How can anyone describe this book? It isn't a parable, a fairy story or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three. It is beautiful and it is comic. It is philosophical and it is cheery. What we suppose we are trying fumblingly to say is, in a word, that it is Thurber. There are only a few reasons why everybody has always wanted to read this kind of story, but they are basic: Everybody has always wanted to love a Princess. Everybody has always wanted to be a Prince. Everybody has always wanted the wicked Duke to be punished. Everybody has always wanted to live happily ever after. Too little of this kind of thing is going on in the world today. But all of it is going on valorously in The 13 Clocks.
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Review: The 13 ClocksUser Review - Gina Dalfonzo - Goodreads
A delightful little story, in a really nice edition. Read full review
Review: The 13 Clocks; and, The wonderful OUser Review - Tess - Goodreads
Not as good as I thought it would be, based on Neil Gaiman's glowing commentary of it in the WSJ. It was amusing and some elements were clever, for example characters named Listen and Whisper, but it could have gotten boring very quickly if it had been any longer. Read full review