The Book of Nonsense

The Book of Nonsense Before there were books there were Words of Power and those who spoke them could rule the world Dexter and Daphna Wax don t quite fit in even with each other She loves reading and he loathes it bu

  • Title: The Book of Nonsense
  • Author: David Michael Slater
  • ISBN: 9780998333403
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before there were books, there were Words of Power, and those who spoke them could rule the world Dexter and Daphna Wax don t quite fit in, even with each other She loves reading and he loathes it, but neither is pleased by their special thirteenth birthday gift, a ruined old book full of nonsense.But the moment it enters the twins lives, bizarre things begin to happenBefore there were books, there were Words of Power, and those who spoke them could rule the world Dexter and Daphna Wax don t quite fit in, even with each other She loves reading and he loathes it, but neither is pleased by their special thirteenth birthday gift, a ruined old book full of nonsense.But the moment it enters the twins lives, bizarre things begin to happen Why is their father, who found the book, suddenly so distant Is the old man who took it from him some kind of hypnotist Why is a giant, red eyed boy stalking them Now Dex and Daphna have to work together to stop the old man from ruining their lives But as they unravel the secrets of The Book of Nonsense, they will discover the truth about their own extraordinary destiny.

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    1. This book starts out a little similar to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke: The father buys unusal and antique books and sells them to dealers. In the begining we see him with his daughter, Daphna, also a lover of books. Later we are introduced to her twin brother Dexter, who is not so fond of books. The father finds an strange book that has words of nonsense in it and tries to sell it to a local book store full of magic books. Little does he know that this is the book the store owner has been seeking [...]

    2. I have to admit, I was biased in favor of this book from the moment I read the title. I thought it was a both a marvelous and ingenious invention calling one's novel "The Book of Nonsense." Having now read The Book of Nonsense, I can honestly say that my good opinion of this book was not misplaced. This is one terrifically fast-paced and dynamite read. As a rule of thumb, I tend to read books very slowly, carefully absorbing every nuance of every word in a book. But The Book of Nonsense was so g [...]

    3. The Book of Nonsense is the first volume of a new series, Sacred Books, geared towards young adults.Thirteen year-old twins Daphna and Dex are in a heap of trouble. Their father, a rare book scout, has come across a magic book - seemingly full of nonsense - that someone else wants very, very much to own. Bad enough to employ long-forgotten magical tricks to obtain the book. Bad enough to hurt one twin and enslave the other to obtain the book. To save their family, the world at large and each oth [...]

    4. The Book of Nonsense by: David Michael Slater[return][return]Don't let the title fool you this book is anything but nonsense! [return][return] Twins Daphna and Dexter couldn't be more different, but they are forced to work together when there father discovers a very old and mysterious book. Daphna and Dexter soon discover that the words in this book can literally change the world. When someone evil gets a hold of the book it is up to them to stop him. I don't want to give too much of the story a [...]

    5. The day before their thirteenth birthday the father of feuding twins Daphna and Dexter Wax, Milton, returns from a book scouting trip with a mysterious old book. Daphna immediately knows what to do with it. She wants to take it to the new rare book shop that just opened up in earlier in the summer, The Antiquarian Book Center (ABC). Somehow the blind owner of the shop, Asterius Rash, mesmerizes Milton into giving him the book and promising to have Daphna return the next day to be his assistant. [...]

    6. Daphna loves going to bookstores and everything about them from choosing a book to trading books. You can imagine Daphna’s excitement when a new bookstore opens called The Antiquarian Book Center. Daphna calls the bookstore ABC. This bookstore is not like anything Daphna has ever experienced. ABC only specializes in books about magic. Also what is up with the owner, Mr. Rash? He is one odd bird. After only spending a short time with Mr. Rash, Daphna’s father comes home acting really weird. C [...]

