Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's Not What You Expect

How could anybody resist a book that starts out like this:

"I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen."

Or a book that has descriptions like this:

"Then I came around back (of the old, abandoned house) and saw my opportunity: a doorless doorway, bearded with vines, gaping and black; an open mouth just waiting to swallow me."

When a friend sent me the trailer for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" I had no idea of the adventure I was going to take through this book of odd old photos and haunting writing. Two of my favorite things.

I was at Barnes & Noble and one of the booksellers saw the book in my hand and he said, "It's not what you expect." I said I had read the back cover and he shook his head, "It STILL isn't what you expect." He couldn't have put it better.

After I finished the book I started doing research on the book and the author, Ransom Riggs. In his quest to do the trailer he met with an urban explorer (something else that fascinates me) overseas to find the perfect locations for filming.

That led me to another amazing video:
I'm hooked. I can't wait for the sequel and the movie.
We haven't heard the last of this book or its author.


  1. My daughter recommended this book to me and I enjoyed it very much.

    1. I think you were where I first heard about it. You had put the trailer up on the sketchbook

  2. I will have to read this! Thanks for sharing. Susanne

  3. I must get to Barnes and Noble and find this book!!

    1. The book is only in hardback in the Teen or Young Adult section.


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