Imatge de l'autor

Edgar Cantero

Autor/a de Meddling Kids

7+ obres 2,540 Membres 173 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona. His books are written in Catalan, Spanish, and English. He is the author of "The Supernatural Enhancements" (2014) and "Meddling Kids" (2017). His book "Dormir amb Winona Ryder", won the 2007 Joan Crexells Award. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obres de Edgar Cantero

Meddling Kids (2017) 1,551 exemplars, 107 ressenyes
The Supernatural Enhancements (2014) 676 exemplars, 43 ressenyes
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us (2018) 252 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (2018) 51 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Dormir amb Winona Ryder (2007) 6 exemplars
Vallvi (2011) 2 exemplars
Baileys n' Coke (2007) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Best European Fiction 2016 (2015) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Spooky Short Stories — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1981-05-27
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Spain
País (per posar en el mapa)
Spain
Catalonia
Catalonia, Spain
Lloc de naixement
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Premis i honors
Joan Crexells Award (2007)

Membres

Ressenyes

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Scooby-Doo wandered into a Lovecraft novel? Then wonder no more because here it is. We can tell this book is based around the idea of the Scooby-Doo cartoons of the 70s. The kids solved a mystery of the lake creature but now it’s 13 years later, their adults, and they think they got it wrong. Their lives haven’t been the happy go Lucky joy you get from the animated cartoon. They’ve been hard and real. On is in an asylum, the studious member is not so studious anymore, and the dumb one isn’t dumb and isn’t who you think it is. And let’s not forget how special our pretty jock was. The way the author takes the idea of these characters in a whole new direction in new light makes for a very entertaining story. Yes, there is a dog but instead of a great dane and it’s a Weimaraner, and the very last sentence was a great read. The ideas all come together to make a fine thrilling novel. A little bit horror, a little bit nostalgia, but a whole lot of fun. After all, if it weren’t for these meddling kids who else would save the world.… (més)
 
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LibrarianRyan | Hi ha 106 ressenyes més | Jul 3, 2024 |
Pop culture memories meet Lovecraftian horrors: the kids from Scooby-Doo (sort of) have unfinished business. Their last case just didn't sit right with any of them ... and it's haunted them ever since. They're getting the band back together to close this monstrous case.

A fun read that's just right for the spooky season. The author has a style that you'll either love or hate, prone to heavy use of metaphor, allusion, and other 50-cent words. :D I'd give it 4.5 stars.
 
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daplz | Hi ha 106 ressenyes més | Apr 7, 2024 |
I need to start by saying I loved Scooby-Doo, mostly because it helped me become a skeptic, and critical thinker. Keep that in mind when you see this review.

The book was written well and very entertaining. The narrator was great and able to give the characters voices and feelings. The story was fun and I enjoyed it. However, it would have been a better book if it didn’t try to associate itself with the Scooby-Doo gang so much, but is also what made me interested in the book in the first place.

I liked the story… I loved SD because there was always some logical explanation, some guy in a mask. If you are hoping for that with this story, get that thought completely out of your mind and just enjoy the book ignoring all the callbacks to the SD tropes.
… (més)
 
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philibin | Hi ha 106 ressenyes més | Mar 25, 2024 |
i know people either loved or hated the writing style of this one and i think i'm somewhere in the middle. it was fun!! and i found it engaging. my brand of adhd was never bored because it kept switching it up throughout the paragraph, so i enjoyed it a lot. the plot was also FUN and not at all what i expected when i picked this book up. i'm a huge scooby-doo fan so the characters alone were enough to get me to give it a try and i guess i totally forgot about the summary mentioning Lovecraftian horror bc i was like WHAT!! when we started getting into it.
i liked the idea of andy and kerri and thought how they ultimately end up was sweet. however i'd be lying if i said some of their dialogue/interactions didn't make me cringe- like them more than once being like "Ha ha VULVAS omg babe stoppp ur so funny" and stuff idk it was extremely weird at times. also the little moments discussing transness and gender affirming surgery.....like what was that all about. felt very waka_flaka_ok meme
… (més)
 
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bisexuality | Hi ha 106 ressenyes més | Mar 3, 2024 |

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Obres
7
També de
2
Membres
2,540
Popularitat
#10,112
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
173
ISBN
40
Llengües
6
Preferit
4

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