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    characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Daniel Whelan Daniel Whelan ✓ 4 characters [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan This book was bought for me as a Christmas present and the first thing that grabbed my attention was the Chris Riddell illustrations as a pop up inside the magnetic clasp and the black edged pages See pics above Ben Robson has a box He's had it since as far back as he can remember In the box lives three Demons Orf who is a smelly incessantly complaining hypochondriac Kartofel has the body of a spider eight claws where his legs should be

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    Daniel Whelan ✓ 4 characters characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Daniel Whelan [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan So here are some things I liked about the book1 The cover which was the reason I even had cause to look at this book I recognized Chris Riddell's illustrations immediately and thought I liked what I saw A title like The Box of Demons was a great hook too2 The demons themselves If I had to profess to liking any character at all in this book

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan it is not without flaws but after finishing it when I look back at the experience of reading it the main feeling that comes through is that I enjoyed it for the most part And really really enjoyed the author's satire on r

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan Ben Robson has a box that seems to have been with him forever In it live three demons who are rather like having annoying f

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan I had my young nephew 11 in mind for this book but being a fan of Pratchett had a go at it myself first It's funny well paced and enjoyable to read the story of a young boy lonely and tormented by a box of demons

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    Free download The Box of Demons Daniel Whelan ✓ 4 characters characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Daniel Whelan Ben Robson is a bit of a loner and doesn't really have any friends unless you count the three demons that live in

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan Loved this A funny imaginative fantasy story with a lovely main character who was perfectly geeky It had sad points laugh out loud moments battles and would appeal to both boys girls adults Combined with the really special hardback cover and pop up first page you cannot go wrong with this as a present or to keep for yourself

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    Free download The Box of Demons [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Daniel Whelan If you like Terry Pratchett The Mighty Boosh Red Dwarf or Douglas Adams you'll probably enjoy this book if you can imagine a YA version of all of the above mixed up into 248 pages of easy reading action and dialogue The only reason I've given it 4 is because the final battle was a bit laboured All good stuff but did slow the action a little

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    characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Daniel Whelan [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan Daniel Whelan ✓ 4 characters Ben and his box of demons I wanted to love this book but sorry to say I didn't Maybe it was just an off time for me where my attention didn't grab I couldn't say really but I wanted I felt disconnected from the main characters even though there were times I felt for Ben's situation and for his mum but I felt like an out

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Box of Demons author Daniel Whelan I loved this book The writing was easy to understand and the world was created in such a way that it was just understood not some bug secret The epilogue really makes me want to analyze the whole book or just read it again

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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Box of Demons
  • Daniel Whelan
  • English
  • 08 March 2018
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review  The Box of Demons Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Hey're nothing but troubleThen one day Ben has an angelic visitor who tells him that he can be rid of the Box forever if he sends it back to hell There''s only one catch the Box has other plan. Loved this A funny imaginative fantasy story with a lovely main character who was perfectly geeky It had sad points laugh out loud moments battles and would appeal to both boys girls adults Combined with the really special hardback cover and pop up first page you cannot go wrong with this as a present or to keep for yourself

