Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Name of this Book is Secret
written by Pseudonymous Bosch

This was like something directly out of an adventurous questing dream put down in words. While found in the children's section of libraries and bookstores, it's a book that plenty should read. Pseudonymous Bosch, whoever they are, is the next Lemony Snicket. It's an engaging, real-life topic (synesthesia) blended with fantastic mysteries. Two ordinary children give it a lifelike surrealism, with surprisingly deeper characterization than an adult book would give. The author talks back to the reader with quirky, hilarious footnotes and in-dialogue intermissions, adding a whole new dimension of incredulous amazement. The story ends on an open note, leaving room for the sequels to come (and one already has and is just as great!)

Rating: 5/5

1 comment:

  1. I think I'll be adding this to my to be read list. Thanks!


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