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The Brain Finds a Leg by Martin Ed Chatterton
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Feb 11, 2011

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bookshelves: humor, mysteries

Chatterton's writing is well-done and very funny. His book is a mix of Dahl-ish caricature-isms and 1930's mysteries. My nitpicks are few and far between. However, there are a couple.
Firstly, Sheldon. He is remarkably unformed. I would like a teensy bit more information on him.
Secondly, LANGUAGE. Me being me, this is a big one. This book is clearly directed towards a 10-14 age-group. These kids do not need to be taught to swear. To give him credit only his adult characters swear. To take it away- his adult characters (as with most of the infamous characters of Dahl) I don't think that ANY of his adult characters make very good role models.
And yet, he clearly has talent and there were several times that I giggled out loud. Sheldon, in spite of his rather ambiguous presence, has some very clever things to say about the role of the side-kick.

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