Occasionally wise in spite of himself, the self-absorbed wizard with the enormously long name offers clever aphorisms on life to the reader while his reluctantly obedient scribe provides a cynical commentary in chapter end notes. The writing has a nicely convoluted style, perfectly suited to the content, with enjoyably droll humor both in the wizard’s egotism and his scribe’s objections. Some nicely timed surprises add to the enjoyment as a wizard proves the truth of his statement “Be open to your limitations that you may learn. Look on your failures as successes that you may grow.” What I liked best were the suggested approaches to being under attack, reminding me of Monty Python’s “What if he comes at me with a pointed stick” sketch. What I liked least was flipping through pages to remember what some of the end-notes meant. Short fun satire, by equal shares odd and humorous, Mulogo’s guide is an enjoyable quick read.
Disclosure: The author gave me a free ecopy in exchange for my honest review
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Sheila Deeth (SheilaDeeth)
Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more