The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale
“Roald Dahl meets Harry Potter”* in this wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date but an angry demon wants... show more
“Roald Dahl meets Harry Potter”* in this wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date but an angry demon wants revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. When Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, home of the Infernals, it gets its chance. Catching Samuel won’t be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog; a hapless demon’s loyalty to the duo; or the presence of two clueless policemen and an unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, ice-cream man. Most of all, no one has planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men who also have recently found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather’s Elves. . . . *My Shelf Confessions
Publish date: 2012-04-10
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Samuel Johnson and his dog mind their own business in the human world but his old nemesis Mrs. Abernathy want revenge for fouling up her plans. She captures Samuel and two more carfuls of people. Loved the humor in this book. It reminded me of a young adult version of Good Omens especially with...
I quickly realized 2 things upon starting this book: a) It was book two in a series and b) I'd read book one and was irritated by all the same things.The Infernals drove me nuts because of its wry British humorous tone. Which I love in books like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Good Omens but t...
This book was well worth the wait! Another adventure with Samuel and his faithful side-kick Boswell. I loved that he and Nurd are reunited this was funny and creepy both at the same time, which is something Mr. Connolly is very good at.I don't want to give the story away to anyone who might decide...