Saturday, 12 December 2009

Sabriel - Garth Nix

This book is about magic - but not about the sort of Harry Potter magic, this is very different. It isn't all fun and games, it's really serious stuff, things that the whole of the world will suffer if something bad happens. And bad things do happen. I found the prologue quite depressing and confusing, but the first chapter seemed a lot more light-hearted and cheery. After a while though, the mood drops, and it becomes much more serious. I think I got to about chapter five and then didn't read any more for a couple of months. I then, out of desperation and lack of things to read, began to read it agian and really enjoyed it. It is fast-paced, dramatic and gripping. When I had finished Sabriel, I really wanted the second book, Lirael. An unusual thing about Sabriel is that the book has a very odd font, which doesn't really affect my review but I thought it strange at the time. It doesn't make it any harder to read, but I just felt like mentioning it. I would give this book 8.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I've read this and found it very enjoyable but think that Garth Nix has more of an obsession with packing than I have - everytime Sabriel goes any where, she checks all her belongings and makes sure she has a spare pair of socks and a clean vest! Perhaps he's trying to instil good habits in children.