Kill the Farm Boy

A boy, a goat and a chicken standing on a cliff before a Fairy tale tower
Delilah S. Dawson
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Friday, Sep 27, 2019

First, I must admit that I picked Kill the Farm Boy solely on its cover. I had no familiarity with either author before, nor had I read any reviews. I thought it looked like a fun and easy read, and that was exactly what I was in the mood for, so I tried it out. It is a lighthearted fantasy, packed in humor. But it's the type and quality of humor that makes this either a "love it" or "hate it" for many readers: poop jokes (lots of them), raunchy sex jokes and innuendo (lots of those, too). The idea is a good one - take the typical fairy tale trope and turn it on it's head by introducing characters that would normally never be anywhere near a fantasy story and turn them into heroes, but the execution is a little clumsy, there is absolutely no subtlety here. Without spoiling any big reveals, the evil sorcerer isn't quite evil or even a sorcerer and the hero isn't who he thinks he is, but the ragtag band of misfits leading the story still manage to follow a fairly predictable pattern of going on an epic quest to defeat evil and restore what's right. If you don't care for over the top sexual innuendos every other page, poop or bodily function jokes of a near constant rhythm, don't read this book. If you can tolerate or appreciate those things, this might be an enjoyable, or at least light-hearted easy read. It certainly isn't going to keep you up a night with baited breath on the next chapter, but it might be a good mental break in the form of a book.

Hilary S.

Written by Hilary S.

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