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Jumper Cable by Piers Anthony
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Nov 22, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: fantasy, reviewed

Full disclosure: A Spell for Chameleon was the book that started me on the road to becoming the bibliophile I am today. I adored that book and blame my love of puns and punsmithing on the Xanth series.

That being said this installment of the Xanth series (which I had stopped following around the 18th or 19th book) was simply terrible. The characters were remarkably flat, there wasn't a challenge in the course of the book, save for the final one, that lasted more than a page or two before being overcome, the female characters seemed to be there just for some T&A, and the puns seemed both contrived and forced.

If it didn't say Piers Anthony on the cover I would have taken it as a parody of the Xanth novels given how all of the tell tale qualities of Xanth novels (adult conspiracy, the power of panties, puns, etc.) was massively emphasized.

It was a terrible, boring read and I would warn others away from even making eye contact with it.
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