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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

[#BookADayUK] Day 1: A Book That Made You Laugh Out Loud

The Phantom Tollbooth - Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster

Books only make me laugh when they are very silly. I have the impression that it's difficult to find them. The Phantom Tollbooth is one exception. I read it at the beginning of this year. It clearly was the craziest and funniest thing I've read in a while.

The style reminded me a lot of Alice in Wonderland: both books have a similar structure and use a lot of puns. Hearing this, one might thing that The Phantom Tollbooth is a copy of Alice. But even though there are similarities the two books a very different. I love them both and I think I can say that The Phantom Tollbooth is even a bit better than Alice.

By the way, on the cover you can see a watch-dog :)