1. Until just now, I didn’t even realize there wasn’t chapters!! I can’t believe I didn’t notice that!
    I completely agree about the marriage issue. I disliked that the author went about the issue the way he did. I hate to admit that until you mentioned it, though, I had forgotten about it.
    And when you said that Rose’s story was deafeningly quiet……perfect! It really WAS like being in a silent film! 🙂

  2. I’ve seen this title — a great title that appeals to me — but I had no sense at all about what the book was about. I haven’t read any Brian Selznick, and though this sounds good I get the impression from your review that maybe Hugo Cabret might be a better place to start. Putting it on my list!

  3. I appreciate you taking the time to explain the things you DIDN’T like about it. I heard so many lovely things about Hugo that I eventually picked it up only to discover that it’s a graphic novel and those just don’t hold any appeal to me. So then this book comes out and everyone is raving about it and I start to think maybe I was too hasty. I was considering giving in and picking this one up but the reasons you listed as having it bother you would bother me a lot. So I’ll skip it in good conscious.

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