Review: The Wheel of Nuldoid by Russ Woody

Posted in Reviews at 3:18 pm by Fiona

The Wheel of Nuldoid (Volume 1) The Wheel of Nuldoid by Russ Woody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I quite enjoyed my trip to Nuldoid. Russ Woody has a most intriguing imagination with a good dose of sentimentalism thrown in. The story reminded me in parts of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series and I could definitely see other stories about Nuldoid come from Woody. I liked the way he didn’t talk down to a YA audience and used some pretty big words. It’s good to introduce YA’s to vocabulary, especially when the Nuldoid-speak is such a grammatical mess! But by the end of the book I could practically speak Nuldoid myself, which really scares me.

All in all, I think The Wheel of Nuldoid was a very nice foray into the YA market and look forward to where Russ Woody goes from here with it.

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  1. Russ Woody said,

    June 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for your thoughtful review. I really appreciate it. I’m starting to get some very nice responses from kids. And, you’re absolutely right, I really don’t you have to write dumb for kids. There are some very bright kids out there. In fact, spoke to a reading group today in South Pasadena. These kids were 3rd thru 5th grade (so a bit younger than the norm)… and man, they were so into it. Any old duffers who thinks the upcoming generations are stupid or doomed, is wrong wrong!
    Anyway thank you so much for your kind words.

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