Discover Fantasy: Toonopolis & Anchihiiroo by Jeremy Rodden

Today’s post for the Discover Fantasy Tour features Jeremy Rodden. Jeremy is the author of the fabulously fun Toonopolis: Gemini and the not-as-funny-but-just-as-interesting Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (#1 in the Toonopolis Shorts series).

I was kind of hoping for a visit from my favorite snarky eggplant, but he’s busy saving the cartoon world, so I’ll share my thoughts on the Toonopolis books.

Toonopolis: Gemini
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not knee-slapping funny, but it’s funny all the way through, especially the snappy one-liners. Toonopolis:Gemini is a mystery/adventure that takes place in a cartoon world. If you have ever watched a cartoon, you’ll enjoy this book, although if you haven’t watched cartoons in the last few years, there may be some references that aren’t as funny because you won’t recognize them. (After tripping over a pineapple while walking underwater, a puzzled character asks, “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”)

I loved the characters and they were detailed enough(though two-dimensional) that I actually cared about what happened to them, and it was a very well-developed story. My favorite character was Jimbob the Talking Eggplant. I totally need a snarky eggplant sidekick.

Anchihiiroo- Origin of an Antihero

I enjoyed reading Yoshi’s story and learning how he ended up being the anti-hero he hated so much. This short isn’t as funny as Toonopolis: Gemini; it’s a more serious story, but it has funny moments. And of course, a snarky sidekick.
I’m still wondering about the whole brother issue, but I suppose I’ll have to read the next Toonopolis installment for those answers. I think I can handle that.

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6 thoughts on “Discover Fantasy: Toonopolis & Anchihiiroo by Jeremy Rodden

  1. Your blog is SOOOOOOOOOO beautiful dahling, and OHHH does Jeremy go well with the color scheme, just look at all that egg plant flavor and goodness.. *giggling* YES the books are just festive and fun! I am glad you were able to review,I just think to hard and my kids are to old.. wait one of them admited he read it but not to out him (he is working his way through LOTR again.. the dork) hehe

    • His shirt does compliment my color scheme, doesn’t it? LOL It *is* too bad Jimbob couldn’t make it. Or maybe it’s for the best. He might have gotten lost on my blog. You have to be very careful with cartoons, you know.

  2. Oh, look! I’m entertaining the Browns in my newly decorated lounge! Not that I’m exactly sure what a lounge is, but I’ll go along. (Having British friends is like learning a whole new language.;-) )

  3. Thank you so much for posting this – and on your lovely new blog! It really is so nice – like hanging out in a friend’s newly decorated lounge. You feel jealous and inspired at the same time!!

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