Sunday, June 10, 2012

Book Review: Snivel: The Fifth Circle Of Heck

Author: Dale E. Bayse
Title: Snivel: The Fifth Circle Of Heck
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: May 22, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo to Snivel, the circle reserved for crybabies, for their latest hilarious escapade in Heck. Snivel is a camp—a bummer camp—a dismal place where it's always raining, and Unhappy Campers are besieged by swarms of strange mosquitoes that suck the color right out of them. Soon the Fausters discover that some Unhappy Campers have been disappearing. So after Marlo gets chosen for a special project and never comes back, Milton makes up his mind to find her and all the missing children.

Can Milton find his sister and get the heck out of Snivel? With the help of some new friends, his pet ferret, and Vincent Van Gogh's ear, he just might have a chance.

Review: I think it is hysterical that this book is listed for readers 9 and up. Sure, they can read it, but will they get some of the jokes and puns? Probably not? Do I care? Nope, I don't? Did I enjoy the book? Hell yeah!

The Heck series is so awesome!

Besides your usually players of Milton, Marlo and the Principal Bea "Elsa" Bubb we have some new celebrities on board in Heck, like Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent Van Gogh! Oh and Principal Bubb is trying to get elected to Satan's job as he's on trial and has been ousted from his job.

A hint of some of the puns...Vladamir Lenin and Joseph McCarthy worked on Bubb's campaign song...Anyone want to hold her claw? But the best pun was "All you need is Bubb!"

Yeah..don't see any 9 year old's getting that, but I sure laughed my butt off.

Oh and the author is a character in the book playing himself as his books are turned into a video game that does more than turn kids into balls of jello in front of the tv set!

If you haven't read any of the Heck series, you'll want to start at the beginning as they'll make more sense to you. These books will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. They are a little dark, but so funny and the characters are very quirky...I mean how can you not be amused by a book with Frequent Friar Miles?

Yup...very punny indeed!

I'm glad there are still a few more circles of Heck to go! I really love this series!

Rating: 5 flowers


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