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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and huge fun!, 25 Mar. 2009
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This is immense fun!

Hiccup reminded me of Artemis Fowl with his plans, his cunning and his fierce intelligence, but he's more positive than Eoin Colfer's flawed (though IMO also very enjoyable!) anithero.

Hiccup, along with his friends, gets into scrapes because he is not that talented at being a Viking - the problems start when he and his friend Fishlegs attempt rather foolhardily to board a peaceable fishermen's boat and pick the wrong vessel, and from then on disasters of hilarious proportions come thick and fast.

The book is full of the kind of jokes young boys find hilarious, but even this (rather older...) lass found much of it funny, sometimes side-splittingly so. Vivid characters and an endlessly inventive storyline had me hooked.

David Tennant must also be highly commended for bringing the characters to life with such immense verve and a highly entertaining range of voices and accents. Favourites of mine (though all of them were brilliant) included Stoick, who sounded something like Sean Connery's elderly granddad, Fishlegs, whose endless incapacity for piracy brought desperation to his every word, and Camikazi, heir to the Bog Burglers, who had me in stitches every time she appeared.

Overall, a wonderful book read with immense talent, enthusiasm and inventiveness by a talented storyteller, this is a must-own. A little too old for my nephew just yet, but it will be no hardship looking after the discs for him until he's old enough to claim them!
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