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 Howl's moving castle
Posted: Jan 3 2012, 04:40 PM


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The BOOK. Diana Wynne Jones! :DDD I wished there was more snarky DWJ humour and contrary logic left in the Hayao Miyazaki adaptation - both were lovely on their own, but I wanted to see Sophie and Howl at their worse, snapping at each other and threatening Califer who can't do much more than spark, glower and pout back. And then everybody loves each other anyway, because.

The animated movie was more Miyazaki anyway, I guess and adorable. Sophie was made more quietly strong, and I did like the parts where she defied the Witch in her own seemingly ignorant way. xD

And lol, wouldn't want to encourage the little children in Japan to copy the adults' behaviour in the book, I guess - all the eloping, snarky dynamics, complicated promises, disrespecting your elders, flirting, being jealous and denying it - wahaha. Was complicated enough a thread, that plot. :D

Read the book, guys!
Posted: Mar 8 2012, 12:39 AM


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Read the book, loved it. Read it again, loved it even more! The movie and book start out similar and then diverge wildly. You pretty much have to take tham as seperate entities. The book is better though. The movie gets dragged down a bit too much with the "message" its sharing, and with its unnecessary twists. The book is straight out enjoyment, and not as convoluted. kurou05.gif
Posted: Mar 15 2012, 06:45 AM


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Watched the movie and enjoyed it. Guess I need to read the book. Books tend to be better if they were written first, and after reading some comments most agree that this book is better.
Posted: Mar 25 2012, 01:25 AM


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I really adored the movie and I loved the book. The first time I read it, I read in one sitting cause I couldn't put it down. I always recommend to anyone I know if they liked the movie they really should read the book~! It's addicting.
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 07:02 PM


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Watched anime! It was fabulous! But haven't read the book yet! Think will try it.
Is it good?
Posted: May 6 2012, 09:36 AM


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Oh the first time I borrowed this from the library, I had just finished watching the animation. A number of differences but I still loved the book. I actually had no idea that the animation was based on the book and was certainly surprised when I stumbled across it at the library.

I then had the sudden urge to reread the books only a few weeks ago xD I still love it, perhaps even more than the an millimetre.

And only last week I found out that the book actually had a sequel. I had no idea! It was my friend's birthday and she got the book. I was like, "Oh, what's this about?" When she told me it was actually the sequel to Howl's moving castle, I was so tempted to steal the book from her. kurou21.gif

Of course I didn't, but I have made it my mission to read it one day.
Posted: Aug 21 2012, 01:58 AM


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I love the anime/movie version! The first time I watch this, I fell in love with it. But I never actually read the book though. I would love to...if I get my hand on it. LOl
Posted: Sep 4 2012, 08:09 PM


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I'm in the middle of writing it! The book so far is quite charming and I love both the movie and book! They're great in their own way! I can't wait to actually finish it.
Posted: Nov 9 2012, 10:59 AM


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I read the book after I watched the movie, but I'm not sure which one I enjoyed the most. They are both really fun and I liked what both had to offer. kurou01.gif
Posted: Nov 13 2012, 06:54 PM


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when i watched the movie i thought i would be similar to the book but is wasnt

i luv the movie but i think the book was much better
Posted: Dec 10 2012, 08:08 PM


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I saw the movie first and I liked it. I only read the book years after the movie.
And I've read all 3 books. Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, House of Many Ways. (in the latter two Sophie and Howl return as only the side characters and we learn that their son was born and that his name is Morgan.)
The interesting difference about the movie and the first book is:
-in the movie is war but not in the book
-Howl actually came from "our word in our time" to a land with magic.

There are many more things that are more interesting in the book, but I won't spoil it more.

It's a really good series, I recommend it.
I think that the category it is, is: unorthodox fantasy.

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