I was thinking of how cool The Phantom Tollbooth is. I think it’s one of my favorite books ever, certainly was my favorite when I was 12 or whatever. If a book has a character in it named Faintly Macabre, the not-so-wicked Which how can it not be cool?
I remember Aunt Faintly getting all protective regarding letters and words and hoarding them for herself – which of course made it hard for people in the Kingdom of Dictionopolis to be able to comunicate effectively. King Azaz the Unabridged threw her in jail, and she deserved it of course.
I think I’ll try and find my copy – The Phantom Tollbooth is like the coolest book ever.