Tag Archives: The Phantom Tollbooth

Shopping O-Z

I wrote about traveling salesmen in Oz last week, but I forgot about one. That was none other than Ruggedo, the former Nome King, who was a peddler of sunglasses at the beginning of Pirates in Oz. Now, I might … Continue reading

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Nonsense That Makes Sense

This Tor article presented the idea of mapping fantasy lands along two axes, nonsense vs. logic and virtue vs. wickedness. Obviously there’s a lot of opinion involved here, but the first thing I thought was kind of weird was Neverland … Continue reading

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Oz Under Attack

Fwiirp in Oz, by Nate Barlow, Jeff Barstock, Ryan Gannaway, Greg Hunter, Phyllis Ann Karr, R.K. Lionel, Marcus Mebes, Hugh Pendexter III, and Chris Dulabone – Wow, that’s a lot of authors for such a short book! No, seriously, the … Continue reading

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And Juster for All

Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth was a favorite in my childhood, and I’m pleased to say it still holds up. I recently checked out The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, with annotations by Leonard S. Marcus, which was published in 2011. I … Continue reading

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Unheard History of Oz

Two more Oz book reviews for you lucky readers today. Yes, I’m kind of surprised that there are still some I hadn’t yet read, too. The Tales of Yot, by Adam Nicolai – A collection of three short stories that … Continue reading

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