My Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book going in, as this is the first I’ve read by this author. Rankin’s satirical style reminded me a bit of Christopher Moore or Terry Pratchett. The story, started off a bit slow for the first few chapters, but then immediately drew me in beyond that.
Jack and Eddie Bear set out to solve the mystery of who’s killing off the famous nursery rhyme characters one by one. Humpty Dumpty, made famous by his fall from the wall (which many in Toy City actually thought was an attempted suicide), was the first victim, followed by Little Boy Blue, and others.
The writing is very stylized, the humour of a British nature, and though I found it quite hilarious, having to read certain parts out loud to DH, I can see how it would put some people off for the silliness of it all. Not me though! I immediately went and added The Toyminator, which is more of Eddie Bear’s story, to my wishlist. :)
See the BookCrossing journal page for this book, or it’s Amazon page, for more reviews and information. I also have another copy of this book available, which you can mooch from me through bookmooch. :)