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Starring James Bricknell, Walter Pavlik and Becca Howes
(Duration: 1 hour 16 min 26 MB)

Welcome to the Dewey Decibel System, “A social bookclub for the internet age.”

Join Becca, James and Walter as we discuss this months book, Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

WE HAVE A WINNER!! The contest for Lloyd Barons collection of books goes to Julian! As a long time contributor to the show it seems only fair that he wins! Congrats Julian.

And Becca is doing a crazy Run for charity! If you would like to help you can here

This episode we got to focus on the Studio Ghibli version of the book and talked about the differences between the two as well as answer our emails!

Our next book is The Tome of Bill by Rick Gualtieri which you can purchase here.

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Any questions about the books? email them to us at podcast@justfourgeeks.com with the subject line DDSCast and we will read them on the show!




You can also contact us on:

Twitter: @DDSCast, @keridel@wpavlik2 and @friendlyfilmfan 
 
Emails:
Hello James, Walter, and Rebecca.  I want to start by apologizing, when I finished this book I tweeted @DDScast, that I was meh on the book.  But upon further reflection, I actually found that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  It reminds me of His Dark Materials in a way. The way the house works for moving to different parts of the world.While I was reading it, I had a hard time getting into the story, because I felt like it wasn’t really leading to anything with Sophie.  She just seemed content to be an old lady. But upon reflection I realized that Howl is actually the person I should have taken a greater interest in.  I didn’t really see all the subtle changes that were happening to his character,as he grew to know Sophie better.  I just found it hard to relate to Sophie, and i wished there was more with Michael, as I related to him best.   I am really looking forward now to reading the rest of the books in this series now.  Oh, I did love Calcifer as well.P.S.I watched the animated movie, and I didn’t really care for it that much.  I tend to get hung up on this stuff though when the movies/tv shows don’t match up with my imagination. I’m just a smug book reader in that way. That’s why sometimes it’s better to watch the movie before you read the book.Love Julian
 
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