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100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson

100 Cupboards

by N. D. Wilson

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Fantasy story along the lines of Narnia, but with more action taking place on earth (so far). Well-written, engaging story about Henry and the cupboards he finds in his room while staying with his uncle and aunt. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Fantasy story along the lines of Narnia, but with more action taking place on earth (so far). Well-written, engaging story about Henry and the cupboards he finds in his room while staying with his uncle and aunt. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
I'm a big N.D. Wilson fan. I've loved Ashtown Burials so far and Leepike Ridge was enjoyable. 100 Cupboards was enjoyable and held my interest enough that I plan on continuing in the series, but I felt a little let down when comparing to Wilson's other work.
For one, the book was a bit meandering. It felt like it took most of the book trying to establish the setting and reminding you that there is probably more to the story than you knew but that it's not going to tell you yet. At times the descriptions were confusing and abrupt changes were hard to follow. Completely understanding that this is fantasy, the fantastical elements were not always convincing/believable.
Those criticisms aside, it ended on an interesting note and I was still entertained along the way. I plan on continuing to the next book and here's to hoping it improves. ( )
  iamjonlarson | Sep 29, 2014 |
Good. Too dark for me and mine. But well written and quite interesting.
  joshrskinner | Jul 30, 2014 |
Book 1 in the '100 Cupboards Trilogy': This is another story that eventually leads to 'we aren't in Kansas anymore'! It starts off slow, but midway through the book, it picks up steam and never slacks. There are elements of the 2006 movie, 'The Lake House' and of the books: 'Indian In The Cupboard', 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'Narnia' -- where the ordinary crosses over to the magical. This is a story of inter-dimensional travel and of alternate realities akin to Narnia, only that they don't begin in a closet, but in 100 Cupboards. Onwards to Books 2 & 3. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
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For my grandfathers: Lt. Col. Lawrence Aubrey Greensides, USAF (Ret.), and Lt. James Irwin Wilson, USN (Ret.), who tilled the soil of my imagination.
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Henry, Kansas, is a hot town.
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Henry bliver vækket af en sær bankelyd fra væggen over hans seng. Et øjeblik efter falder små stykker puds ned over ham, og to runde greb kommer til syne. Det ene af dem drejer langsomt rundt. Henry er netop flyttet ind på loftsværelset hos sin onkel, tante og tre kusiner langt ude på landet i Kansas. Væggen ved hans seng vender ud mod enorme marker – rent faktisk burde der ikke være noget som helst på den anden side. Men da han og kusine Henrietta går i gang med at pille mere puds ned, finder de en masse små låger. Og de fører ikke ud til markerne. Gennem en af dem kan man høre silende regn og vindens susen i træerne. Og gennem en anden kan de se et oplyst rum og en mand, der fordeler post. Bag en tredje låge fornemmer Henry en sær og lurende ondskab, der bare venter på at blive sat fri. Pludselig dumper der et brev ind til ham…
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Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.

100 Cupboards is the first book of a new fantasy adventure, written in the best world-hopping tradition and reinvented in N. D. Wilson’s inimitable style.

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After his parents are kidnapped, timid twelve-year-old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin Henrietta discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open onto other worlds.… (more)

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