Book Reviews of Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5)

Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5)
Curse of the Giant Hogweed - Peter Shandy, Bk 5
Author: Charlotte MacLeod
ISBN-13: 9780380700516
ISBN-10: 0380700514
Publication Date: 4/1986
Pages: 168
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 3352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Charlotte Macleod and her Professor Peter Shandy foray successfully into fantasy. Visiting Wales with two of his buddy's Stott manages to traipse via a giant hogweed (wild asparagus)epidemic into a century long past peopled by weird, flamboyant individuals who have a lot of trouble with each other and the giant hogweed. Lots of fun, saucy, with a penchant for portraying us like we really are.
reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Weird, but interesting.
reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 281 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
OK, OK, maybe just a little far-fetched, but still a good read!!
reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
did not enjoy as most of the book is in old english, sort of a dream i guess. skipped a lot to get to the end. love the other peter shandy mysteries, but not this one.
reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 24 more book reviews
This is probably the weirdest of Charlotte MacLeod's strange stories. Her sense of humor is as apparent as ever, and it is extremely clever writing. Referrals to the Chronicles of Narnia and other English fantasy tales occur as Peter Shandy and his professor friends help England and the world get rid of the giant hogweed. They find themselves in another time, in another place and it is a farcical British fantasy story. It is different, but it is still Charlotte MacLeod!
reviewed Curse of the Giant Hogweed (Peter Shandy, Bk 5) on + 12 more book reviews
MacLeod goes off into fantasy land with this one...I expected more of her enjoyable Shandy series, and instead got a mishmash of "Olde Englishe" dream sequence. Got far enough in to think "WTF??", skipped ahead to discover the whole book continued that way. Stopped reading and posted it...I hope whoever's interested reads the review first, I would be sad to do to them what was done to me.