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Winnie-the-Pooh and the Angle of Dath [Formato Kindle]

Dave Hughes

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Sinossi

A. A. Milne's stories and poems about Winnie-the-Pooh became instant children's classics. This parody, in the tradition of A. A. Milne, is not for children by any means.

After The House At Pooh Corner, it's been four years since Christopher Robin went to school, and now Owl's dead - murdered by an anonymous assassin who calls himself the Angel of Death (or more accurately, the spelling in the title) and promises more killings. That's not all; the Angle brought a bloodthirsty pack of wolves to help him, and a demon-worshiping crow watches the chaos... and waits.

Rabbit races to find the killer and tries to shun his wretched past that caused his friends-and-relations to abandon him. Tigger tries to fend off the wolves and prove his strength. Kanga wants another child - with Tigger. Roo is an emotional teenage train wreck. Eeyore faces a huge change to his life and mental status. Piglet finds a bit too much solace from Owl's old liquor cabinet. As for poor old Winnie-the-Pooh, all he wants is Christopher Robin to come back and make things right.

This unauthorized parody is by no means what Milne intended, but the style is the same, the charm is the same, and the structure is the same. The only thing that's different is that religious fanaticism causes the Hundred-Acre Wood to lose its innocence... forever.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 356 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 165
  • Utilizzo simultaneo di dispositivi: illimitato
  • Editore: Bos Books (8 maggio 2012)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0081T8TSM
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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Amazon.com: 4.8 su 5 stelle  6 recensioni
5 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Q: Is Nothing Sacred? A: No 28 giugno 2012
Di Teresa - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato Amazon
In the early days of Saturday Night Live, I learned that no topic was sacred or safe from parody (though I still had difficulty as they suggested ways for Morris the cat to use up his nine lives.) That said, fans of A. A. Milne and friends of Winnie the Pooh, take heed before you stumble into this Hundred Acre Woods! Owl is murdered, Roo is a juvenile delinquent, there is talk of inter-species 'relations' and Piglet soaks his little pink body in Irish whiskey. As Rabbit asks while in the presence of the Emperor of the wolves, "How can such irreverence be considered witty?" You'll just have to read it and see.
5 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle The Pow of Pooh 27 giugno 2012
Di Marty J. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
There has been a lot written about Winnie the Pooh over the years, but nothing like this. If you can imagine Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter meeting South Park doing a parody called Charlie Brown and the Zombies from Hell, you would be in the neighborhood of Winnie the Pooh and the Angle of Dath. Your image of Pooh and the gang will never be the same after taking a journey through this emotional and physical re-rendering of The Hundred Acre Wood. As twisted as the tale is, the characters are all true to type, especially my favorite, Tigger - he bounces his way all over the story with typical Tigger zaniness and pizzazz, although in a much more apocalyptic world. Hang on to your red shirt Winnie; you're in for a bumpy ride!
3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Delightfully Twisted 5 luglio 2012
Di Elizabeth - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
It's been many years since I've read a real A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh story, but this parody of the classic characters is charmingly off-beat and darkly funny even with minimal background knowledge of its origin. A little action, mystery, and debauchery are just what the Hundred-Acre Woods needs!--there's something delightfully twisted about Piglet tiptoeing through the forest, pausing to "see if there was an illegally licensed piglet-and-owl butcher hid[ing] within". You'll want to keep reading on to see Crowley's demented sense of humor affect every one of Christopher Robin's unsuspecting woodland friends. A remarkably edgy and starkly original creation.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Leave the ashes for the heffalumps. 24 febbraio 2014
Di RoAnna Sylver - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato Amazon
I feel like I should preface this with two notes. Firstly that I'm admittedly biased as hell, because the book is dedicated to me (!!) and it's by my good friend Dave. (But that shouldn't stop you from reading it.) And two, that if you have excessively warm fuzzy feelings about Winnie the Pooh and consider the canon a sacred, untouchable part of your childhood... reconsider. (Which perhaps should stop you from reading it. But that's the only thing.)

This thing is dark. Quite dark, quite heart-wounding, and sometimes actually chilling, but there's enough humor and plot to keep it from dissolving into a strange mess.

To begin with, "Angle of Dath" is a characteristic misspelling of "Angel of Death," which should be your first clue that this is not going to be a familiar Pooh adventure. But it's not a senseless "darker and grittier" parody either - there's no grimdark for edginess' sake. Actually, I'm thinking "Parody" might be the wrong word in this case. It's not a mockery, it's an expansion, exploring an inevitability (Christopher Robin's growing up and moving on) and taking it to its logical, devastating conclusion.

It's about loss. It's about abandonment, and the coping mechanisms that come from overpowering grief at being left behind by somebody you love. Christopher Robin, this godlike prince child, has gone from the 100-Acre Wood, taking springtime and joy with him, leaving his animal friends to pick up the pieces. And they respond with depression, desperation, teenage rebellion, alcoholism, and lashing out at each other. In short, not like toys, but like humans, whose hearts have been broken. Or, rather, with an enduring childlike, toy-like innocence that makes it all the more heartbreaking.

Without spoiling - and my goodness, but there are plot twists - the title comes from a mysterious and deadly figure in black now stalking the 100-Acre Wood, and brutally murdering its inhabitants. The one thing I can tell you is the killer's motive - the Angle seeks to perform a dark ritual, fueled by blood, heart and stuffing, to summon the boy-god Christopher Robin back, and transform the Wood into a golden land of eternal summer and playtime.

Like I said, if you consider Winnie the Pooh untouchable and sacred, not the book for you. But if you want to see these beloved characters suffering through realistic stages of grieving and trauma (and I'll be honest, that's one of my favorite things!) while remaining essentially in-character, absolutely give it a try. (Tigger is still believably Tigger, even in the midst of harrowing self-doubt.) It's a strange ride, but a good one.

Then go give your stuffed animals a hug, and promise to never leave them. You'll save all parties a great deal of grief, and possibly homicide.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Yes 27 marzo 2014
Di Timothy Stewart - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato Amazon
A dark and twisted story that still manages to keep some light fluff to it in places, as well as appropriately timed inappropriate humour.

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