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The Book of Nonsense (Forbidden Books #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  191 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
The book is ancient, ravaged and full of utter nonsense. But the moment it enters Daphna and Dexter's lives, bizarre things begin to happen. Why is their father, who found the book, suddenly so distant? Is the old man who took it from him some kind of hyp
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by Blooming Tree Books
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Shannon McGee
May 20, 2009 rated it liked it
This book starts out a little similar to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: The father buys unusal and antique books and sells them to dealers. In the begining we see him with his daughter, Daphna, also a lover of books. Later we are introduced to her twin brother Dexter, who is not so fond of books. The father finds an strange book that has words of nonsense in it and tries to sell it to a local book store full of magic books. Little does he know that this is the book the store owner has been seeking ...more
Kevis Hendrickson
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I was biased in favor of this book from the moment I read the title. I thought it was a both a marvelous and ingenious invention calling one's novel "The Book of Nonsense." Having now read The Book of Nonsense, I can honestly say that my good opinion of this book was not misplaced. This is one terrifically fast-paced and dynamite read.

As a rule of thumb, I tend to read books very slowly, carefully absorbing every nuance of every word in a book. But The Book of Nonsense was so g
Nov 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
The Book of Nonsense is the first volume of a new series, Sacred Books, geared towards young adults.

Thirteen year-old twins Daphna and Dex are in a heap of trouble. Their father, a rare book scout, has come across a magic book - seemingly full of nonsense - that someone else wants very, very much to own. Bad enough to employ long-forgotten magical tricks to obtain the book. Bad enough to hurt one twin and enslave the other to obtain the book. To save their family, the world at large and each oth
Oct 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy
The Book of Nonsense by: David Michael Slater[return][return]Don't let the title fool you this book is anything but nonsense! [return][return] Twins Daphna and Dexter couldn't be more different, but they are forced to work together when there father discovers a very old and mysterious book. Daphna and Dexter soon discover that the words in this book can literally change the world. When someone evil gets a hold of the book it is up to them to stop him. I don't want to give too much of the story a ...more
Nov 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
The day before their thirteenth birthday the father of feuding twins Daphna and Dexter Wax, Milton, returns from a book scouting trip with a mysterious old book. Daphna immediately knows what to do with it. She wants to take it to the new rare book shop that just opened up in earlier in the summer, The Antiquarian Book Center (ABC). Somehow the blind owner of the shop, Asterius Rash, mesmerizes Milton into giving him the book and promising to have Daphna return the next day to be his assistant. ...more
Oct 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Daphna loves going to bookstores and everything about them from choosing a book to trading books. You can imagine Daphna’s excitement when a new bookstore opens called The Antiquarian Book Center. Daphna calls the bookstore ABC. This bookstore is not like anything Daphna has ever experienced. ABC only specializes in books about magic. Also what is up with the owner, Mr. Rash? He is one odd bird. After only spending a short time with Mr. Rash, Daphna’s father comes home acting really weird. Come ...more
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
I downloaded this book about 4 years ago on my Nook.... I would've bought the next book but surprise, surprise.... alas the next book is not available on Nook. Or Kindle. So I set aside the book as well as my curiosity when lo and behold... 4 years later I suddenly decide to read it again. And I'm stuck in the same dilemma. So suffice it to say, I shall still wait for the book to appear on Nook. Or maybe I'll get it by some other means... idk. But I still rate this book 5 Star.
Bobbi Rightmyer
Oct 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Children and Young Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: review copy
Hailed as the “Da Vinci Code” for young adults, David Michael Slater brings us into the realm of the Sacred Book series with the first book in the series - The Book of Nonsense. Read my review here: Bobbi's Book Nook
Bill Tillman
The Book Of Nonsense

Hmmm, at times this was an interesting even exciting book. At other times it was just plain boring, read it and make up your mind.
Feb 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: Uncle David Michael Slater (the author)
my uncle wrote it and it's great!
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David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His books include Cheese Louise!; Jock & Spock; Ned Loses His Head; the groundbreaking teen series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film; and the recent adult comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books called "hilarious." David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with ...more
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