Book Reviews of The Boy Detective Fails (Punk Planet Books)

The Boy Detective Fails (Punk Planet Books)
The Boy Detective Fails - Punk Planet Books
Author: Joe Meno
ISBN-13: 9781933354101
ISBN-10: 1933354100
Publication Date: 8/17/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Akashic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Very different read.
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This book reminded me of those forgettable Martin Short family-friendly movies from the 1990s like The Fairy Godmother, in which a one-(not-so-funny)-joke premise becomes the basis for the entire movie. Here, the supposed joke is that one of those timeless detective kids from the books of our youth has to face a world in which everyone ages, everyone grows up, and no one solves a crime with a magnifying glass.

I must say that I do not like this style of writing in which every paragraph ends with something cutesy, nor did I appreciate the thought of an attempted suicide being played for laughs.

I hate to sound like a hater, but this whole thing was a soft little cream puff, and like a cream puff there was nothing solid at its core. If you are looking for playtime, here it is. If you are looking for a substantial novel written by a master wordsmith, look elsewhere.