A book written by Diana Wynne Jones, published in 1986. It's an amazing fantasy story, taking place in a country called Ingary. The main character is Sophie Hatter, who is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste. Sophie sets out to seek her fortune, which leads her to getting involved with the terrible Wizard Howl. This book has an amazing way of grabbing you and making you forget about the plot, until you get to the ending and everything ties together. It seems a little simple, but you'll soon realize that after every reread you pick up extra bits of information.

Howl's Moving Castle was made into an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki in 2004. Real fans of the book will tell you that the movie was good by itself, but strayed to far from the book, and the book was infinitely better. The only things the same between the book and the movie is the basic premise and four out of seven of the main characters' names. The last two-thirds of the movie were completely different from the book. Still, don't bash the movie, because Diana Wynne Jones said herself that it was good that the movie was very different from the book.
Howl's Moving Castle is the best book of all time.
by Segreto November 05, 2010
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An incredible movie by Hayo Miyazaki, who also created such films as Spirited Away, Porco Rosso and Princess Mononoke. A visual masterpiece and a beautiful story. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.
Howl's Moving Castle is a good movie. Everyone should see it, not just the crazy "otaku" kids who live at Atomic Comics reading manga.
by Waqcku July 02, 2005
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By the author Diana Wynne Jones, a children's book, and a totally kick-ass movie by the director of Spirited Away,Hayao Miyazaki.Also known as Hauru no Ugoku Shiro. An amazing fatasy story( and movie) with a totally sweet ending, about a young girl Sophie and a heart-eating wizard Howl.The book has a sequel, castle in the air. The character, howl, stole the heart of many young girls who have watched the movie
A: hey do you know that howl is the main character of the movie.
B: duh. erm. actually, howl's actual name is howell, which is such a pity, cause the name, howl, goes so totally well with amazingly good looks.*sigh*
by howl June 11, 2005
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