Read for the TBR Lite 2009 Reading Challenge.
A young man named Jack is sick of working in the clock-work factory and decides to make his fortune in the city. What he doesn’t realize is that the city is Toy City, where the vast majority of the population is toys, and the few humans are the personifications of nursery rhymes.
Jack arrives just after the murder of Humpty Dumpty, and soon teams up with Eddie, a teddie bear, to solve the crime. It’s soon clear that there’s a serial killer on the loose, as more and more of the nursery rhyme characters are cut down.
This book is all kinds of wrong – with underage drinking, car chases, and some really appalling behavior. It’s a great book, with a great sense of humor. It gets weirder and more enjoyable the further you read. Great light summer reading.