Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review:: The Tangle Box, by Terry Brooks

Title: The Tangle Box
Author: Terry Brooks
Series: Magic Kingdom of Landover, #4
Format: Hardcover
Rating: ★★☆☆☆


At this point, we're moving from nostalgia reviews to just reviews. Or maybe I read this book and was bored so badly I just decided to quit. (Probably not, considering I was such a big Terry Brooks fan as a kid.) Anyway, this book was even more of a snoozefest, which is saying something for a solid two-star series. Spoilers after the cut.

Okay, so here's the plot:

There's an evil thing that escapes from a box. Evil thing does evil stuff. Evil thing is put back in the box. YAY THAT'S IT FOLKS.

Oh, and there's this weird baby subplot where Willow is having to get soil from places to fertilize her baby and then she has to have it in the place where the evil witch was but she got saved by a cat.

Oh yeah, and the whole Ben Holiday either sleeping with or kissing the evil witch when they were trapped in the box.

Oh, oh, and the required weird G'home Gnome subplot where they eat a super intelligent bird. At least everything they'd eaten so far couldn't speak eloquently for itself. This is treated as humor because the bird does not nice things. WTF.

Oh right, and the masturbatory fantasy epilogue where you find out an exiled character is the author of such a series and bestselling and wink-wink not a stand-in for the actual author who couldn't possibly be from such a land.

But mostly, with that plot, I was falling asleep. 330 pages of bore-ing.

So, what's the next one?

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