BDN Archive – The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed by Patrick Rothfuss – Short Story Review

This was originally posted by me at http://blackanddarknight.wordpress.com (no longer available) on July 18, 2013. 

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Genre & Length: Picture book, 72 pages.

The Blurb:

This is not a book for children.

My Thoughts

Plot: Princesses and teddy bears – what could go wrong? cackles

Pacing: Um… it’s a picture book. It moves pretty fast, just because of that.

Writing Style: This book is seriously not for children. It’s dark and twisted and… yeah, it’s awesome.

I had the privilege of hearing it read aloud by Patrick Rothfuss at the OWFI Famous Author’s Banquet back at the first weekend of May.

When he got to the end, I was wide-eyed with horror, and trying not to laugh too loudly.

Yes, it is possible to do both those things at once.

But seriously, don’t read it to your children expecting a sweet little bedtime story. This is not a book like that.

Would I read this book again: YES.

Also, there’s a sequel. I can’t wait to read it.

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