Friday, August 30, 2013
Reading My Way to Disneyland...
I found myself reading a few non-spoilery reviews of Kate Abbott's novel Disneylanders, and my curiosity was piqued. While I love a good fun read that takes place in or around theme parks, I find that a lot of them focus too much on establishing setting- as though they're continually trying to convince the reader that we really are there- at the expense of honest and engaging storytelling. Other times, the details are often wrong and a sense of the outsider perspective tends to pervade. From everything I've heard so far, Disneylanders avoids these problems, and in the very best way. I'm about to delve in, and I'm very excited.
Much to my delight, I found this at the very front of the book:
About Chapter Names
Each chapter name in this book is based on a (more or less) famous Disney slogan,
song, attraction, show, or spiel. Some are really easy. A couple are really hard.
As you read Casey's Disneyland story, see how many you can solve.
Answers are in the back.
A book with a quiz element built into the chapter names?? How could I not love this? If you need me this weekend, you'll know where to find me...
Details about Kate Abbott's Disneylanders can be found here.