What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire is an interesting spin on the classic story of the tooth fairy. Orphaned at birth, a young skibereen named What-the-Dickens doesn't know who he is or where he came from. In his wanderings he meets another skibereen, Pepper, who takes him back to her colony to learn who he truly is.
It was a very interesting book, however it was not one of Maguire's better works. It was a good read and kept me captivated, but some parts were repetitive and childish which made it boring at times. All in all, however, a very enjoyable book I would recomend to anyone who likes to put a twist on a conventional story.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Posted by Pandragon at 1:43 PM