Title – The Murdstone Trilogy
Author – Mal Peet
Publication Date – November 1st 2014 by David Fickling Books
ISBN – 9781910200216
My Rating – ★★★/5
Philip Murdstone writes books about sensitive boys for young adults. There’s one problem though, they don’t sell. Now Philip’s agent, Minerva Cinch, tells him that he should write a fantasy book. Or, even better, a trilogy. That’s if he still wants a career as a writer. But Philip hates fantasy books, always has.
Then, Philip meets a creature from another world who may be able to help him with his book problems. What could go wrong?
I received a copy of The Murdstone Trilogy from Scholastic New Zealand in exchange for an honest review. I’d never heard of this before it arrived at my door.
This book was pretty enjoyable even though it did leave me a little baffled at the end. It’s a dark and sometimes funny satire book about the fantasy genre and I love the fantasy genre.
The Murdstone Trilogy is split into three parts, each one corresponding with a book in the “Murdstone Trilogy.” The first part was, for me at least, the best. After that things started to get a little weird. By the third and final part it was really fast paced and at times difficult to follow. Sometimes it was even hard to tell what was reality and what was fiction in Murdstone’s book. But then, was it fiction? I don’t know.
Despite the confusion at the end it was a fun read. It was a really fast read and funny in places. The Murdstone Trilogy is a bizarre, odd and very good fantasy satire.
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