Dreamhunter

Dreamhunter

Book - 2005
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Set in 1906, this work describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, where only a select group of people can go. These are the Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams, which are then transmitted to the general public. This work is suitable for children aged 11 and above.
Publisher: Sydney : HarperCollins/Fourth Estate, 2005.
ISBN: 9780732281939
0732281938
Branch Call Number: YA FIC KNOX
Characteristics: 434 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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justbron
Apr 27, 2011

Loved this book, and its sister Dreamquake. A little hard to get into at first, maybe because of the writing style? But perseverance paid off, and the story really pulls you in. I also loved the setting, a kind of art-deco steampunk-y dreamlike alternate history New Zealand (or at least that's how I saw it in my mind!). Great for both adults and teens, too.

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illusions_court
Feb 08, 2011

Dreamhunter turned out much better then I expected it to. What really sold it for me was the originality of the plot, after reading soooo many fantasy novels a lot of ideas have been stretched thin. Dreamhunter has an entirely modern yet old-fashioned quality to it and I find the characters enduring. Elizabeth Knox's writing style is just discontinued enough to get the readers attention at key points but smooth enough to keep her audience reading.

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rattlebrain
Dec 21, 2010

This book was fantastic! My husband and daughter love it, too. The author created another world that seemed familiar (and somewhat like Australia or New Zealand) yet different in crucial ways. The characters were all people I would like to meet, and I found myself longing to enter The Place.

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VioletMagpie
Aug 24, 2010

First of a two part series: the plot had a lot of potential. unfortunately it was never developed quite properly - it seemed to be lacking the stuff that makes really great novels great - it seemed at times rather plodding, pedantic, too thought out and not "flowy" enough for my taste. As well, I felt that there was something 'off', something not quite believable about the main human characters especially how the author tried to develop the main character but couldn't seem to pinpoint how a 16-year-old girl would act, writing a character that waffled from a naive waif to a girl in a very serious relationship...
Adequate, amusing read, but would not seek out more titles by this author or read again.

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