Sunday, January 16, 2011
Review: The Charlatan's Boy
The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers is a fun story about an orphan named Grady. Grady is an orphan who travels around with Floyd. Floyd never tells Grady how they ended up together or what happened to Grady's parents. Poor Grady, on top of being an orphan, is ugly. Not just unpleasant looking but U-G-L-Y. Floyd uses this to his advantage going all over Corenwald island doing circus style shows about Feechies, The Ugliest Boy in the World, and similar scams. There is a diverse cast of characters that Floyd and Grady encounter on their travels. The book is written peppered with "local" slang and fanciful events.
The book has a terrific cover that would naturally draw my eye! The story is a quick read and would be quite fascinating for anyone interested in true ficiton and fantasy. The surprise ending made me happy I stuck with it to the end. More of Grady's story will be coming in the Fall of 2011!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Any reviews are my own opinion and not influenced in any way by the company from which the item was received.