Dreadful Acts - Eddie Dickens, Bk 2 Author:Philip Ardagh, David Roberts (Illustrator) Ah, life is never easy for Eddie Dickens. In this brave and hearty installment of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy, he narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested - only to find himself falling heels over head for a girl with a face like a camel's. He also falls into the hands of a murderous gang of es... more »caped convicts. They have "a little job" for him to do.
All the old favorites are here -- including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or it is Sally?) the stuffed stoat -- along with some worrying-looking new ones. A good time will be had by all. Except for Eddie, of course.« less
our hero Eddie finds himself taken hostage by a group of escaped convicts. This book introduces us to a new array of bizarre characters, consistent with those previously introduced in book 1. Book begins with his Crazy Uncle needing his assistance removing a coffin that found its way on their property, which leads them to coffin opening and them finding a magician in a magic act gone wrong, which leads into a hot air balloon crash landing on their shrubbery containing the magicians assistant in a stolen balloon, and so the madness goes on. I basically liked the book, but it's not meant to be deep, profound, or has any basic themes except for bizarre weirdness. It's meant to be obsurd, and it was.