As anticipated in my review of The Amulet of Samarkand, I greedily lapped up the second installment of the Bartimaeus Trilogy; perhaps a little too fast for my own good. It was even better than the first although I was disappointed that Nathaniel, the protagonist of the tale was still with the bad guys, I thought he'd have had a change of heart by now. 'The Golem's Eye is extremely funny, my favourite character being the one pictured on the cover, a possessed deranged skeleton. How times have changed! When I was eleven, I had to make do with C.S. Lewis' wonky Christian allegories about witches and wardrobes; kids these days are spolit for choice.
Malignant spirits, counter-revolutionaries, booby-trapped tombs and more make for a terribly exciting read. I recommend 'The Golem's Eye' to people of all ages! And make sure you read it soon, they're coming out with a movie series based on the books. So if you want to use your imagination for what it's meant for and not wait for some swarthy Hollywood director to feed you the images, I'd suggest you grab the Bartimaeus Trilogy and give it a whirl.