I love the books...Dustfinger is the awesomest character I've ever read about. I first watched the movie, then realized, "Hmm. Sounds familiar."
Turns out I had started listening to Inkheart on cd a few years back, and hadn't gotten very far. After I realized THAT, I ordered the first book from the library, read it all the way through. I loved it. Then I got the second book. Loved it. Got the third. Loved it.
All in all, I enjoyed them immensely. Mostly because of Dustfinger. XD
It's kind of cool that the writing style makes sense And sounds beautiful after they translated it from German to English(usually, there are different wordings/meanings for different words, and different phrases for other phrases, and so on). The books were first written in German.
And yesss Dustfinger is my favorite too!