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By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-25-17
THE SCABBY WENCH IS A CLASSY PLACE
PETS AND HORSES WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASTLE, EXCEPT FOR SERVICE ANIMALS
Funny in a chuckling way. A king takes his overly mothered boy to the local tavern and tells him the story of how he went from orphan to king. THINK OF THE STARVING PEASANTS AND EAT FOR THEM. The telling is full of references to the way we do things today, which adds to the fun. I enjoyed this and if Anderson writes any more like this I will listen to them. SELF RESPECT IS OVER RATED.
Langton does a great job
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By Elisa on 06-21-16
Fractured Fairy Tale
This amusing romp is free of bad language, steamy sex, and gratuitous gore--and is decidedly not for kids. Its wry commentary on modern business, deliberate anachronisms (an area is described as being suitable for a RennFaire--a futuristic event) and sly innuendos are not likely to be things that kids can relate to. On the other hand, those of us who belong to the demographic to which this book would have the greatest appeal might recall enjoying Rocky and Bullwinkle or Bugs Bunny when we too did not understand a lot of what was going on.
The narrator strikes just the right note for this tale, which is probably better experienced as an audiobook. Things that are amusing and unexpected when spoken often come off as forced in print.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful