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LEGENDARIUM Kindle Edition
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Using the Legendarium, Bombo and Alistair must travel through pivotal works of literature (both real and imagined) to learn how to defeat the forces of darkness threatening the great books. Along the way, they bicker their way through discussing books, the publishing industry, the impact of literature on our shared culture and whether the great works of the past could survive if published today. Legendarium is a quick read, funny (very funny), smart, full of great references (both subtle and gross) and has great points to make about big ideas, writing, reading and enjoying books.
While I've read many Michael Bunker books, this is my first exposure to Kevin G. Summers. It won't be my last. This collaboration should inspire many fans for both authors. Highly recommended!
You'll find a little bit of everything in Legendarium. For instance, if you enjoy fantastic writing, laughing out loud while you read and such things as libraries, books, adventures, bungling heroes who finally get it right after a whole lot of wrong, snappy dialogue, and characters whose flaws are all too believable and thus, endearing, this book is for you!
I downloaded this kindleunlimited freebie because it was a freebie and because it had a pretty professional looking cover. I thought it might have a laugh or two and I was curious. Well, this time curiosity has rewarded the cat handsomely.
This is a sly, deeply well-informed and broadly aware send up of all things literary - of authors, writing, publishing, self-publishing, criticism, blogging, teaching, marketing and everything else at all related to books, including movable type and papyrus.
There is slapstick and snappy repartee, punning and wordplay, silliness and manic fantasy/action. But most of all there are razor sharp little bits, sometimes only phrases and throwaway lines, that are brutally insightful and funny. I would not have thought that it would be possible to sustain a tone that is both delicate and light-hearted on one hand and yet cutting and seriously critical on the other, but our authors accomplish that very end.
So, if you appreciate barbed humor or if you like literary scavenger hunts or if you like deadpan humor and dry wit, or if you just like witty protagonists whinging about things that may or may not matter, then have I got a book for you. (Oh, and by that last bit I mean this book, here.)
Again, good job stumbling across this. (Please note that I found this book as a freebie. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I listened to this book from Audible and found it hilarious. What a pleasant surprise!Published 28 days ago by Doc
First chapter had me laughing aloud. Second chapter piqued my interest as a one-time lit major. After that it was downhill. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L Liddle
When Terry Pratcheft died, I saw a favourite author on Facebook recommended him glowingly to a generation of readers who may not have read him. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JenniHul
Two great characters meet up with legendary writers to save the world. Funny and literary all in one highly recommendedPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you love writing and authors, you'll enjoy this short head trip where Tolstoy and Vonnegut come back to life to convince two authors of our time to save the worlds. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lewis P. Wilkinson
The Legendarium is a metaphysical library at the nexus of the multiverse and evil is at work to destroy it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Claudia H
This was a quick read and packed a punch. The authors created a wonderful realm in which two very interesting characters embark on a whirlwind adventure to save humanity's great... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vanderlander
Kevin G. Summers and Michael Bunker collaborate magically here to bring another adventure in the life of Bombo Dawson. Read morePublished 8 months ago by AnneHope
This book is an excellent story, these men great storytellers. It reads the way it was created and sounds almost like a story an author would tell at an interview instead of write... Read morePublished 8 months ago by K
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