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review  The Box of Demons Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The apocalypse began in a small seaside town in Wales An uproarious adventure perfect for fans of Terry PratchettBen Robson can't remember a time before he had the Box with its three mischief. So here are some things I liked about the book1 The cover which was the reason I even had cause to look at this book I recognized Chris Riddell s illustrations immediately and thought I liked what I saw A title like The Box of Demons was a great hook too2 The demons themselves If I had to profess to liking any character at all in this book it would have to be the titular demons I liked their designs I liked their personalities and I liked their banter I also liked the concept of this kid having had to grow up with these things being a constant part of his life invisible to everyone else and the back summary made me think I d be getting on how he s had to cope with them how something that would have been so cool and weird and gloriously special to a little kid would end up being of a curse as he got older There s not too much of that but I ll talk about it later3 This one chapter told from the POV of the main character s rabbit It threw me for a loop and I thought it was one of the most enjoyably written and out of nowhere segments in the book so unnecessary and different it ended up being pretty hilarious at least until the very end where it suddenly took a darkly sad turn4 The segment that takes place inside the Box itself I can say this was easily the most I d come close to having fun while reading this bookAnd that pretty much concludes the nice things I have to say Now onto the bad in the order that they became apparent to me1 Ben is just not a likable protagonist And when I say that I don t mean he s a horrible person or anything I just mean that it was hard to actually feel anything for him on account of the book s utter failure to get me personally acuainted with him I ve gotten used to the regrettable trope I ve come across where any book I read even while being a pretty stellar piece of work follows a protagonist with a personality I find impossible to describe other than to say she s an average kid to whom such and such happens to or in other words just the main character but it still doesn t excuse the fact that it keeps happening There was nothing Ben did or said that ever made me think Oh yeah I get what he s like or yes this is pretty typical of his character whereas there were lots of other characters those observations could have applied to And that s probably because he really is just supposed to be an average boy and most of those other characters are supposed to be archetypes or stereotypes some of them literal embodiments of abstract ideas but it went even further beyond that I just could never get a handle on what he was thinking or feeling at any point in the story and I blame that on the narrative a point soon to be elaborated on2 Ben s three bullies This was the first point of the story that I actually found really distasteful I d seen other reviews of some readers claiming this book to be disrespectful to women and I just waved it off as them overreacting or just not liking certain female characters thinking them to be poorly or even offensively written when in fact it s not such a big thing to get worked up about Having read the book now though I m not saying I think the book is sexist But all I m saying is that I found it really really hard to picture these thirteen year old girls acting talking and doing the things they do and that these girls would be serving as the bullies of the story particularly since Ben was older I ve always disliked bully characters unsurprisingly as it is their very nature to be hated because they hardly ever serve a purpose other than to show how rotten the main character s got it and so it just ends up infuriating the reader for no real reason especially when you ve got a character like Ben whose situation is already enough to make you sympathize with him without having to force in a bunch of faceless one dimensional bulliesHaving to read about these girls though Call me sexist myself for thinking this but the fact that Ben s bullies were a trio of girls who were younger than him rather than a group of boys in his own grade or older like the usual actually infuriated me It was just so hard to take in It s not because I don t believe girls like these exist but God if I ever met one but just the fact that these were the bullies the main protagonist had to face made him seem even pathetic in my eyes At least being targeted by boy bullies and not being able to fend them off is understandable and forgivable Being bullied by a bunch of girls who are younger than you are who don t really do much than mouth off very immature insults ignoring for a moment this one thing they do do that really is pretty brutal even by bully standards I mean not like Stephen King level bullying with knives or anything but still punishable by law and on top of all that when the person being bullied is an older boy is just so so cringingly hard to swallow Granted there s the unwritten no hitting girls rule and maybe Ben wasn t in the best psychological position to fend off bullying given what he was going through But I still gotta wonder why these girls had to choose Ben of all people to pick on when there aren t any other bullies among his own peers that we see of and clearly if they re too busy picking on him there must not be some poor hapless loser girl in their own grade taking the brunt of their bullying a situation that would have been believable It just made them even unlikable to me because then all I can think about while reading their antics is you idiots are so embarrassingly immature and stereotypical why don t you go get a life and do something else with your time3 Scenes did not flow well I m not sure if it s a pacing issue as I was never exactly conscious of the story suddenly moving too fast or too slow It was a problem with transition I had a hard time picturing things happening from scene to scene sometimes because the writing style in some places is so loosely and bluntly written I d suddenly find a character appear when I hadn t been aware they were even in the scene or characters suddenly shifting position or attitude without any actual movement It s hard to explain but again I blame the narrative It just felt like where some things were adeuately described others were just only very briefly mentioned and not elaborated on This brings me back to my point on not being able to connect with Ben almost all his dialogue would sound empty and lifeless and then suddenly at one point he d do something like cry or hug another character and I d be left wondering where the build up for these actions are I couldn t get a handle on how he d transition from one emotion to the next This also made it hard for me to gauge his relationship towards the demons throughout most of the book it s pretty blatantly clear that he d like them gone from his life and has little to no patience with them and then suddenly at one point through no real actions or change of events that I could see affecting him in any way he starts to think of them as indispensable members of his family And it s only really stated as such I never actually felt it4 This book is so heavily atheistic That being a problem of note is mostly my fault given that with a title like The Box of Demons and a plot premise involving sending said demons back to hell I should have avoided this book if I was seriously worried about reading something irredeemably offensive to my beliefs I guess I was just that desperate I ve read books about demons before or at least with demons in them and God knows it s impossible to indulge in the fictional world without running into blasphemous ideas however expected or unexpected But I think this is the first book I ve read that was this one sided about religious concepts and the people who follow them Even in Stephen King books which almost always included a crazy religious zealot as a villain at least only painted those exact people as being wrong and delusional and never outright said anything about faith or God Himself whatever King actually believed Here though the author makes it all too clear where he stands all religions are simultaneously right and eually wrong the world is not a creation of God atheists fight on the good side even when those atheists include an unsavory character like the canonically labeled sexist Tegwyn and believers including those awful three girl bullies who got by on claiming piety on the grounds that one of them owned a cross because of course that s all you really need to get set for afterlife nevermind at least being a good person heavy sarcasm fought on the bad side People complain whenever media leans even a little too heavily for religion saying it s being forced onto them so I think I have the right to complain when the opposite is done5 The book as a whole but particularly the last half was boring I don t know how a person could possibly make the Apocalypse boring but that s what this author has done at least for me By his own admission the ending was as anticlimactic as you could get It almost felt like the book could sense how much I didn t want to read any with the way the ending suddenly crept up and everything was being fixed and put away And once I did finish I didn t feel like I carried anything away out of the experience and neither did the characters I don t feel like Ben has grown or changed I don t feel like the demons learned anything or changed and at the end of the day nothing was really accomplished you know aside from saving the world except if you ll allow me to reiterate it was so boring it hardly even seems like something that happened

