zondag 23 september 2012

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar childeren by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. 
An abandoned orphanage. 
And a strange collection of very curious photographs. 

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children , an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.

 A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Looking at its cover you might think what is this book about, yes the title gives away its an home for peculiar childeren. But that is about it.

I had seen it an mutiply in book stores but I sort off couldn't buy it, afraid of it being an horror book, I honestly dislike horror a lot. But curiosity overtook me and with my birthday money I ordered it.
Yes I did not read it at night afraid of hearing and seeing things that were not there. (Yes I tend to do that after I read or seen something that is quite scary)
The book itself suprised me, it is an really good, alluring story that pulls you in once you have started. The vintage photography that is in the book, adds just an bit more to the story in the way that you can actually see what they are talking about. The charachters itself are also unique in their own way and somehow I would have loved to meet them myself if this was real, they could proivde you with an unique vieuw on the world itself.

Ofcourse there are a few small dislikes from my part, but they just are so, oh so tiny. 
First off I bought this book without googeling so I was really mindset on the idea that this might have been an one piece book, no series. But after some googeling I found out it was just an another serie. (I don't mind, trust me but I told myself I couldn't buy anymore series)
The second is that, The book is gonna be turned into an movie. (wich book isnt these days right??)
About it becoming an movie i would have been really excited it it was some unknown director with an unique vieuw on it, but Tim burton is directing it. Yes it might become an very unique movie with his vieuw on things, but maybe it will become and to big of an hollywood production, on that part I have an serious dislike.

Want to find out more, check out the blog of the author Ransom Riggs here.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. For some reason I can't really capture intrest for the book, maybe I will read it someday though. Reading of what the book is about, I'm not too surprised it is picked up by Tim Burton, but yes I can imagine it might be too much of a "hit movie" like you said.

    1. I was intrested in seconds when i saw the cover. the story itself makes is even more amazing, there are so man y peculiar childeren in this book as well as monsters and all. Its something new in the book department after vampires and fallen angels.