29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
A delightful read for all, young and old.,
This review is from: Goblin Secrets (Alexander, William) (Hardcover)
If Neil Gaiman and Charles Dickens were to sit down at a pub, somewhere near where the Olde London Bridge used to span the Thames, and trade ideas for a story, Goblin Secrets may have been their creation. Fortunately, we have a brilliant young new author to thank for devising this compelling new world around the city of Zombay. What I wouldn't give to stroll across the Fiddleway Bridge into the twisted streets and misshapen buildings of The Southside. Alexander's style and exceptional prose draws your imagination into this wonderful world with ease providing a fresh yet subtle new take on magic. It is important that we discover, especially at a young age, that magic is something that is elusive and mysterious, not something that we just casually pull out of thin air on a whim with just a few words and a wave of a wand.
I want to quote a small passage taken from this book that evoked more emotion within me than a book has accomplished in a long long time.
"He felt his anger drain away. He didn't want to let it go. He fought to keep it. Anger kept him moving. It kept him warm. But now words fell out of his mouth like cold pebbles."
The context surrounding this passage lent so much more power to these words, but you'll have to read the book to discover this for yourself.