"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

29 April 2014

Crap Kingdom

Pierson, D.C. Crap Kingdom. Viking Juvenile, 2013.

Tom Parking has always wanted to save a magic kingdom, so he's excited when he is approached by a strange creature and taken to a magic land. However, he is sad to find out that his magical kingdom doesn't have a name and kind of sucks. He doesn't get magic powers, the people in this new world are weird, and everything looks like it has escaped from a Goodwill (which most of it has). Tom has to decide whether he should fulfill his destiny or go back to his normal life.

I expected this book to be a whole lot funnier than it was. It seemed like the kind of book that would have been written by a group of seventh grade boys after drinking massive quantities of Red Bull. It probably seemed hilarious at the time, but it just. wasn't. funny. I wasn't impressed by the descriptions, the humor wasn't funny, and I didn't sympathize with Tom at all, so I had no reason to cheer for him throughout his adventures.

Recommended for: adults
Red Flags: language, bathroom humor
Overall Rating: 1/5 stars

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