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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: The Adventure of the Princess and Mr Whiffle

The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle
by Patrick Rothfuss

This is not a book for children.

It looks like a children's book. It has pictures. It has a saccharine-sweet title. The main characters are a little girl and her teddy bear. But all of that is just protective coloration. The truth is, this is a book for adults with a dark sense of humor and an appreciation of old-school faerie tales.

There are three separate endings to the book. Depending on where you stop, you are left with an entirely different story. One ending is sweet, another is horrible. The last one is the true ending, the one with teeth in it.

The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle is a dark twist on the classic children's picture-book. I think of it as Calvin and Hobbes meets Coraline, with some Edward Gorey mixed in.

Simply said: This is not a book for children.

Simply said: I need this in my life.
What's on YOUR wishlist?


  1. Never heard of it before, but now I need it in my life too. ;)

  2. Good to know I'm not the only one. And if you HAVEN'T, I would highly suggest reading The Name of the Wind.

  3. This has been in my amazon cart since Christmas. I think I need to go out and BUY it. :)


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