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Preview — Well-Tempered Clavicle by Piers Anthony
Well-Tempered Clavicle (Xanth #35)
Picka Bones and his sister Joy’nt are off in search of adventure with three creatures newly arrived from Mundania--and not the sort of creatures you might expect!Join them in a madcap quest, in this 35th tale of the land of Xanth.
“Here we go 'Adventuring' in Xanth once more, meeting a horde of the familiar characters while running the gauntlet of a multitide of sins. …Xan
I couldn't finish the book. Heavy-handed puns, constant descriptions of panties, breast gropes, and a "comical" ...more
I was actually very excited to get into this. The back copy sounded interesting, it looked fun and light. Talking skeletons! Quests! And then I get to the first chapter and bad visual puns and this is gonna be fun. And then the book turned into a fantasy harem anime. I gave this a fair shot. But given that every single female character flash ...more
Secondly, I didn't finish the book. I'm not afraid to stop reading a book if I'm not enjoying it, and this was such a case. I did get about 2/3 the way through, however, and only read that long because I persisted in my thinking that things *had* to get better. They didn't.
Well, as one may tell b ...more
Light heart-ed and filled with the usual plethora of painful puns. ;)
The characters didn't suffer much in the way of development and romantic match-making seemed to happen out of the blue, so be prepared to suspend dis-belief for that.
Piers is a self-proclaimed environm ...more