Another review coming to you a little late since I read this in February. But I mean, would I really be me if it was any other way? This time I read Sir Blunder by Walter Kerr.
Synopsis: In this witty fairy tale told in a wry, grandfatherly voice, a village waif, unwanted and alone, grows up to become the greatest knight of the era. With the help of the clever and strong-willed Princess Otello, the steadfast Sir One-Eye, and the rascally trickster Pee-Pee the Peeper, Sir Blunder sets out to slay the dragon who lurks in the woods.
Originally told as a fairy tale for his young children, Walter Kerr transformed it over the course of 20 years into a witty and profound novel for young adults about securing the good in a cruel world.
With a large cast of supporting characters, including Johnny Ne’er-Do-Well, Father Opportunity, Speedy Lightfingers, King Four-Four, and King Smart, this surprising and at times hilarious novel highlights the challenges of remaining true to yourself – always a good idea unless what you truly are needs to be changed.
The book was alright. It reads like a middle grade but is intended for YA/Adult audiences and that is evident with some of its content. I was a little bored during the book and felt like the plot was very slow to progress. I think that it didn’t need to be as long as it was since it was following along with the lines of a classic fairytale of a warrior going to slay a dragon to save the princess.
One part that did crack me up was some of the names of the characters in this book. They were ridiculous and very obviously making fun in a way that was humorous and not subtle. For example, a character was called Sir One Eye because he only had one functioning eye. Another was called Sir Pee Pee because he was a Peeping Tom. Stuff like that did make me chuckle.
It’s an easy, light read if you are looking for something to pass the time but if you want something with more substance and plot, this one is probably not for you.
Book Rating: 2.5/5
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author in paperback format to read and give an honest review.
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