Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CSFF- Monster in the Hollows

Well, I didn't get back to this blog in a timely manner. I've been off chasing dragons and evil minions through a whole new world.
One of the things that attracts me to Andrew's work is the names he chooses. Many of you know I love making up names, so I doubly appreciate Andrew's wit in this area. Just take a gander at some of my favorites.
Olumphia- shouldn't every school have a teacher whose first name is Olumphia?
Guildmaster Nibblesticks - I suggest you put the pretzels under lock and key.
Grigory Bunge - of course, he's horrid.
Zola Mae
Rudric, and
Kelvey O'Sally.
Andrew inspires me to dive into of my own making and populate it with wonderful characters. I hope you enjoyed his book as much as I did.


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

I suspect I did enjoy it as much as you, Donita. I did a post about Andrew's use of humor, including his word play. I didn't mention the names, but you're right, especially about those in this book.

He reminds me of a little known author, Gregory Spencer who played with words, too. It was, from my way of thinking, the best part of his writing.


Anonymous said...

The Monster in the Hollows is one of my favorite books! And Olumpia is one of my favorite characters!!!!

Krysti said...

Olumphia cracks me up! :D

Of course, so does Podo. There's nothing quite like reading about him showing Oscar how to hawk a my 11 year old daughter and sharing a "guys are so WEIRD" laugh together.

I'm participating in the blog tour, although my name didn't make it onto the official list. Please feel free to drop by and say hi!

Sapphira said...

So funny now I need to read that book