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Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by [Morris, Tee]
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  • File Size: 290 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Publisher: ImagineThat! Studios (February 19, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 19, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BEGGAQ
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Certain stories have the ability to slip off their old dresses and put on a new genre. It helps if they're related, if the core story can be extracted without beheading the center of what makes the story work. Tee manages to do this with a retelling of one of the classic tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), Aladdin, in his short story Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device.

I've been a fan of Tee's since listening to Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, and I was glad to make last year's Pheonix Rising the first steampunk novel I've read. Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device continues Tee's work into steampunk and weird tech of an age that never was. It's a wonderful retelling of the Aladdin story, slipping in steam tech in replacement of much of the magic from the story.

Despite this, the story doesn't lose any sense of wonder or the mystical nature of the hunt for the lamp. This isn't to say there isn't magic. Avoiding spoilers, but there is a certain level of high tech that crosses the border into magic to the Victorian area perspective we've read into. In another story, this would be jarring, perhaps even story breaking, but we're familiar with the ultimate cosmic power of the genie of the lamp. When the construct of the lamp has great transformative and manipulative powers we accept it and keep moving on with the story.

The story does have a sense of the Disney Aladdin feel, and that may be because of the section of the Aladdin story covered. It could easily have continued on through the story, using a modified personal rotocopter for two for a night time flight, the return of the evil magician, etc. Instead it ends at a good point before it gets too long of mimicking the original piece.
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Generally, I'm not a fan of new updates to classic tales, but this again proves that it's not the tale that makes it worth it, it's the one that tells it. Generally these mashups put a thin veneer of updates on a strong original story, but this takes a relatively weak existing plot and turns it into something wonderful. It's also refreshing to see steampunk that's not set in England. There is a whole other world that was in existence during the rein of Victoria, after all.

This is highly recommended for any who like steampunk, any who like strong characters and rich scenes, and any fans of Tee's other works.
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We meet Aladdin in the market place where he has his eye on a polished gear amongst other desk clock parts in one particular shop. A part he could use in his mechanical device he's creating at home. Aladdin waits for his most opportune moment and with his quick hand, Aladdin is on the run from being caught in a world where a man (or boy) of sticky fingers is caught, he will soon become a one-handed beggar. Aladdin's unknown, to him and his mother, "Uncle," Jaha, has called upon him, asking to take Aladdin on as an apprentice, in his world of illusions and "magic." Aladdin hopes his dreams may come true, illusionists need devices, and now he was going with a master illusionist with his device.

Foremost, I have to say I love the writing style of Tee! I was mesmerized by the ability to tell of Aladdin, his actions, and the world Aladdin exists in at the same time in his sentences. I love when authors have this ability, it's one I wish to be able to do as well.

So I wanted to share two sentences I loved while reading. (Although, there were several in this novella I enjoyed.)
"He was merely a shadow now, and soon he would be nothing but a wisp of sand disappearing in the wind."
"Karim recognized Aladdin straightaway (as Aladdin recognized him), but the cafe owner's outward disdain disappeared as water under the noonday sun, surrendering to confusion as his eyes went from Aladdin to the magician."

There is no time wasted in this novella. Tee has worked every word to his advantage, making it seem so easy. I love this style and word usage! Another wondrous feat is we see the town through Aladdin's actions, not just through descriptions of his eyes.

Now, I don't want to give to much away of the story as it is a novella.
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Growing up in the Disney Generation, that group of 20 to 30 year olds who were soothed by parents poping the household collection of Disney VHS into the VCR on a daily basis, I find myself always expecting something more. Even the true tales (Not Disney versions but the original writing) of classics like Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Etc don't seem to hold up to what I use to consider the standard set by Disney.

I read Morris' Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device a second time just to take it in again and hopefully as it's own story to best give this work a review of itself not as a comparison to another. This tale is amazing steampunk and a great story by itself. Giles is a character that I would wish to see again in a truly original setting. I wish Morris had chosen to give this tale more time and push it out of the novella range. In short, this is a tale I was happy to buy and I would definately purchase the next steampunk fairy tale Morris chooses to write.

My reasoning for a 4 star rating is the high number of grammatical and formatting errors.
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