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The Murdstone Trilogy Mal Peet

The Murdstone Trilogy By Mal Peet

The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet


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Summary

The Murdstone Trilogy is fantasy - and it's anti-fantasy! It's a trilogy - it's not a trilogy. It's like nothing else. It's a nobble. One of the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining stories you'll ever read.

The Murdstone Trilogy Summary

The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet

Award-winning author Philip Murdstone is in trouble. His star has waned. The world is leaving him behind. His agent, the beautiful and ruthless Minerva Cinch, convinces him that his only hope is to write a sword-and-sorcery blockbuster. Unfortunately, Philip - allergic to the faintest trace of Tolkien - is utterly unsuited to the task. In a dark hour, a dwarfish stranger comes to his rescue. But the deal he makes with Pocket Wellfair turns out to have Faustian consequences. The Murdstone Trilogy is a richly black comedy from an author described by one American critic as 'the best writer you've probably never heard of'.

The Murdstone Trilogy Reviews

A genuinely funny comedy - with a Pratchettian mix of gusto and warmth...This may be Mal Peet's first book for grownups, but it is an assured, even virtuoso, performance fully deserving that most prestigious of accolades - a rave review in the Guardian * Guardian *
Read it whatever your age and find yourself laughing pretty well at every page - it really is that good * Independent *
Comic gold . . . deliciously funny, and the story-within-a-story is a glorious send-up of the genre * Financial Times *
The Murdstone Trilogy has instantly become one of my favourite books - right up there with Terry Pratchett and The Princess Bride for fantasy comedy. The writing is sublime and the humour is lacerating. I loved every warped sentence * Eoin Colfer *
[Murdstone and Pocket are] expertly drawn... A refreshing and absorbing change of pace * SFX Magazine *
I enjoyed this novel hugely. It had a fat, throbbing vein of dark hilarity running right through the middle, with skewered literary personages shrieking and wittering either side. It's a complete nutty fantasy, and yet there's enough weird truth in it to really worry any writer - oh, okay, any reader - who picks it up. If you've ever wondered what the heck writers do all day, The Murdstone Trilogy will give you a good idea - bwahaha - * Margo Lanagan *

About Mal Peet

In a much-acclaimed career, Mal Peet accrued literary awards in the UK, USA and Europe, including the Branford Boase Award, Carnegie Medal, Nestle Children's Book Award and the Guardian Prize. He is sorely missed by both his loving family and the literary world.

Additional information

GOR006903066
9781910200216
1910200212
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
Used - Very Good
Paperback
David Fickling Books
20150702
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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