5.0 out of 5 stars
Immersive Reading, 19 Jan. 2014
I decided to read this book because I was intrigued about a description I read online. It said that the book was part story/part black and white movie. Interested, I ordered the book online. When it was delivered I thought there was some sort of mistake as the package was REALLY heavy.
Carefully I opened the box. “Surely this isn’t the book I ordered?” I mused to myself. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when I took the book out of its packaging and began riffling through the pages. It was over 500 pages long!!
Undeterred I scanned the blurb. Instantly my interest was grabbed. Hungrily, like a strange book monster I started to read the first chapter…or should I say “watch”? The first chapter is made up of a collection of amazing black and white illustrations. Flicking from one to the next was just like watching an old black and white movie. Before I knew it, fifty pages of the book had gone by.
I read the book in just a few short hours. It certainly is an exciting adventure through 1930’s Paris. There are interesting and extravagant characters, lots of action and suspense…not to mention nerve-shredding cliff hangers.
I recommend this story to any boy or girl, who loves books, loves movies, loves chasing or being chased. 9 out of 10.