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The Bungler's Paradox: In Search of the Nexus, Book 1 Paperback – December 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (December 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598001140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598001143
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,507,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A clever combination of magic and mystery...Adventure abounds in this well-written story." -- Joyce Handzo, CurledUpKids.com

"Highly enjoyable read...I eagerly look forward to reading the next installment in the series: The Deadwood Principle." Karen Penn -- TCM Reviews, January 20, 2006

"The storyline presents predicaments full of mischief and laugh-out-loud hilarity. In one word: COOL!" -- Sherryl King-Wilds, Fantasy Novel Review, March, 2006

About the Author

R. M. Wilburn is a native of Indiana where she grew up, grew suspicious, and left for parts unknown. Her journeys led her around the world, educating her on the long-hidden possibilities that she chronicles in her writing. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest.

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Fast-paced, funny, and VERY imaginative!
Fantasy Hound
I'm afraid this book will have to be labled "addictive" How many days do I have to wait for the next one.
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Buggy is a heroine kids can identify with who has a family that will remind many of their own.
P. D. Miller

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fantasy Hound on December 25, 2005
Fast-paced, funny, and VERY imaginative! A quick read for fantasy lovers of all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Team LitPick on February 25, 2006
In an excellent beginning to what one hopes will be an excellent series, R. M. Wilburn creates a realm of realistic characters caught in a world directed by imagination - literally. Buggy, heroine of The Bungler's Paradox, is on the brink of turning twelve when her family is "summoned" to Lloyd's Hollow. What follows next is an eye-opening crash course into The-World-Is-Not-What-You-Always-Thought-It-Was 101. Faced with the reality of magic, the indomitable, impressively imaginative Buggy must rely on her budding skills and new-found friends to guide her through what may very well be the coming apocalypse of the world, the final battle between good and evil. Challenged on every side, never completely sure of on whom she can rely, Buggy must "Dream big!"

Imitating the creative style of her protagonist, Wilburn writes as one might dream. Her characters are real, but with a touch of the other-worldly. Similarly, the emotions and reactions in the book are what one would expect in real life, while the events that jump-start them are anything but. Her writing style includes a lot of humor, though her characters can become a bit caustic and brusque in their responses to each other (certainly real-to-life!). And if that's not enough, Wilburn also provides her characters with meaningful relationships, that develop and change as the book progresses - not the least of which are those relationships that Buggy shares with her parents and brother. As the start of her imaginative series, Wilburn simply could not have done better.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Miller on January 11, 2006
Imaginative, quirky, and fun. Buggy is a heroine kids can identify with who has a family that will remind many of their own. The reader gets a complete story with enough mysteries left for future books. I am looking forward to the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ramona Jones on January 8, 2006
What a fasinating book! I was hooked immediately and hated to put it down until the end. I really enjoyed each character and loved the humor woven throughout. It is a book for all agees. Truly, a fun book! Now I'm ready for book 2.
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