The Land of Sto­ries: An Au­thor’s Odyssey

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

Au­thor: Chris Colfer Publisher: Lit­tle Brown ISBN: 9780316272148

IN THIS fifth book of the se­ries, twins Alex and Con­nor re­alise that the best way to de­feat the Masked Man (who is also their evil un­cle) and his co­horts in the Land of Sto­ries is to get help from the char­ac­ters that Con­nor has cre­ated.

This means they have to re­turn to their old school where they meet their teacher who en­cour­ages Con­nor with his writ­ing, and also their mother who has been sick with worry ever since the twins en­tered the world of sto­ries.

This is not as ex­cit­ing as the past four books, and Con­nor’s new char­ac­ters are nowhere near as funny as the fairy­tale char­ac­ters they met be­fore.

Some el­e­ments of the story, as well as the hu­mour, seem a lit­tle too forced.

Alex takes a back seat ini­tially and things only get in­ter­est­ing for her af­ter the sec­ond half of the book.

As far as this se­ries goes, au­thor Colfer (who is best known for his role as Kurt Hum­mel on the hit TV se­ries Glee) should just wrap things up be­fore even his most loyal fans stop car­ing. – S. In­dra Sathi­a­balan

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