My interest in Howl's Moving Castle originated from the publicity of the movie made by Hayao Miyazaki.
Boy was I in for a surprise.
I can see where the movie originated from, but this novel is witty and an artisan example of imagination and entwined storytelling. The characters are palpitating with originality and their own spunky personal traits.
It was a very flowing read and I will own it in my near future.