"Face the facts! This town is run by seven megalomaniac wizards!" When Howard Sykes comes home to find a giant thug -- the Goon -- in the kitchen, life turns upside down. Archer, one of seven siblings who control everything in their town from electricity to the police, has sent the Goon to... show more
"Face the facts! This town is run by seven megalomaniac wizards!" When Howard Sykes comes home to find a giant thug -- the Goon -- in the kitchen, life turns upside down. Archer, one of seven siblings who control everything in their town from electricity to the police, has sent the Goon to collect the two thousand words Howard's father owes him. Suddenly, the Sykes family is caught in the middle of the wizards' battle for power -- and only Howard can save them!
Publish date: February 18th 2003
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Note: Throughout June, I’ll be re-reading and reviewing books by Diana Wynne Jones. There are definitely spoilers below, so tread with caution if that’s something you’re concerned about. Archer’s Goon is the very first DWJ book I ever read. I picked it up from my middle school library and was intr...
Howard came home from school and found the Goon sitting there, right in the kitchen. Told them that he'd been sent by Archer to get the 2,000 words from Howard's father.Howard had no idea what the Goon was talking about, but soon learns from his father that the past 13 years he has been writing 2,00...
A pleasant surprise. Until now, I hadn't paid much attention to this book, though I love all Diana Wynne Jones' books. What little I'd read about it was vague and didn't tell me much. I'm glad to say that just like most of the other books by DWJ this one's funny and fascinating, and unpredictable.
Unlikely story which I quite enjoyed. Not for those who don’t like sci-fi/fantasy. (I’m still not quite sure which one this is.) (Jan 2008)
I had been wanting to read Archer's Goon for quite some time, following my discovery of Jones' Chrestomanci series and generally feeling that she was my type of writer, something that hadn't been dispelled by the enjoyment of a couple of her other novels like Eight Days of Luke and Howl's Moving Cas...
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