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[review] The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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James Nicoll
2017-03-06 15:23:34 UTC
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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Jaimie Vandenbergh
2017-03-06 16:26:44 UTC
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/garden-of-the-mind
Review spoiler: I'm glad you liked it. This is one of a few books that I
really want people to enjoy, and it always makes me a little sad if they
don't.

Cheers - Jaimie
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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2017-03-06 16:31:42 UTC
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/garden-of-the-mind
Review spoiler: I'm glad you liked it. This is one of a few books that I
really want people to enjoy, and it always makes me a little sad if they
don't.
I tried reading it out loud to my nieces. They never made it past the
first few pages.

Was doing it because it was one of *my* favorites of course..
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Peter Trei
2017-03-06 16:51:22 UTC
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/garden-of-the-mind
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One of my childhood favorites!

There's also a musical MGM animated version, which came out in 1970. It
got generally positive reviews, but wasn't a hit. It's directed by Chuck
Jones, and includes Mel Blanc, Hans Conried, and June Foray among the
voice talent.

For me, its a bit of a guilty pleasure...

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Dorothy J Heydt
2017-03-06 16:53:20 UTC
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/garden-of-the-mind
A classic. And don't forget the film adaptation by
*Chuck*Jones*, with Hans Conried voiceing both Azaz and the
Mathematigian.

The live-action bits that frame the story are shot in San
Francisco. Obviously Milo is suffers from clinical depression;
how else could you get bored in San Francisco?
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