Manage episode 325864269 series 3224604
I almost regret owning such a beautiful edition of such a frustrating book. The first half of the story is lovely. But the latter half is not only confusing, (animals in human jails, toads and humans being the same size, toads riding horses, etc.) it's also incredibly annoying.
We have a tale where a character who treats everyone like rubbish and endangers lives selfishly... in the end his friends stand by him as he escapes from his consequences. What a poor example! I tried to give the benefit of the doubt, thinking this a tale of Nature. How one can not change their nature, they simply are what they are. But the story is negligent! The character in question does not receive their just desserts, in fact, they are seemingly rewarded FIRST for their antics and THEN, at the last second, seem to change their behaviour. Perhaps.
The story attempts to be "cute" and fails. I also felt that the story shifts too heavily from what it sets up to what it becomes - a soft story focusing on multiple characters that then zeros in on one ghastly example of life. What an affront to my palate.
*No Spoilers*. (REVIEW - WEEK 16, YEAR 4)
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