Stunning drawings - to those people who say "but the story is the important part - what about that?" Well, the drawings are the story. To try and separate the book into illustrations and words just doesn't work. That would result in something lacking; experienced as a whole, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a beautiful, nostalgic dream of a book that I lingered over for days. In fact, I cannot wait to read this aloud to my young cousin, going through every picture together and bringing it to life.
As a book lover (not just a lover of writing, or literature but books) I found this almost perfect.