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Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells: Based on Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research
Once again in desperate need of cash, ex-Monty Python member Jones and renowned faery authority and illustrator Froud team up to present the hilarious sequel to the brilliantly successful Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. Lady Cottington's previously unknown twin brother, Quentin, employs his "psychic image nebulizing generator" and "psychic odour nasalizing gasificato ...more
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Simon & Schuster
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I originally found about this book on GetGlue when a friend of mine on there "saved" it. I mean, how could you not want to read a book with a title like that? I wanted to learn more and took a look at the review by the "Guru" of the story, which was highly disappointing, especially since he had not read it yet. I decided to post a comment on the review asking him if he had read it yet (the review was a year before) and he commented back that he hadn't read a book in over 8 years and if he was go ...more
Another brilliant book by Brian Froud! I found myself laughing out loud in the bookstore while I was checking it out before buying this book and my husband kept looking at me funny and telling me to be quiet. The artwork in this book was also hilarious too, there isn’t enough that I can say about his work. He is by far one of my favorite fantasy artists, not only is his art beautiful, but he is also quite a talented author as well.
Very nicely made book, fonts and raised textures enhancing Froud's artwork, but apart from giving me that epiphany re. surreal = more logical than heavy explanation, I didn't find it at all funny (though realising where it was supposed to be). I hope I haven't lost the ability, because even oversaturation (ie. having read all of Pratchett as it came out and naturally receiving it differently now) doesn't feel as tedious.
Great dry humor that never grows old, accompanies beautiful illustrations in this gem, a wonderful companion to the pressed fairy books. Highly imaginative, this short read will keep you interested as every stain is catalogued and explained on this green earth.
I read this book seeing I was a big fan of brad's lady cottington's pressed fairy books. This was the same concept just from her younger brother. This was very diffrent. The art was still outstanding and very good. Still a fun read.
Terence Graham Parry Jones is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.More about Terry Jones...