The Figure in the Shadows
Publish date: 1977-01-15
Pages no: 155
Edition language: English
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleHonestly, I liked this one more than The House with a Clock in its Walls. The style was very similar but I think the ending worked better in this one. My big problem with the first one was that there was the huge, ginormous, world-changing problem that...
Definitely not as classic as The House with the Clock in its Walls. Most jarring was the change of illustrators. Mercer Mayer (!) .... doesn't really come from the same planet that Edward Gorey does. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Little Monster, and he actually captures the new character...
There was something off about this one. 'The House With A Clock In Its Walls' had originally been written as a regular novel, and only later rewritten for the juvenile market. That might be the difference. Lewis has finally made a good friend in Rose Rita Pottinger, but has also become the target of...