Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Somewhat Disappointing

I'd been looking forward to reading Pinocchio Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins. Perhaps I was looking forward to it too much.

It wasn't a bad book, by any means, but it did seem like a generic lone-puppet-saving-the-world story. I like the business about Pinocchio using his wooden noses as stakes, and there was one surprise for me toward the end. Okay, and yes, the two bad guys were very clever if you're familiar with the original story, as well as some of the lies Pinocchio tells to make his nose grow when he needs it to. But the whole didn't seem greater than the sum of its parts, as they say.

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