    7. I downloaded this book about 4 years ago on my Nook. I would've bought the next book but surprise, surprise. alas the next book is not available on Nook. Or Kindle. So I set aside the book as well as my curiosity when lo and behold 4 years later I suddenly decide to read it again. And I'm stuck in the same dilemma. So suffice it to say, I shall still wait for the book to appear on Nook. Or maybe I'll get it by some other means idk. But I still rate this book 5 Star.

    8. Hailed as the “Da Vinci Code” for young adults, David Michael Slater brings us into the realm of the Sacred Book series with the first book in the series - The Book of Nonsense. Read my review here: Bobbi's Book Nook

    9. The Book Of NonsenseHmmm, at times this was an interesting even exciting book. At other times it was just plain boring, read it and make up your mind.

    10. Welcome to the world of lost languages, rare books and scary men who want to control everything . Welcome to the Book of Nonsense, the first book in the Forbidden book series . We are introduced to Dex and Daphna a set of twins , they are as different as night and day . Dahpna is a book lover and Dex well not so much. He loathes it to be exact. They are thrown into a mystery when their father brings home a very rare book that the dealer at the new book store wants really bad . They have to work [...]

    11. There’s a line from Nathaniel Hawthorne that reads, “Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” On its surface The Book of Nonsense is a young adult adventure story about twins who uncover and attempt to stop a centuries-old plot to unravel and re-form the world as we know it—through the discovery and use of the Words of Power from the First Tongue, the language t [...]

    12. The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater is a treat for mystery lovers, magic lovers and just general book lovers. Daphna and her twin Dexter are as different as twins can be. Daphna loves books and volunteers reading at the local retirement home. Dex skips school and doesn't want to be anywhere near a bookstore. This puts Dex at odds with his father too, who finds and sells rare books.But both twins are put out by their dad's (Milton) latest scouting trip, which kept him away from home for [...]

    13. The Book of Nonsense offers a mysterious, action-packed story for middle-grade readers.Dexter and Daphna Wax are twins and about to turn 13 years old when they meet the unusual, and pretty creepy, Asterius Rash, a blind bookseller who only stocks books of magic. When the twins' father returns from a book-finding tour with an old, unfamiliar text, Daphna introduces him to the bookseller. The ancient text changes hands, but not in the way Daphna imagined. Now her father is acting rather odd, and h [...]

    14. Posted on Almost Grown-up: 9/20/11:The Book of Nonsense is the first in The Sacred Books series by David Michael Slater, a paranormal series well-suited to the middle grade age market.The book begins the day before twins Daphna and Dexter's thirteenth birthday. Their father has just returned from a book-buying trip over the summer and Daphna, for one, is looking forward to joining him in selling books, especially at her new favorite store, the one that she has nicknamed the ABC. Dexter, on the o [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this novel from author David Michael Slater. It held my attention from start to finish. It was a very well-written story and very easy to read. I heard about this book on Radio Z and was further intrigued by the awesome cover.The story follows twins Dex and Daphna as they discover an age old conspiracy surrounding a mysterious 'Book of Nonsense' that their father brings home the day before their thirteenth birthday. The story quickly escalates into a fast paced mystery as they t [...]

    16. Daphna and Dex are pre-teen twins that find themselves on an adventure when their father brings home a rare magical book. Their father, Milton, works as a book scout. He seems to always be off on adventures looking for rare books. He brings one home with him and Daphna convinces him to take his books to the new store that just opened, Antiquarian Book Center or abc. There they meet the owner, Asterius Rash. Rash knows that the book is a magical Book of Nonsense and must own it. He uses mind cont [...]

    17. Even though they're twins, Daphna and Dexter don't get along. Their father is a book scout who travels the world looking for rare and interesting tomes, and while Daphna loves to accompany him on his adventures, Dexter hates books and everything to do with them. While their father was gone on their last trip, the ABC, a new used book shop that mostly stocks texts on magic - opened in the twins' hometown. Daphna is excited to show her dad the ABC and takes him there with his latest aquisition: an [...]

