Rating: 4Q, 3P
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Josh's review: Mister Monday by Garth Nix
Garth Nix strikes again. With the Abhorsen trilogy and the Seventh Tower series already under his belt as well as a collection of short stories, The Keys to the Kingdom series is just icing on an already fabulous cake. Arthur is a sickly asthmatic boy who is supposed to die. However, when a strange man appears out of thin air next to the dying Arthur and gives him what looks like the little hand of a giant clock, his entire life is transformed. Suddenly Arthur is seeing things. Things that shouldn't be able to exist. Horrible winged creatures and a house that couldn't possibly be real are showing up and following him around. He finds himself immersed and struggling to survive in a place full of paper and strange people stuck in the early 1900's as well as trying to stop a plague affecting the rest of his world. Garth Nix's Mister Monday captures and draws you into a fascinating world while weaving the story around you.