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Loud, Disorderly & Boisterous

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Imagine for a moment that you are a dangerously clever, thoroughly over-educated sixteen year old, who feels wholly disconnected from her current station in life and hates her father. Imagine also that you have the further misfortune to find yourself alive during the 13th Century, that your father is the philistine King of a small Central European country, and that he does ...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published (first published December 21st 2011)
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Chantal Boudreau
Fantasy is one of those genres that, more often than not, takes itself far too seriously, so it is a pleasure to find a fantasy novel that is both well-written and humorous like this one. The most notable fantasy humour tends to lean towards silly, thinking particularly of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and Monty Python. The humour in this book, however was more subtle and intellectual, a biting wit along the lines of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, if it were written as a medieval fantasy.

The s
Definitely entertaining and enjoyable, but I've never seen so many typos in one book. At one point the author mistakenly called the main character Alex instead of Will. If you can ignore the mistakes it's an enjoyable read.
*Full disclosure: this book was provided to me free of charge through Library Thing. The author provided me with a copy of this novel in the hope that I would review it and all opinions expressed herein are my own*

I found this book quite difficult to categorise at first. Historical fiction? Romance? Historical Fantasy? Then I decided that some books are best left uncategorised and should just be taken on their own merit. This illuminating, madcap tale of crusades, philistine Kings and ultra-inte
I received this book free over Christmas as was pleasantly surprised. Adam M. Johnson's Loud, Disorderly, and Boisterous is a truly enjoyable read. Landing somewhere between Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Princess Bride, the book is a buoyant tour through medieval Europe.

Aletheia makes a lovely modern heroine. While she may be a princess fleeing an arranged marriage, but Aletheia is no stereotypical damsel in distress. She is classically educated, wise beyond her years, and far more qu
I downloaded this free Kindle ebook because the title drew my attention (always good for an author). Then, quickly realized I was embarking on a madcap, over-the-top tale, delivered with an edgy humour that brought characters to life and propelled a zany plot forward.

The three main characters are surprisingly sane; it’s the secondary characters and the medieval world they live in that are off-kilter. Aletheia, the princess in the tale, is a literate sixteen year old born in the wrong century, a
A.G. Lindsay
I loved this book. It was fun. It reminded me of the "histories" by Will Cuppy that I used to read growing up, except it had a story and characters. It was just the right thing for me to read during a gloomy January week.

I think those looking for a straight historical saga should probably give it a miss, as it has a very modern feel and the characters have modern thoughts/sensibilities. The author does feature a fair chunk of historical detail although calling it an "historical setting" would b
The theme in this story is a good one: An overzealous, over intelligent, beautiful Medieval princess whose worth to her family is only measured in whom she marries. She has two questionably moral and relatively stupid brothers, the worse of the two who will inherit the throne. To make matters worse, she has fallen in love with the local super-smart commoner (to whom she cannot marry) who actually runs the kingdom through his friendship with the King's Chancellor. There's where the fun ends becau ...more
This is quite possibly the most amusing book I've read in years. The author tells a classic and straightforward story with an astounding amount of wit, charm, and facetious flair. The blithe sarcasm of the narrative often had me laughing out loud, and made me the recipient of many curious gazes.

I agree with the many reviews that say this book is hard to categorize with a specific genre. I feel that may be part of it's charm: it is really a haphazard conglomeration of comedy, adventure, and philo
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Princess Alethia may be the smartest of the King's offspring, but that doesn't mean she is going to inherit the throne. Instead, she is going to be married off to King Otto so that her father can reap the rewards of their union. Complete with cross-dressing princes and quick-witted stable boys, Loud, Disorderly and Boisterous is the comic tale of a princess's attempt to escape her arranged marriage. The schemes that Alethia and her companions dream up are off-the-wall, but due to the stupidity o ...more
Ok, so if you are looking for a historical fiction, you won't find it here. If you are looking for a loud, disorderly, and boisterous novel with plenty of action, fun, and humor, you will find that here. Set is a fictional history, the author, Adam M. Johnson, pursued a style that is more Douglas Adams than anything else, and he succeeded in carrying the narative with this relaxed and humorous writing. Sure, there were times that the anachronisms were a bit much but overall I really enjoyed the ...more
Loved the book! The genre is kinda hard to nail down. Its like a mix of historical fiction, romance, and comedy with a touch of crusader history and ancient Greek philosophy. The book is written with a dark/sarcastic sense of humor which makes it a real treat to read! Loved the characters, especially the Aletheia.

Only issue with the book is I got in on my kindle. Some character names were mixed up in a few sentences and brought was accidentally replaced with bought. But other than that, it was a
If you like to be constantly on the edge of your seat because the participants of the story are in constant danger, with never a moment to relax and enjoy themselves, you will love this book. It does end the way you will want it to though. Mainly I enjoyed it because, unlike most novels and movies, the heroine was extremely smart, in fact much smarter than most of the men, many of whom were just dolts!

I read it on my Kindle App on my Smartphone.
This book is a lot like reading a Monty Python skit. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments, but several of the scenes were prolonged just a bit too long. as noted by other reviewers, the typos are copious, which does ruin the enjoyment of the story, but should it be reissued, this is a fun diversion for a few hours.
if you can get past the horrendous blunders by the editor you can enjoy a medieval comedy of errors
What a fun read. I would look for more by Mr. Johnson.
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