Ho trovato questo libro noioso e non entusiasmante come avrei voluto che fosse. L'ho letto principalmente per la storia di Ricciolidoro, che qui è adulta e viene uccisa subito e il cui incontro con i tre orsi è sbrigativo e poco ispirato.
Ma ha i suoi momenti divertenti e passaggi ingegnosi.
Non sono il più grande fan di questo libro e serie.
After "The Big Over Easy", I needed to read this *immediately*. And I was not disappointed. Like "Big Over" it's a proper crime novel, with the Police (true, a peculiar unit, but it's still the Police) investigating a case and the solution being found right at the end after a bunch of twists and turns. But it also confirms Fforde's tongue-in-cheek style, his ability in creating not realistic characters that seem very real... definitely a book to read....Continua
I can't wait for the next NCD novel! Where does mr Fforde take his ideas I really don't know. But they work splendidly!
I absolutely LOVE this author's style. Anyone who can take nursery rhymes and create murder mysteries replete with humor and satire is a major plus in my book.
In the second installment of the Nursery Crime series, Goldilocks and the Three Bears are caught in a national conspiracy and the Gingerbread Man is blood thirsty as ever. Obviously this is not a nail-biter (unless you suffer from Mother Goose phobia) but it is certainly clever.
My only issue is that there are times when the story was a little boring and nothing irks me more in a mystery than when characters are introduced at the last minute who end up playing a pivotal role in the plot. I feel like it's a cop out and it cheapens the story.
In any case, I do recommend this book if anything for the humor and to marvel at the twisted lives of our much beloved nursery rhymes.