I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

The Lives of Christopher Chant

Cover of The Lives of Christopher Chant.

Chrestomanci was my first encounter with the phenomenon that is Diana Wynne Jones. I liked the books โ€“ they seemed to strike the tricky balance between whimsy, absurdity, and having an actual plot. I can still remember how Christopher starts going into other worlds, touching things to make them solid. It’s a great image.