For a detailed review, go visit SFF Book Review.I saw the movie before reading the book and I'm probably the only person alive that does not love the movie to pieces.But the book stole my heart. It delivers everything the overwhelming blurb promises. Love, adventure, intrigue, torture, riddles, hilarious annotations. I can't recommend it warmy enough and it's an especially fun summer read. Goldman really brings the story to life with his composition and the frame story (which is completely different from the movie). This book is on NPR's Top 100 best science fiction and fantasy books list for a reason.