Honestly hadn’t heard of this novel by Ransom Riggs until I saw the trailer for the Tim Burton movie and of course, was fascinated by it.
While well-written and plotted out, it was a bit of a disappointment to me as I suppose my tastes in literature have involved more character-driven than plot-driven narrative. I was seeking more background on each of the characters, more rounding out of the children who were stuck in a time loop of 1943, rather than a simple “some people are different–peculiar–and they need to be protected from the bad guys who would kill and eat them.
That said, I’d think that Burton would have made a wonderfully entertaining movie out of this, just based on the visuals alone, yet have read the reviews that don’t seem to have the movie holding up to the book.
All told, I wasn’t taken in enough by the book to go back and double-check areas I sometimes felt were technically not tied in properly though after a slow start, I really went through the book rather quickly; quickly, that is, for me, since I haven’t completed reading a book in a while.