Thursday, May 16, 2019


WOOOHOOOO it is Thursday or as I like to say its Friday Junior . Today I am going to review TALES OF TOONOPOLIS  by Jeremy Rodden

                            BOOK BLURB 

Author Note: This collection contains previously published Toonopolis stories, collected into one volume for the first time!
Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.

In this collection, you will find short stories and novellas telling side-stories and adventures from minor characters met in the Toonopolis Files novels. From Candemons to antiheroes to demonic toasters to steampunk heroines, there is a wide range of tales within these pages!

Delve into the infinite world of Toonopolis and see how diverse and wild the cartoon universe can be. Even if you've never read the Toonopolis Files novels, you can still read and enjoy these stories as your first taste of Toonopolis!

List Of Stories

"Where Do Our Ideas Go?": flash fiction introducing the concept of creation impermanence inside the Tooniverse.

"The Legend of the Chucacabra": campfire-style short story telling the legend of the Chucacabra in the Westoria section of the cartoon city.

"How To Create A Villain or Let Sleeping Candemons Lie": a sweet sixteen party goes wrong when Roy G. Biv invites the Candemon to the party... and he is less than welcome!

Anchihiiroo - Origin of an Antihero: In Animetown, there exists an antihero like none other. This novella tells the story of Yoshi of Higeki, who would become Anchihiiroo and one of the rogues Gemini faced in Toonopolis: Gemini.

"The Grave Little Toaster": a short-story in the Suburbia section of Toonopolis, wherein a bumbling suburban couple summons a demon to kill their neighbors... from inside a toaster.

Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste Wellspring: In this novella set in the Steamport section of the city, learn how a simple toymaker's daughter turns a routine scavenging mission into the biggest adventure Steamport has seen in a decade!

                       MY REVIEW 
   This is a volume of short stories and fan fiction . It introduces us to all the cities of Toonopolis and the characters that inhabit them .  
 We start off with Where Do our ideas go which is a fun cute read that will have you thinking about the concept of creation and what to do with it .  Then we go to the Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste .  Where we are taken on a grand adventure through Steamport .  Each story is well written and the characters are well thought out and complex .

   When I started reading this book I was wondering what the author was going to do . As I read I really got involved with each area of Toonopolis . The author shows us the diversity of each area of Toonopolis . Each story had a moral behind it but it never got preachy in any way . The author handled it with laughter and smiles . I still really say that these books need to be in comic form  It would be fun to see the characters in comic form as they go through their stories . I think my all time favourite story is THE GRAVE LITTLE TOASTER . I  mean who doesn't want to summon a demon from their toaster. You have to read the story to find out what I am talking about . I laughed so hard through that one  This is another great book for your kids summer reading list . Add it to the list . 

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