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An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.

Book Chris Colfer Fantasy 2016
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Chris Colfer fans will be right at home in this frenetic mishmash of (apparently) whatever pops into the author's head next, but he may be piling it on a bit too much this time around. The author's "odyssey" into the grade school fiction of Colfer's alter ego, Conner, offers danger, laughs, and character insights -- along with a whole lot of inside-baseball philosophizing about the life of a writer: how you may write a story but it takes on its own life; how the way you're feeling a particular day influences what you write, with fateful consequences; and so on.

Most familiar series characters appear only briefly in The Author's Odyssey, while mummies, pirates, superheroes, and space aliens join the party in droves. It's a lot to keep track of, what with Colfer's barrage-of-random-bits narrative style, leading to a cliffhanger ending that leaves the door open for many, many future installments.

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