Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21

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Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21

Postby Sky Alton » Thu May 31, 2018 11:00 pm

Typical, I break my neck to get here and I find you peacefully tidying up

Here we’ll be discussing the remaining chapters of Howl’s Moving Castle (16 through 21) as well as the book as a whole.

The end of the book is certainly a wild ride of resolutions, explanations and possibilities. Do you like when all the loose ends get tied up so neatly? As for our colourful cast of characters: Sophie claims that Howl has barely changed at all. Would you agree? How about Sophie herself, is she free of being ‘the eldest of three’? Finally, what did you think of the book as a whole?

Even here, don’t forget to use spoiler tags to avoid ruining any of those resolutions for anyone else.
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Re: Howl's Moving Castle, Chapters 16-21

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:20 am

What a satisfying conclusion to the story.Some of the story events encountered in these last chapters were a surprise, some were (so I thought) sort of pointed at during earlier parts of the book (I thought this even in the first reading of the book) and some were just a sheer joy to read.

How strange that scarecrow person turned out to be! I would NEVER have guessed it at all. Nope.

I think that Sophie probably profited greatly by this experience, if only to get rid of the shreds and chains of how she was programmed to 'be' while a child growing up. She had an unusual opportunity to find out who she is, inside, and act it out. Become it. What fun! Now to retain that when returned to her proper age. :D

Howl? ... Howl isn't my favorite person and yet, I can see that he had his reasons for doing as he did. Sort of ...

I just liked it! A good story, imaginative, and with all the "loose ends" very neatly tied up!
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