Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Tilting House, by Tom Llewellyn
The only reason Josh's family buys the house known as the Tilting House is because it is so inexpensive. And the reason it's inexpensive is because it's so weird. All the floors tilt three degrees, and the walls are covered with cryptic diagrams and scientific equations. This book describes the family's life in this new house as they discover its secrets. Although the house sounds spooky, the book is not very frightening, despite some hints of dark doings. The chapters are presented as a series of almost separate events, although they do string together into a coherent plot. Magical events such a talking rat and a disappearing house are presented as mildly surprising, but not extraordinary. This is a fun, lighthearted read. 2010.