The Plucker: An Illustrated Novel by Brom

The Plucker: An Illustrated Novel by Brom

by Gerald Brom

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The Plucker: An Illustrated Novel by Brom by Gerald Brom

The Plucker, now updated with new art and an afterword from world-renowned dark fantasy artist Brom, is a window into a world where fairy-tale tradition collides with vileness and depravity, love and heroism, suffering and sacrifice. In this shadowy land of make-believe, Jack and his box are stuck beneath the bed with the dust, spiders, and other castaway toys, and forced to face a bitter truth: Children grow up, and toys are left behind. Jack thinks this is the worst fate that can befall a toy. But when the Plucker, a malevolent spirit, is set loose upon the world of make-believe, Jack is thrust into the unlikely role of defending Thomas, the very child who abandoned him, and learns that there are worse ends for a toy than abandonment. As desperation mounts, Jack is thrown together with Thomas’s other toys—Monkey, the Nutcracker, and the ethereally beautiful porcelain doll Snow Angel—as they struggle to rise above their simple roles as playthings and save the boy they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810996021
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brom is the world-renowned illustrator whose vision has graced a wide range of fantasy and sci-fi fiction, games, and films, including Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow.

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Booklover0080 More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK. The illustrations are amazing. Brom is amazing. Very good story.
Lisera More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it first come out in hardback, and now I can't wait to get it in paperback ( hardback went missing). I loved the story, the characters, the plot, and the art. I was first drawn to this book when I was looking around in the Sci fi and Fantasy section. I flip thru a couple of pages and liked the unique artwork of the story. I bought it and read it, it took me like maybe 2 and a half hours to read, I just didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. I loved this pictures and plot!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It is an adult fairy tale about a demon from africa that eats the souls of toys. The mythology of the book is documented as a real spirit in some tribes in Africa. Its a very good book, just don't mistake it as something to read or give to young children. It is NOT for kids.
Starr7 More than 1 year ago
Short read. Awesome illustrations. Brom is mine and my husbands favorite author and artist. Loved this book. Finished it before the nights end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this tale to no end. The artwork is amazing and the tale is wonderful. You need to have a bit of an open mind before you read it. This is no Disney Sleeping Beauty. No the female character, Angel, is more the damsel in distress in this tale. Jack (a jack in the box) has recently been forgotten by his owner Thomas, who is growing up. He has been put under the bed, or the Underbed, which is considered a huge horror to the toys still on the outside. Once a toy is put under the bed the other toys avoid them as they serve as a reminder that someday their boy will outgrow them all the older he gets. Jack's only friend from outside is Angel, a special Snow Angel doll who is his secret freind when she can get away from the Red Knight who otherwise keeps her tight to his side. She is his one bright light while the others avoid him. Thomas's father is off at war and it is during a very (very) short visit home he gives Thomas a doll he bought from a witch doctor is Africa, called a Spirit Warden. The problem is, it's a Plucker, an eater of human children's souls or gusto...and it's full. The doll falls behind the bed and breaks open, freeing The Plucker. As the story continues the Plucker sends his creations into Thomas's room during the night to destroy his toys and bring them to him so he can eat Thomas's Gusto. It is Jack who has to rise up to stop The Plucker. A simple Jack in the Box turned into a Devil Slayer. And that's only part one! All in all a good book. Not for children unless you cut out some parts and language. This is a use your own judgement book for parents. If you like wierd books and are of mature age then give this book a spin.
Kitsuna More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE and ADORE this story. I was raised listening to Poe's The Raven and The Black Cat as bedtime stories along with the original Grimm's Fairy Tales and Aeosp' Fables. So with The Plucker I shall someday continue the family tradition of bedstories as such. I inhaled this book and the artwork is beautiful in it's macabre fashion. I found myself rooting for Jack all the way and wishing I could have a Jack doll for myself. Love it, a very awesome story.