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  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that, while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

    A User says: "Dark Magic & a talking skeleton"
    "Dark Magic & a talking skeleton"
    Overall

    The novel is a good novel, albeit it starts off a bit slowly and predictively. But once it gets off, it is quite interesting, with Skullduggery Pleasant providing a lot of smart remarks and replies. It almost feels like you are reading a movie script rather than a novel with the amount of action involved.
    On the good side, it has quite a few twists and turns, and the writer has used a lot of formulae (but not often used ones). The only criticism is that, it uses about the "true name" and "taken name" concept which has been mentioned in quite a few novels, whether it is Eragon series or Barthemeus the djinn's serries.

    Apart from that, its a good read if you like Buffy the Vampire slayer type stuff (with a bit more humour and wit).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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