This was a quirky little tale. It's written in the style of an grown-up Lemony Snicket book. It also brings to mind Joe Meno's The Boy Detective Fails and The Third Policeman. Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Jessica Confessore
This first novel is too precious for its own good. Have hopes for the author's next attempt because of glimmers of wit and narrative skill amidst the density of tiresome allusions... Read morePublished on March 26, 2010 by edlk
An excellent book: a rollicking plot, screwball comedy, imaginative world building, insightful meta-fiction, tenderness, intrigue, love, war, peace, playfulness, seriousness, and... Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by Peter McCafferty
Yes, this book is cute. Just look at that cover! I bet people buy it solely for that alone. I'll admit, it was one of the selling points for me. Read morePublished on January 2, 2008 by ASM
I love this book so much that I am buying it for various friends and family members as the perfect Christmas present. Read morePublished on December 3, 2006 by Anne Clarke
As I was reading through this book I experienced periods of shock and boredom. An interesting combination. Read morePublished on June 6, 2006 by Angel H.
I can see how people might not like this book, not because it isn't great (it is) but because it's a type of book that doesn't appeal to everybody maybe. Read morePublished on May 23, 2006 by Tim MacD