Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: December 2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010

The Stupidest Angel (A Review)

Hilarious, witty and perverse at the same time, this book is a must-read for any adult, especially if they're struggling with the stresses Christmas can bring. Picking up this book at the local library, I wasn't sure if it would be right for me, but it turned out to be so strange that it was good. Horror and humour put together with pure genius.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint (A Review)

A tale with an unexpected ending and some funny moments, 'Monsieur Pamplemouse and the Carbon Footprint' is a good light read. I couldn't help thinking, however, that I had missed something on several ocassions. Whilst the subject is adult at times, the telling keeps some resembance to the Paddington Bear stories for which Michael Bond is famous. I appreciated the story, but will not bother to read more in the series.

I borrowed my copy from my local library!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Well of Lost Plots (A Review)

Another ingenious tale of bookworld by Jasper Fforde, this tale satirises the very process of writing itself. Funny and witty, this book is often hard to put down. Fforde's work is pure genius, his characters are surprising despite (or maybe because of) many being well-known by many an avid reader. Its hard to classify what genre his work forms, but this particularly book is more closely related to the detectove genre than any other. Jasper's work is enhanced by the presence of imaginative credits, adverts and, on his website, behind-the-scenes footage (accessed via the book's very own password). Highly recommended.

My copy was borrowed from the library and is therefore not available for BookCrossing or BFB purposes- sorry for any disappointment.
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