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Hello, There! Today I’m gonna review the book of John Powell who is incredibly witty on bringing up this book.
In a world infested with monsters intent on harassing the citizenry and scaring the livestock, you need an efficient Patron Saint and Minister for the Environment. George, a vertically challenged and impoverished knight in rusty armour, would appear a poor choice were it not for the fact that, during his travels in the Austrian Tyrol, he discovered a cake with the miraculous power to tame monsters. Suddenly, and for the first time in his life, George is in demand.
Elevated to ministerial position by King Freddie and Prime Minister Merlin, George becomes famous, while remaining (sadly) impoverished, and wittingly or otherwise has a hand in improving international relations with France, creating the first trade union, repelling a Scottish invasion and defining the number of players in a cricket team.
This sharp and witty satirical comedy, filled with comic caricatures and disgruntled dignitaries and set in a time-we-have-all-forgot will appeal to young people and adults alike.
Have you read some comic strips like Peanuts or Charlie? Well, this book is sort of alike only that this was in written-literary form.
“Well… it was in the days of Good King Freddie…”, the book goes then comes its most satirical way of narration. The book is full of very interesting personas showing their own uniqueness that are quite very funny and humorous. I like how the author brings the fanciful and amusing features of this book. Through the course of this novel, George the crowned Patron Saint of England manages to handle some of the obstacles and how ridiculously solved it out. In some way, this has some hyperbolic impression and exaggerated situation. The writing style is so good and smooth that it is really fun to read fluidly throughout each chapter.
This collection of short stories really caught my attention and it reminded me of my reading hobby back then when I was a kid. Reading of kid books which have set of photographs, comic strips in the entertainment section of a newspaper which I grow up viewing every day and I like it, and the volumes of Archie’s and Peanut’s, I really loved those, Snoopy Dog and Burger King, mostly this is what I remember. I really love reading this and worth my time on finishing this up.
Highly recommend shooing your boredom and worth checking out!
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