Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Ravenspell Book Two, The Wizard of Ooze   Leave a comment

The Wizard of Ooze was much better than the first Ravenspell book Of Mice and Magic.  The plot more thought out and the plot points from the first book that left me with questions were explained.  The satire in the book was very thick but made me laugh in the manner that I believe David Farland intended.  Though now I will have to go do some research to find out if the claims made in the book about the larger worms in existence are true.

The subplot gives most of the humor.  The thought of a batty old woman taking video of mice with helmets and spears made of things we would keep around the house, then trying every agency in existence for someone to watch it appeals to ones sense of the absurd. The thought of a anti alien group with access to heavy weapons leads to even more laughs.

If you are looking for a book for you to share with your kids I recommend this one.  I’m sure you will both find reasons to laugh and points where you kids will want to cuddle as the evil wizard plots what he wants to do to the world.  though if your child has nightmares often be warned that zombie mice are a little on the scary side.

From The Poet’s Mouth

Lyda Mae Dameron

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