Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review of Johnny and the Seven Teddy Bears of Sin by James E. Venn

Synopsis (taken from Amazon): "Johnny Meryevan has been left in his elderly grandfather's household in Victorian London. To terrify the little boy into quiet behavior, his grandfather warns Johnny about the Seven Teddy Bears of Sin. His plan backfires. Johnny sets out to defeat these terrifying monsters, and the teddy bears are only too pleased to take up the challenge.

The results? A comic romp through the serious business of childhood: governesses, cakes, cabs, toast, tea, goldfish, nutcrackers, attics, bordellos, bears and temptations abounding.

The definitive update of medieval morality verse."

My Review: This was a pretty clever story. The verse and rhythm remain throughout the story and doesn't get lost. A little comedy mixed in with the verse and the warnings of the Sins. The war Johnny and his bear Gladly wage against the seven bears of sin is a battle everyone faces through out their lives. I really enjoyed the ending where it is left open, that the war is never won and the sins are always waiting to take you hostage. I found it to be a very well thought out story and one that I really enjoyed.
My Rating: This was an interesting short story and a fun read outside my normal genres.  I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.
Johnny and the Seven Teddy Bears of Sin was sent to me by the author for an honest review.
To find out more about James Venn's work please visit his Goodreads Page.
You can also download your own digital copy of this book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

No comments:

Post a Comment