|Silvana De Mari: The Last Elf
||[Jun. 19th, 2009|01:26 pm]
~*our cosy little circle of book obsessed souls*~
Somebody recommended this book to me years ago but only now I found it in me to read it and I really loved it to bits! It's a story of the last elf Yorshkrunsquarkljolnerstrink (or Yorsh if you prefer ;)) who learns to live in a world filled with things wonderful and cruel. The story is beautifully written, soulful and really funny in a sweet and delightful way. It is a fantasy story that might be situated in our world a long long time ago and in some elements it is very basic fantasy meant for young readers. But the main character is just so refreshingly sweet that I could not get enough of reading about him. There's a few black & white pictures here and there in the book and they bring a lovely atmosphere.
The story itself is not very original or special but the sweetness of the main charachter, the humour and the new point of view makes it quite unforgettable. Recommended to all fantasy & children book fans. :)