    18. In most books with twins, the siblings share a loving, amazing bond with one another. Not Dexter and Daphna. If anything the two hate each other. Daphna loves spending her days reading, and Dex would rather do just about anything else. But then their father brings home an odd book from Turkey where the words on the page appear to slither around and move. Suddenly the two find themselves wrapped up in a supernatural mystery full of magic, danger, and secrets from their family’s past.This book h [...]

    19. I enjoyed this book very much. The story was compelling and the characters were interesting.A few things made reading a bit difficult. The beginning was confusing and it took me a longer period to figure out who was who. And the end was confusing. In the final "show down" I didn't really understand what had happened and who or what had shown up. I initially thought there was some sort of monster and not a character we've seen before. From the new emerged villain for the sequel, there must be mor [...]

    20. Daphna and Dexter are 12 year old twins whose mother died in a tragic accident shortly after they were born. Their father has carried on their mother's career of rare book dealing and travels a lot. A couple of days before their 13th birthday, he comes home from a trip with yet another set of rare books. Daphne goes with him to sell the first book at a new book store full of books about magic that she has been visiting all summer. When her father meets the ancient bookstore owner, things begin t [...]

    21. I was hoping this book would be better than what it was. It wasn't bad, just okay so that is why it has 2 stars. This book just came out in November and it was said to have been the next Harry Potter, so I couldn't resist being one of the first ones to read it. I thought the most interesting thing about the book was the fact that Dex couldn't read because the words on paper just floated and moved for him. I thought the most disturbing thing about this book was the ending where one by one the old [...]

    22. While not exactly what I expected from the name, I was pleasantly surprised with the subject matter once I started reading! A young girl with a twin brother and their adventure in a bookstore full of old and exotic books! Sounds like something I would have loved to find as a kid! It is very well written, twists where you least expect them, and suspense from the first sentence to the last!! Definitely a page turner! I'm not sure my grands are quite old enough yet to appreciate it, but older youth [...]

    23. I'm a fan of YA urban fantasy, and while this book is skewed to a younger (middle grade) audience, I still was delighted to read something from a fellow Portland author -- particularly because it is set in local haunt Multnomah Village!The writing itself felt a bit inconsistent to me, but that may have been because I was an adult reading a children's book. The story, however, is full of ancient curses and religious intrigue, so it's right up my alley. I have the next two volumes in the Sacred Bo [...]

    24. If you liked "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett, you'll like this one. A bit of Harry Potter magic thrown in, too. Daphna and Dexter's father collects rare books. He finds one that gets into the wrong hands, and thus the magic and mystery begins. What does the book contain that makes it so desirable. Is the old man that now has the book a wizard, a hypnotist? Who is the weird guy following them? What is the danger that is to befall them on their 13th birthday - which is in a matter of days.Read [...]

    25. This was a really good story. The author did a great job of world building. I liked the history and mythology they created. It was out of this world but made believable and real. I felt an emotional connection to the two protagonists. Thier backstories are authentic and a little heart wrenching; which only makes them more alive. The story is filled with twists and turns and surprising end. A definite page turner.

    26. This was a fairly typical "average kids discover their strengths and set out to save the world from evil" book, but enjoyable and fun nonetheless. There were no shocking turns, but enough twists to hold interest. I liked that the twins didn't get along perfectly but learned to admit their own faults and accept the other's as well. I look forward to the next books in this series, and hope the author will release one each fall as promised.

    27. I fully expected this book, (marketed as a "children's book"), to be predictable or even boring but I have to admit to being sorely mistaken. It was, in fact, somewhat predictable but more importantly, it was, fast paced, often exceptionally poignant, and just overall GOOD. Plus, it's always fun to read a kid's "thriller" and be reminded of my early days, devouring R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike novels!

    28. Enjoyable and exciting jr high level tale. Books, magic, ancient enemies, twin protagonists who are very different from each other, and an adventure leading to life and death consequences - all elements of this first entry in a series. I recommend it to lovers of language and reading. I hope to read the rest of the series soon.

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