Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Something Rotten by Alan Gratz

NAY. I won't bore you with too many details, but Horatio, our narrator, is a wise-cracking, supposedly smart kid who finds himself in the midst of a thoroughly predictable caper taking place in the fictional paper mill empire of Denmark, Tennessee. The Prince family's patriarch is dead, and uncle Claude married sexy Trudy, the widow, and Hamilton deals with seeing his father's last message to him on a security camera by getting drunk and dumping his girlfriend, Olivia, who is an environmental activist concerned about the toxic waste being dumped by the plant into the Copenhagen river.

The language isn't realistic, the characters are flat, and there isn't a plot twist in sight. This one might entertain someone who just read Hamlet.. if they like picking up on parodied names, and getting the little "jokes" sprinkled through the story.

2 Comments:

At January 10, 2008 at 10:23 AM , Blogger Carey S. said...

Yuk. Nay for me also, didn't even get past page 50.

 
At January 21, 2008 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

NAY

 

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