچیک و ساده، بذرهای نهال بز [...]

    22. Haulov pokretni zamak je izuzetno kreativna i šarena bajka koja čitaoce ne ostavlja ravnodušnim. Glavni likovi su izuzetno maštoviti i trodimenzionalni, a pejzaži kojima lutamo zajedno sa njima poprilično živopisni.Čitaoci na momente mogu predvideti neke stvari, ali to ni u kom slučaju ne može da naruži lepotu ovog romana. Dajem čistu peticu Haulovom pokretnom zamku, a na listu stavljam nastavak.Šteta je što roman nije nešto naročito promovisan i popularizovan u Srbiji i što je [...]

    23. Un libro catalogado como infantil o juvenil pero que gustará sin importar la edad del lector.El castillo que crea la autora es increíble, con sus puertas que dan a lugares diferentes a tiempos diferentes e incluso a dimensiones diferentes. Así mismo, la maldición de Sophie es mucho más que una maldición. Es la forma que tiene la autora de mostrarnos cómo cambia la perspectiva de las cosas con la edad y cómo nos vamos volviendo más insensibles al qué dirán o a los juicios de las person [...]

    24. One of the best fantasies, and a clever mystery besides. Read it, for probably the 10th time, but this time I read it aloud to my 7yo. He loved it, though I did have to explain a few things. I would love a Calcifer of my own.

    25. This is the first book that I read to my daughter. She may not be a captive audiencetually, scrap that. She's still brewing. Still in the womb. She was captive! Captivated, well that's harder to say. The general feedback was wiggles. Her mother reported that she wiggled as I read to her, a chapter a night for the last few weeks. It was either "Hey I like this sound" or "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? STOP TORTURING ME!" I'm assuming it was the former.This book was chosen because it is one of my wife's f [...]

    26. Primera lectura: Junio 2014Segunda lectura: Febrero 2016 Tercera lectura: Enero 2018Tenía muchísimas ganas de leer este libro desde que vi la maravillosa película de estudios Ghibli. Sabía, por esa regla no escrita, que el libro tenía que ser mejor y la verdad no me decepcionó ¡Lo adore!La película es bastante fiel hasta cierto punto, luego de que Sophie va al castillo, la trama se separa completamente. Pero me parece que el libro sigue fiel a su estilo y en los últimos capítulos nos d [...]

    27. An annoying 3 StarsWhile I had no recollection of the plot, I remember absolutely loving the Howl's Moving Castle Studio Ghibli film as a kid, so I went into this expecting to escape into a world of feel-good nostalgia. And I was for the first 100 pages, but then everything changed with the reading slump attacked It took me over 2 weeks to get through the next 200 pages, but it wasn't even the book's fault, just me being a big dumb dumb D:As to the book itself, I really like how imaginative this [...]

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