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review  The Box of Demons Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Making demon occupants smelly cantankerous Orff manically destructive Kartofel and fat slobbering greedy guts Djinn When Ben was a kid it was fun and he enjoyed their company Now he's twelve t. Ben Robson has a box that seems to have been with him forever In it live three demons who are rather like having annoying friends you can never get rid of but at the same time if they weren t there you would feel as if something was missing Orf is a smelly incessantly complaining hypochondriac Kartofel has the body of a spider eight claws where his legs should be and a crimson and yellow flame for his head and Djinn has a very large body with a constant craving for food he is not able to eat But after a visit from something that seems to be an angel Ben is told he can be free of the box forever if he sends it to hell But it seems the box has other plansBen is someone who does not fit It does not help that he has to live with his grandparents who look after him because his mother is in a nursing home This can result in him being given a hard time by others in the community But it is clear that his mother is not short of love for him and it is only her illness that keeps them apart His grandparents exude a uiet concern even though they do not always understand Ben and feel great sadness that their daughter cannot lead a normal life In many ways it is the demons with whom Ben has formed the closest bonds even though he would like to be free of their constant and irritating presence As the book progresses however Ben acuires allies from the most unexpected places and the demons begin to prove their worthThis is a book that appears to be pitched at the young adult market given that the main protagonist is nearly fifteen and his possible love interest is about the same age But the writing style comes over as something appropriate for a younger audience of twelve and upward In fact there are many time when Robin Jarvis s Tales from the Wyrd Museum series comes to mind In many ways considering the way current young adult fiction is constantly pushing the envelope of what teenagers are capable of reading this is a refreshing take on what is a Dungeon s and Dragons style of adventure storyThe Box of Demons courtesy of Macmillan Children s Books via NetGalley