Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)

This book comes at an interesting time. It's a story about a boy's Grandpa who was alive during second world war, which is a bit of a follow up from Unbroken. Also, it's a book that is about pictures, kind of like The Fairy Ring. It is also very much a story about finding out about your ancestors - something I've been thinking I should be focusing more on. He has also written a book about Sherlock Holmes - and the author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was talked about in The Fairy Ring. There's some characters too who never age, like in Tuck Everlasting! A strange juxtaposition of ideas and promptings in my life!

The story is of a boy whose Grandpa is seemingly crazy. But then again, is he? Maybe the crazy stories he has told are true. The grandson, seemingly Grandpa's favorite, sets out to figure out the mystery after witnessing Grandpa's death. It's kind of a dark, kind of a mysterious, kind of silly mix of a story - and I really enjoy it.

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I looked up the author and it turns out this is his first book. He has been overwhelmed with enormous success. It also turns out it is a huge best seller AND a movie is going to be made. How does this happen to these first time authors!!! So crazy. Good thing he seems like such a down to earth, nice guy.

He has a blog, and this was a post just a few days ago, talking about how he can't believe how many books he has sold:


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