closing walls and ticking clocks

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (a novel in words and pictures)  by Brian Selznick (533 pgs, with illustrations) 2007

A surprisingly quick read for its hefty size, liberally lightened by the penciled illustrations.  The titular Hugo is an orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station.  He maintains the clocks and is hard at work repairing a mysterious automaton salvaged from the fire that killed his father.

A fun adventure, sprinkled with tidbits from early cinema and centered around real life movie master Georges Melies.

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