Who Censored Roger Rabbit? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Gary K. Wolf creates a wonderfully skewed–and totally believable–world made up of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Walt Disney. A riotously surreal spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel. Packed with action and laughs. Wolf’s cult classic, highly praised novel is the basis for the blockbuster Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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Overview

Gary K. Wolf creates a wonderfully skewed–and totally believable–world made up of equal parts Raymond Chandler, Lewis Carroll, and Walt Disney. A riotously surreal spoof of the hard-boiled detective novel. Packed with action and laughs. Wolf’s cult classic, highly praised novel is the basis for the blockbuster Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000834527
  • Publisher: Gary K. Wolf
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 90,932
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

As the celebrated author of the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, Gary K. Wolf gained fame when his literary vision of humans cohabitating with animated characters became a reality in the $750 million blockbuster Disney/Spielberg film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The film won four Academy Awards and launched a multiple-picture screen writing deal for Wolf with Walt Disney Pictures. In addition, his ideas inspired Toontown, the newest themed land at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.He is now a full time science fiction novelist and screenwriter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    Different from the movie, but still a good read

    I absolutely loved the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," but it was a good few years before I realized it was inspired by a novel. The book was largely out of print by the time I thought to look for it, so I snatched this digital copy.

    Those expecting the movie will be disappointed. It has many of the same characters, but shares almost nothing plot wise. The characterizations are different too.

    All that said, it's still a fun read by itself. There's a murder mystery that keeps you guessing right to the end. Mostly because you'll never see it coming. It's also a fun angle exploring the Toons as comic strip stars rather than cartoons. The word balloons are almost as much a character as the Toons themselves.

    I recommend this book to fans who want to see the source of their favorite movie. However, you should see it as just that, the source. The book and movie can't be compared fairly. Enjoy it for what it is.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    One sad disappointment.

    I had been looking for this book for a long time. I was a fan of the movie since I was young and always wanted to see the book it was based on. I was thrilled to find it available on my nook and for only $3. Going in I knew it would not be like the movie. The book has four of the main characters that were used in the movie, and although Roger is accused of a murder the similarity to the movie ends there. I was moderately enjoying the book until around 60 pages from the end. It feels as though the author seemed to be pressed for time and threw an ending together real fast. A lot of the book deals with one line of investigation but then right about the end the reader is blind sided with an altogether disappointing ending that makes all the information you gather through the book seem like a waste of time.
    I will also point out that the eBook version seems to have quite a few punctuation errors. Some quotes are missing ending quotation marks, periods appear in the middle of sentences and words, and it at times makes it hard to follow. I found myself rereading a paragraph trying to determine how it was meant to read. It wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t finish the book, but it was annoying. But it was only $3.
    In the end I don’t recommend this book. I did not hate it. But it was a huge let down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Not what I expected

    This is not the story I was expecting.

    Like most people, I saw the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and that's more or less what I was expecting. Instead, it's a VERY different murder mystery, with almost no crossover to the movie, except for only a couple of spoken lines of dialogue.

    I'm afraid that I liked the movie better. While a good, well-written murder mystery, there's no real sense of wonder, of the lunacy of the Toons, of the magical period of the Golden Age of Animation from the movie in this book. It could be just any old murder mystery but for the presence of Toons. And that, I think, is the downfall of this book. There's not enough in it to really differentiate it from other mysteries, nothing to make it stand out. I read it all the way through, but never really got past the "it was OK" phase.

    One last thing. This ebook was clearly created using a scanner and OCR, and is in need of proofreading. There are numerous scan errors throughout, as well as broken lines mid-sentence and lack of new paragraphs when there should be new paragraphs (such as when a new speaker utters dialogue). I might have given the ebook 3 stars if it hadn't been rife with errors. I've seen numerous self- and independently published books with far fewer errors than this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Why why whyyyzl,,,,,,

    My brother read this book and he won't let me delete it and he will not shut up! Curse you Roger rabbit

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    It's not the movie

    Although this book inspired the movie, there is little in common other than character names. The Toons in the book are from comic strips, not animation, and they're flesh-and-blood with all of the good and bad aspects of "real people." For that matter, there is very little in this book that would change if they *were* people and not Toons; the Toons are somewhat of a gimmick. There is no goofiness to be found here - this is a fairly straight-up detective story. The mystery doesn't play fair with the readers, and the ending doesn't fully live up to the book. For that reason, I can't give it five stars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2010

    Darker than the Film

    The book is a pretty good hardboiled detective story. Keeps you guessing. Darker than the book. A little bit more creative too. Ending was a bit unsatisfactory.

    Good read if you like weird books and are a fan of the film.

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