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Hideous Exuberance

Hideous Exuberance - Stephen C. Bird First things first: I received this book in Goodreads giveaways.

The book is a collection of stories which are parodies of modern popular fantasy books - I think. It starts with a parody on Harry Potter and proceeds with something I have no clue about: I was lost after first several pages.

I tried to find something nice to say about the book, but I could not. I am sorry, I really am. The structure of sentences makes it hard to read the book, the fact that some of the stories are told in accent (southern?) does not help any. By the way, the stories are told from the third point of view, so there is actually no need for the said accent. One more note: if there was a competition amount writers on creating unpronounceable names, this book would easily beat everything else by miles.

Do not get me wrong, there is some beautiful things waiting to get out about the book, but they never did. Still, their presence increased the rating by one star.