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Borgel by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Borgel (1990)

by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

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Really is funny. Not very significant, not much of a satire/commentary like it would be if it were a 10 year old's Terry Pratchett. More like, imo, a 10 yo's Douglas Adams. Pinkwater's interpretation of Time Travel and Aliens - what's not to like! ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Pinkwater is pure fun. Too bad I didn't read him as a kid. ( )
  stacy_chambers | Aug 22, 2013 |
A short, simple book that made me laugh (Fafner the self-centered, talking dog is a hoot!). Although it's mostly an adventure novel of a young boy, it made me think too. The end message I took away - that there is always good in this world/universe/time-space-other - is powerful. And the absurdist plots, such as searching for a very large popsicle, make the path to that message utterly enjoyable. ( )
  IAmChrysanthemum | Jun 8, 2013 |
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Melvin recounts his extraordinary adventures in time and space with his 111-year-old sort of great-Uncle Borgel.

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