Need some Help?

Visit the Truth About Books Blog

Follow the Truth About Books on Twitter
Username:

Password:

recover lost passwordregister now

0 books reviewed in last 30 days
0 active reviews, 501 archived reviews
Wordsurthworm with the Truth About Books
The Truth About Books

Search


 Author    Title  



Advertise Here - Click here for more info

The Trouble with Wenlocks
by Joel Stewart

Release Date: 5th Jul 2007
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 978 0 3856 1007 0
RRP: 7.99

Average Customer Rating: 
(0.0 based on 0 ratings)

A strange tale about existentialism... for children, or not as it happens...

I got very excited about this book. It felt thick, solid and screamed 'quality' at me from it's beautifully illustrated cover.

Unfortunately, I was due what I term "thud-ache" (an ache which transpires after several blows to the head via a stone wall). I was expecting a children's book - having flicked through the pages and seen the size of the text - I was guessing for between 5 - 8 years of age. I could not have been more wrong. I am not at all sure who the target audience is, nor do I fully understand, what precisely, is the "mystery" of this book. It was quite simple for me: a self-indulgent load of waffle about nothing and everything, written in as an inaccessible way as humanly possible! The characters were all rather vague and 2D. And I challenge any child to read this first time through and immediately grasp its full and intended meaning.

I had so hoped that this was going to cruise along the book highway - but alas, it falls onto the hard shoulder having never managed to drag its sorry cover beyond 20 miles per hour.


Your Reviews:

Click here to login or register and leave your very own review of The Trouble with Wenlocks

Be the first to leave your own review of The Trouble with Wenlocks!




Follow us on
Follow The Truth About Books on Twitter

© Copyright 2007-2017. You may not copy, reproduce or otherwise distribute any content on this site without prior consent. To obtain consent - email here

The Truth About Books Limited. Registered England & Wales. Registration No: 6418483. Privacy Policy. Terms & Conditions

Send Review Copies to : The Editor, The Truth About Books Ltd, PO Box 4732, Sheffield, S17 9BZ