Thursday, June 21, 2012
Book Review #1331
The Odious Ogre by Norton Juster
Rating: two stars (out of four)
This book was pretty entertaining in the very beginning. I really liked the verbiage and definitely thought children would eagerly snatch up the foreign words. But after the ogre met the girl, it seemed like that part of the story was taking too long. I was a little exasperated that he kept going on and on about himself. The ending was nice (for most people) but a little anti-climatic and a bit of a letdown. It was different than what I wanted to happen. The last page also confused me for a moment and I had to re-read the phrase before I made sense of it. But that might have just been me and the effects of a long day. I probably wouldn't recommend though.