The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
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The plot was comic, but they mystery component of the story was a bit of a letdown, in that it was a loosely pulled together. The characters were also entertaining, especially the bizarre twists on nursery rhyme characters.
While there are some good laughs, this book was not the best fantasy book I have read. I do have the second book in the series and will read it, hoping that it is better.
UPDATE: Mailed 15 November 2010. Please pardon the tardiness. I got behind on my mailing.
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Unfortunately, my mom passed away before she had a chance to register this book. I can see why she was interested in it, it sounds like fun. I'm sure she would have shared it with me after she read it.
I'm in the process of getting a handle on all her books but wanted to let you know that it did safely arrive. Thanks BnB.
I've read others compare Rankin to Terry Pratchett but he reminds me more of Christopher Moore or Jasper Fforde. The play on words and the jokes about the nursery rhymes are well thought out and quite funny. I really enjoyed the characters and the filler story. What I thought was a bit weaker was the mystery itself. When clues of the killer were being given I actually felt rather let down.
Thank you so much for this book. Interesting title!
It definitely reminds me of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime Series, as both book starts with the murder of Humpty Dumpty, and involves many nursery rhyme characters. I found it a fun romp of a read, fast paced and enjoyable, and it certainly helps to be familiar with all the nursery rhymes to understand the humor. Mother Goose as Madame Goose, and Jack Spratt as owner of the Lean Cuisine chain makes me chuckle.
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