Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Goddess Fish Book Tours Book Review: Flidderbugs

Author: Jonathan Gould
Title: Flidderbugs
Publish Date: Aug 30, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The Goddess Fish Book Tours and the author
Book Blurb: As Kriffle the Flidderbug investigates why his fellow 'bugs find it impossible to agree on the pressing issue of how many points there are on the leaves of the tree on which they live, he finds that the truth is more complicated, and ultimately more terrifying, than he ever could have imagined.

Flidderbugs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of insects with some very peculiar obsessions.

Review: Almost from the start of Flidderbugs, I was reminded of one of my favorite sci-fi authors, Terry Prachett. The Krephiloff Tree is where the two tribes of Flidderbugs live.  The two tribes are the Triplifers and the Quadrigons. The two tribes essentially want the same thing but they have opposing viewpoints...or perhaps I should say leaf points.

I definitely saw the political satire in this, thinking a lot of the US's Democrats and Republicans. Neither will venture to where the other tribe lives and neither seem to want to work with the other, and that's why the tree is endanger of falling down.

The two lead characters are Kriffle from Triplifer and Fargeeta from Quadrigon. They are the son and daughter of the their tribe's leaders and both are poised to take over ruling. Through Kriffle's curiosity the two are brought together for the common good of the tree.

This is a story that everyone can benefit from reading. In a humorous fashion, you get a take on politics. You know, like watching The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. It is a quick read of less than 50 pages on my Nook and it works for just about any age group.

Loved it!

Rating:  5 flowers


Deb PelletierC said...

A wonderful review, good luck with the tour.Deb P

Rainy Kaye said...

For some reason, it sounds sort of in the same vein as Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I think I'll have to read Flidderbugs. Thanks for sharing :)

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