Saturday, May 5, 2012

This book by Australian Author Jonathan Gould is a gem! Tolkien with a twist.

Magnus Opum is an epic fantasy that's slightly skewed - Tolkien with a twist.


This is what I had to say about Jonathan Gould's Book Magnus Opum

5 out of 5 stars. This book by Australian Author Jonathan Gould is a gem!

I love it. The author draws you in right from the start with his host of whimsical characters and pies. Hobbits from Middle Earth certainly do come to mind. Impossible to put down once you start... Like I said - a gem of a novel! absolutely adorable! :) 

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Do you ever get one of those moments when you want to lose yourself in a book that is totally magical, brimming with imagination and fantasy, and entertaining from start to finish? This book by the very talented Jonathan Gould is the very thing that delivers on all counts.

Jonathan Gould is a master at "Adult Fables"...Turning his talents to a full length novel - Magnus Opum - Gould creates an even richer world and experience...

Magnus Opum is a wonderful story - there's no doubt about that.  Magnus has a quest and he embraces it fully, it takes him to new places and he encounters new races during his adventures.  However, it's the things that Magnus learns that really make this story shine for me.

It takes a quiet approach to its storytelling, but also regales the reader with a frothy sprinkling of satire and wit.

At the end of the day, the story of Magnus Mandalora of the small homely village of Lower Kertoob is fun, funny, educational, and a master work of both parody AND satire rolled into an easy-to-read family-friendly story.
- Jeremy Rodden, author of Kindle bestselling cartoon novel - Toonopolis: Gemini (Toonopolis Files, #1)

For more stories that stand out from the crowd, check out these other books by Jonathan Gould
*** Doodling: The unexpected adventures of a man who fell off the world (because it was moving too fast). Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a dash of Gulliver's Travels).
*** Flidderbugs
: A political satire, a fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of bugs with some very peculiar obsessions. 

About the Author:

Jonathan Gould

Image of Jonathan Gould
Jonathan Gould has lived in Melbourne, Australia all his life, except when he hasn't. He has written comedy sketches for both the theatre and radio, as well as several published children's books for the educational market.

He likes to refer to his stories as dag-lit because they don't easily fit into recognisable genres (dag is Australian slang for a person who is unfashionable and doesn't follow the crowd - but in an amusing and fun way). You might think of them as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young-at-heart.

Over the years, his writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons, Dr Seuss and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).

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