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Tigerheart is excellent but I almost gave it 4 stars for one reason: this is a book on Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy and a boy very similar to Peter Pan in many respects, named Paul. Only, all the characters names were changed and inferior to the original, with the exception maybe, of Fiddlefix, a close second to the name Tinkerbell.
I believe Peter David changed the names because he couldn't get approval by the Peter Pan estate to release it officially, and maybe because the main s...more
So I became more interested in reading more of his fic...more
Tigerheart is David's re...more
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Peter David's vast experience in comics and media tie-ins is apparent in Tigerheart, a good old-fashioned Victorian story all the more appealing because it will resonate with adults and younger readers alike (though as Paul Di Filippo points out, "I don't recall the original Tinker Bell swearing quite as much as Fiddlefix"). Tigerheart is by turns whimsical, poignant, and touched with humor. The suspense and adventure make up for any thought that the book tries to be too many things at once: a c...more
This story is about a boy named Paul whose Father tells Paul all the stories of adventures that The Boy takes place in...in a land called anyplace.
One day, Paul stumbles across a dead pixie and succeeds in bringing her back to life by believing. And the pixie then informs Paul of why she died in the first place. Because The Bo...more
A wonderful pastiche of Peter Pan, though that name is never used, he is called The Boy, for this is Paul’s story, a boy who travels to Anyplace to find his mother a baby, because his baby sister died and she is inconsolable. After many exciting adventures and close saves, Paul and The Boy need to escape Noplace (from which there is no escape) and call for help from people who should be unable to help them. “’Believe in...more
David succeeds beautifully at weaving the story of Peter Pan for a modern audience. But instead of focusing on Peter as the central character, David creates his own, Paul Dear. Early in the story, Paul's baby sister dies, causing a rift between his parents and their separation....more
Tigerheart is sort of a sequel to Peter Pan, but not really; all the names are changed, although the characters are out of copyright now, and although that seemed like an odd choice at first I think it worked really well for the purpose of letting Peter David tell the story on his own terms, reintroduce the character...more
That wasn't the only issue I had with this one. Here's...more
The prose is incredibly rambling, impersonal, boring, barren and lifeless. There isn't really anything to admire in it. It would have been an acceptable style if used for a term papers, but that is not what this book is. Disappointing. The story is imaginative enough but the prose isn't displaying its glory. It would go paragraph to paragraph without any story, only exposition.
Though it is certainl...more
But I couldn't. Because, for whatever reason, Peter David had to change the names of all his characters and I just couldn't get past that. I could not get it to feel right in my head....more
Haha. Ok, I love Sandman. But this book was pretty good too. It was recommended to me by a friend as her "favorite book ever," but unlike "The Historian" didn't turn out to be a total travesty.
As a fan of Barrie's original, I liked the subtle references to "Peter and Wendy" and "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens." David has obviously read these books and noticed all the cool little things...more
I think the author is trying to imitate Barrie’s voice. From...more
Tigerheart reminds me of Pan's Labyrinth; it's a story about children, if not necessarily for children. It leads readers to a world full of vibrant, never-ending adventures with insidious fairies, talking animals, valiant Indian, salvage pirates, and not to mention, The Boy that never grows up. Yet at times, that world is so grim and violent. More often I found myself overwhelmed with melancholy or at loss at the cruel realism the story displays. "Oh gosh, no child should go through such heart-b...more
We all know that "the boy" is Peter Pan. But he isn't the main main character which was great. I loved that there were old characters and new ones mixed in it.
The way the story is told, as if it's a story teller telling you the story was a gr...more
The narrator (and the reader for that matter) stands outside of the story and makes comments throughout to continually make his presence known. Its a device that gives the reader insight but it also takes you outside the story, reminding you that this is a fairy tale. While the narrator is often humorous, I am still un...more
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Two parts adventure, one part coming of age story and one part philosophical discourse, Peter David’s Tigerheart is a Victorian bedtime story for modern times. Written more for adults than children, the story revisit...more
I think David recaptures this essence, but keeps the plot coherent. I found it del...more
Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo...more
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