Toonopolis: Gemini

Toonopolis: Gemini

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ISBN-13: 9780983425397
Publisher: Portmanteau Press LLC
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Toonopolis Gemini 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BoekiesBookReview More than 1 year ago
Jeremy Rodden's book Toonopolis was a wild, zany and an insanely funny read! I loved all of the different toons throughout the book from Fluffybear who talks like an old school gangster to Rastamole who says things like mon, dat and little mama. Rodden's main character Gemini and his side kick Jimbob the Talking Eggplant are hilarious together! You couldn't ask for a more entertaining pair. Rodden's writing style is smooth and easy on the eyes. His break up between Gemini's point of view and Special Agent Mimic's, gave the story a surreal touch. Rodden also does a fantastic job taking the reader into the world of Toonopolis. He's detailed in his knowledge of how the Tooniverse functions and makes his creations believable in an unbelievable world. Personally, I have to say I loved Jimbob's explanation of TMed and the idea of c-space. Rodden certainly thought his story idea all the way through! I highly recommend Toonopolis to young readers as well as old! Rodden's world of Toonopolis will draw you in, literally...maybe?
bookwyrmm on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This was a rather uneven read. The concept was very original and it actually read like a series of Saturday morning cartoon episodes, which was fun. It was also filled with puns and other jokes that left me chuckling, but also left me wondering if the younger readers for which this was intended would get it. And then there were some plot points that seemed to take giant leaps that I couldn't follow. The twist at the end was great, though. However, as this is the first in the Toonopolis Files, I am not really sure where the next book would go given the ending.
JADexter More than 1 year ago
The reviews posted so far pretty much sum up my feelings on this. Although it feels a little straightforward at certain points in the story, the humor and (mostly) the pure charm of the story- and the main character - more than make up for it. Gemini is a great main character and the other NPC's in the story pull their weight, with Miss Fire and the Rogues being standout performances. However, it's the world itself- with its charming setup and easy to understand rules - that make the story worth reading and revisiting. (Hopefully we'll get to do that in the future with new stories set in Toonopolis.) Although there are a few matters I'm not clear in in terms of Toonopolis works (for example, now that it's gotten two stories published, is Toonopolis considered Terminally Moved? If a character changes from interacting with other toons, does it become different than the creator's idea of that character? Or does the author's vision of the character just.. mysterious evolve?), I'm willing to overlook those now in hopes of maybe getting some of them clarified in the future. This is a silly book in the best possible sense and a fun read in the.. er.. funnest sense. Worth checking out for "the young and young at heart." Needs more kangaroos. - JAD
purplerose75 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's not knee-slapping funny, but it's funny all the way through, especially the snappy one-liners. Toonopolis:Gemini is a mystery/adventure that takes place in a cartoon world. If you have ever watched a cartoon, you'll enjoy this book, although if you haven't watched cartoons in the last few years, there may be some references that aren't as funny because you won't recognize them. (After tripping over a pineapple while walking underwater, a puzzled character asks, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?") I loved the characters and they were detailed enough(though two-dimensional) that I actually cared about what happened to them, and it was a very well-developed story. My favorite character was Jimbob the Talking Eggplant. I totally need a snarky eggplant sidekick.
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
This is a tough review for me because I want to review it fairly and from the perspective of someone who might actually read Toonopolis. Unfortunately, I don't see an audience for this book. Obviously, this story is not meant for adults, but I can't imagine children wanting to read this either. The illustrations are basically non-existent and it's about 300 pages long. Granted, the illustrations on the cover and before each chapter are fun and occasionally the author dropped a pop culture reference that made me laugh, but overall, I was disappointed in the story. I think this book would have been better as a comic. I realize it's supposed to be the story behind cartoon characters, but who really wants to read about that? I want to see it; the illustrations are what make it funny in the first place. Reviewed by Brittany for Book Sake.