- Kids Fiction
- Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Everything about Horton Halfpott is absurd in the best way from the names to the happenings. I mean, we have characters called Bump, Blight, and Blemish. Not to mention Smugwick Manor and M’Lady Luggertuck. Then, of course, we have the crazy happenings like a giant wig being stolen and a Lump going missing. And there’s even a lovely young lady who catches the eye of our young hero, Horton.
The crazy story is fun, but I think my favorite part of the book was the narrator. He often speaks straight to the Reader and is rather opinionated. You don’t usually find an opinionated third-person omniscient narrator.
The Nutshell: If you’re looking for a quick, fun middle grade then look no further than Horton Halfpott. I read it in just a couple hours and it managed to get to laugh out loud a few times :]