‘Kill The Farm Boy’ by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne
Synopsis: Worstley has been told that he is the Chosen One and that he must complete his destiny. Taking his magically talking goat with him, Worstley’s journey is abruptly cut short. Enter a melee of characters who are determined to save Pell from an evil wizard. Puns are dropped along with pellets of a variety of emotions, cheese and leather are the top foods and every fairytale trope is explored. In detail.
This is going to be a short review because I genuinely am stumped on how to review it at all. I understand that this takes the piss out of fairytales and it’s easy to tell which ones are being poked fun at but I was expecting something more than what I got. I didn’t get emotionally attached to any of the characters and so when something disastrous happened to them, I didn’t see the point other than wasting my time.
This book is funny. However, either I was not in the right frame of mind or my humour has taken a turn for the worse because I barely laughed out loud with this one. Don’t get me wrong, I can easily spot the jokes and majority of the time I did smile at them but that was it. I understood the irony of certain circumstances and could see how amusing those scenes and realisations were but yeah. Think of a beautiful red balloon… now think of it deflating, slowly. That is me.
Conclusion? I don’t think I am the right person for this book. It was a real struggle for me to get through it and I just didn’t care about the story at all.
“No Poltro. Remember when I sent you out on an errand to find a certain farm boy who thought he was the Osen-chay One-way, and you were supposed to bring me his ill-stay eating-bay eart-hey?”
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