The Phantom Tollbooth

I am happy I started reading more often like I did when I was a young teen.  I read fantasy and fiction more often than other genres and some of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman and Chuck Palahniuk. I read from other authors of course but this past year I had the joy of reading this novel called The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, which was written around the 1960s and later made into an animation/film debuting in the 70s. I wanted to share this because it is something from my childhood.  I saw the movie way before knowing there was a novel based on it.  A friend of mine, Matt, is very much into reading and actually found a copy, in great shape I might add, of the book itself and gave it to me on one of his book hunts.



(photo courtesy of wikipedia

The film itself is interesting on it’s own and is very enjoyable.  It is significantly different from the book. I won’t dive into how much different but I do recommend anyone to read it.  I would say watch the movie first and then read the book only because the book is a lot more meaningful in the novel than the movie, however, the movie gives you a much more playful overview to the novel itself, where at times in the book it can get a little heavy but only because it is something that anyone of any age can take away from it.

This is a post I wrote on Instagram regarding the book while I was halfway through it and my thoughts on it.

The link:

The Phantom Tollbooth


(Photo courtesy of Tamara of

It is something too that can be read over and over to any generation.


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