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FOOLED

Disney on text

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

May 25, 2015: Reading Fooled is a little like reading a Disney animation. There is a wry humour that is pleasant to read. The English used is good with very few errors.

And there are pictures. Absolutely adorable Disney cartoons. Those alone earned the story half a star.

Fooled is also heavy on exposition, and not always in a good way. While one chunk of description is almost never tiring in itself, chaining them together becomes hard on the eye. The pacing suffers as well, but here I am very subjective.

The web-site itself invites you to read a Disney on text. The pictures grab you and lead you further along this path. But the text doesn’t. It is slow paced, which isn’t a problem in itself, but by that time I am expecting to read that animated movie that was never made, and I expect that pacing.

I am currently reading chapter seven, and I believe that the story is about to start. By that I refer to the blurb which accompany every chapter, and in which we learn that this is the tale where Marco, the Royal Fool, sets out on a journey to find the White Knight because Prince Leo has been captured.

Problem being he hasn’t. Been captured that is.

What draws me in is what puts me off. If I had been exposed to Fooled minus pictures and not knowing about the blurb I think it would have been easier to read this slow paced story with its dry humour.

Because as a piece of medieval slice of life spiced with a bit of magic it works well with likable characters who eerily resemble the cast from one of Shakespeare’s lighter works.

In the end I don’t know what I am to do with Fooled. Read on and see what happens I guess, because it’s a cosy read.

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FOOLED

Disney on text

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

May 25, 2015: Reading Fooled is a little like reading a Disney animation. There is a wry humour that is pleasant to read. The English used is good with very few errors.

And there are pictures. Absolutely adorable Disney cartoons. Those alone earned the story half a star.

Fooled is also heavy on exposition, and not always in a good way. While one chunk of description is almost never tiring in itself, chaining them together becomes hard on the eye. The pacing suffers as well, but here I am very subjective.

The web-site itself invites you to read a Disney on text. The pictures grab you and lead you further along this path. But the text doesn’t. It is slow paced, which isn’t a problem in itself, but by that time I am expecting to read that animated movie that was never made, and I expect that pacing.

I am currently reading chapter seven, and I believe that the story is about to start. By that I refer to the blurb which accompany every chapter, and in which we learn that this is the tale where Marco, the Royal Fool, sets out on a journey to find the White Knight because Prince Leo has been captured.

Problem being he hasn’t. Been captured that is.

What draws me in is what puts me off. If I had been exposed to Fooled minus pictures and not knowing about the blurb I think it would have been easier to read this slow paced story with its dry humour.

Because as a piece of medieval slice of life spiced with a bit of magic it works well with likable characters who eerily resemble the cast from one of Shakespeare’s lighter works.

In the end I don’t know what I am to do with Fooled. Read on and see what happens I guess, because it’s a cosy read.

2 of 2 members found this review helpful.
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