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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Review - The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater

Title: The Book of Nonsense (Sacred Book Vol. 1)
Series:: Sacred Books
Author(s):: David Michael Slater
Genre:: Children's Book, YA
Publisher: Blooming Tree Books
Release Date: October 14th 2008
Finished: June 2009
Pages: 256
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: This book starts out a little similar to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: The father buys unusal and antique books and sells them to dealers. In the begining we see him with his daughter, Daphna, also a lover of books. Later we are introduced to her twin brother Dexter, who is not so fond of books. The father finds an strange book that has words of nonsense in it and tries to sell it to a local book store full of magic books. Little does he know that this is the book the store owner has been seeking for years.

The Book of Nonsense is magical and full of surprises, there is no doubt about that. I just wish the beginning wasn't so similar to another book, even though the end is very different. I am interested in seeing where the series goes.

About the Author: David Michael Slater is the author of many children's books. You can visit him at


Reggie said...

Funny you should bring up Inkheart. I'd compare them too, but for totally different reasons. I found Inkheart to be deadly, deadly dull--tediously, torturously dull. The fact that that book sold a gagillion copies and spawned a movie and no one seems to know too much about Bk of Nonsense depresses me to no end. But that's marketing for you. Books from big publishers get to readers, books from publishers like this one, well, mostly don't. For me, this was my favorite book of the year, and I can't wait to see if the rumors about the series taking a controversial turn with the second vol. are true. Really, folks, give this book a try. You won't be disappointed.

Paradox said...

I've wanted to read this book badly since I first heard of it months ago! It sounds like my sort of thing.