Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I've been really enjoying this audiobook called "Skullduggery Pleasant", it's a kid's novel about a skeleton detective and a preteen girl who solve supernatural mysteries. It has kind of a zoot suit vibe to it which is a bit of a bummer for me, but if you aren't bothered by that kind of thing or can look past it, the dialogue and interaction between the girl and the skeleton has a very funny, dry wit to it and they go on a reasonably good adventure. It's also an Irish book and the audiobook is read in all Irish accents which is kind of fun.

5 comments:

MichaelJA said...

Why is the soot suit vibe a bummer?

dankrall said...

reminds me of a bad comic book or something, or like Jim Carey in The Mask (shiver...) just kind of cheesy and unnecessary. it's actually more in the illustrations and some music they put in the audiobook, i don't think there's any of it in the actual novel.

Griselda Sastrawinata said...

Man, you are fast!!! Cool illustration as always. I want to listen to the book now.

Antonin Herveet said...

just got your beastly children,
I loved it ! great characters !

Nanda said...

Sup Dan? I enjoyed the wit and Irish setting too, but HOW BAD ARE THE ILLUSTRATIONS?!? It did my head in! How did somebody get paid to do that, I wondered. I had to stop reading because I was so annoyed. Thanks for going ahead and rectifying.

N