Good Read: The Phantom Tollbooth

When I was a kid, I was very much interested in literature. I read many books, fiction or none fiction, classic or modern did not matter. I borrowed The Phantom Tollbooth from school library, and started reading it at the age of 12, in a classroom full of noise: Our teacher was absent that day. I do not know how it made me forget about the noise I read it as a fiction, it was well written, and it gave my imagination a lot of ideas. I liked it so much, that I bought it and put it in my bookshelf.

As I grew up, I read it over and over in different occasions, and I finally thought that this has been much more than fiction to me, it has been the first steps towards logic, maybe even without realizing it. Well done to Norton Juster…

I still have the book, and I still enjoy reading it. It marks the beginning of my steps toward the light of thoughts. And it is a good read for anyone interested in fiction, logic, and a good book.


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