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The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
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Feb 07, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: juvenile_fiction, fantasy, quirky, children-s-fiction

My uncle that worked in a bookstore gave me a copy of this quirky title back in 1990. I remembered loving it though I couldn't tell you a thing about it. So when I found it in my parent's garage, I decided to read it again to see if the magic was still there.

James Thurber's humor is not for the uninitiated. He loves wordplay, rhyming and non-sequitur silliness. My Mom had copies of his short stories so I was familiar with his quirky sense of humor before starting this book, which reads like a blend of Dr. Seuss and Peter Beagle if they were both slightly tipsy.

It's a children's book but also not...you have to be old enough to get the nods and winks to how fairy tales work.

It's an odd book, but I love it.
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Reading Progress

February 6, 2017 – Started Reading
February 6, 2017 – Shelved
February 6, 2017 –
page 85
68.55% "Found this in my parent's garage and I remember it being a favorite book when I was a kid. Giving it a quick reread to see if the magic is still there."
February 7, 2017 – Shelved as: juvenile_fiction
February 7, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 7, 2017 – Shelved as: quirky
February 7, 2017 – Shelved as: children-s-fiction
February 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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