Friday, 31 January 2014

Book time two



So this week I ended up reading The Curds and Whey mystery, the third in the Third Pig Detective Agency series (by Bob Burke) and then Trolls in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome.

So The Curds and Whey Mystery.  If you haven’t guessed yet it features little Miss Muffet and the Third Pig of the three little pigs, and like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin.  He’s a detective.  The book is set in the fictional Grimmtown (named after the brothers) and contain lots of folk tale people.  The first book involves Aladdin (on a completely different side note – I once convinced someone that Ali was short for Aladdin, but man was she stupid.  Mind you so is Ali.....) and the second features the Jolly Red man who visited a month ago (and no, that’s not a euphemism). 

Is it worth reading?  Not really.  They’re quirky little books which are quick to read but not exactly spectacular.  The culprit is not usually the one you expect, and they’re good filler, and I most probably will read the next one, but I won’t buy it new, I’ll wait for it to be second hand and cheap (just like me).

After I finished this one, I started Trolls in the Hamptons.  This is the first in the Willow Tate series.  Whats it about?  Magic once again.  Well, a kinda magic.  It starts with a young graphic artist (the afore mentioned Willow Tate), the titular Troll and family gifts.  Is it my kind of book?  Not really.  

It’s well written, but I don’t think I’m the target market (I think that’s teenage girls).  The set up was good, however I did feel it was suddenly over.  The denouement just seemed a bit too easy and quick.   Would I recommend this book?  To a teenage girl, yes.  Will I read the next in the series, maybe.

Now I've finished these 2, I've started to read Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress.  I might only read the one book in the next week as I've got the Superbowl preview magazine to read as well as the newest edition of Comic Heroes.