Writer's Book Club

INKHEART by Cornelia Funke

Join the Writer’s Book Club in discussing INKHEART by Cornelia Funke! No membership or prior involvement required—jump in whenever you want! Discussions are open indefinitely. Our next WBC meeting will be December 11th to discuss LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS by Richard Louv.

This month I’m doing things a little different. Instead of me posting all the discussion questions, I want you to come up with the questions! In the comments below, bring up any question you want to talk about. Remember to be respectful of everyone, and the WBC should run smoothly. Let the discussion begin!



4 thoughts on “INKHEART by Cornelia Funke

  1. Did you enjoy the omniscient POV? She jumped in and out of character’s heads a lot.

    I thought she had a remarkable blend of fantasy and reality. I enjoyed her gritty characters (Dustfinger and Elinor) and the delicious way she talked about reading a book aloud. I love how she described Mo reading aloud. It made me want to read books aloud myself! And I just love the premise of reading characters and objects out of a book!

    Who’s your favorite character?
    Mine is Meggie and Mo

    • I finally finished INKHEART! Ten days late, LOL.

      At first I enjoyed the omniscient . . . but then I started thinking it was too much. It’s probably why the book is so long—she’s delving deep into too many characters. I love the characters though, so I can almost forgive her for it. Then again, I’m an adult. Would a younger person really care about the thoughts of Elinor and Dustfinger? Elinor’s actions show her character—I didn’t need it spelled out. Dustfinger would be more mysterious if we couldn’t see inside his head . . . but there’s nothing wrong with some mystery! As long as it was explained eventually. Maybe one or two scenes in his head would’ve been enough.

      I agree that the premise is awesome! It made me fall in love with books all over again! I can’t wait to read this book to my son when he’s older. I loved the references to so many great books, and I love how Meggie decided to handle her “gift” at the end.

      My favorite character is Meggie, and I also really liked Farid, and Resa for what little we saw of her. I like Mo, but I thought some of his dialogue was a bit cheesy. Not sure why . . . I wonder if he was a hard character to write. He seems torn between Meggie and Resa.

      Overall, I adored this book. 😀

  2. Alison liked this book as well. I thought it was okay. We really should consider starting these up again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t believe it’s been 3 years since we did these!!!! Wow, where did the time go?

    • Alison and I seem to have similar taste in books. 😉 It is hard to believe it’s been three years! I enjoyed doing them, but not sure if I would have time to start up again. Not enough hours in the day! I should blog more often though.

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