- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1022 KB
- Print Length: 351 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Pigeon Park Press (1 Oct. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0134M97MC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£7.99|
Save £5.00 (63%)
Hellzapoppin' (Clovenhoof Book 4) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
Allthough it is the fourth book in the series, you don't need the other three books to get into the story. I think it is the funniest of them all, so far.
The story is fluctuating between two locations: hell with some of its inhabitants and a Welsh island - monastery with the monks living there. Soon enough there will be connection between the two worlds. Thanks to the authors! I needed that!
The story is set in St Cadfan's, which unbeknown to the occupants, has a staircase leading down to Hell. The reader gets a sense of how cut of St Cadfan's is to the outside world by the drawing of the island that pops up quite often through out the story.
Nothing ever seems to go straight forward on the Island and the monks seem to be forever running out of food. Luckily one of the monks is able to do wonders with seaweed! I have to admit to developing a craving for jelly babies after reading the novel, thanks to one of the characters having a bit of an obsession with them.
There is a whole array of characters, some that we have met before in previous books and some that are new. I always have great fun imagining what a lot of the characters look like in the story as they are just fabulous characters.
As usual the authors have created yet another very tongue in cheek story that is just 'heavenly' to read. This is one series where you wouldn't mind going to hell and meeting demons and the devil as they seem to have the most fun! Another highly enjoyable read.
As with the third book, Hellzapoppin' boldly sidelines the central trio from the earlier novels, including the titular Clovenhoof himself, to allow focus on a new group of characters.
This 'new' group are the Welsh island-dwelling monks of St Cadfan's who appeared in Pigeonwings, and also the demon Rutspud who was introduced in Satan's Shorts. A few other familiar faces appear briefly, such as mischievous schoolboy Spartacus Wilson.
The plot focusses on a staircase between St Cadfan's and Hell, allowing monk Stephen and demon Rutspud to form an unlikely friendship, whilst they each have their own mysteries to solve.
As ever, Goody and Grant's trademark Pratchett-style humour is correct and present with vast amounts of theological material to play with. The decision to explore Hell was a good choice, considering the series has already visited Heaven, and allows the demons to shine after the saintly ensemble in Godsquad. The demons are a lot of fun, whether it be pencil-pushing Scabass or the inventor Belphegor who acts as Hell's answer to Q. This is a Hell where demons are punished with a room of kittens and an Enya compilation album.
The monks are equally good for a laugh. St Cadfan's is essentially Craggy Island from Father Ted, with habits instead of dog collars, and lots of them. They also share the same bickering buffoonery found at Unseen University in Discworld.
Add to that the vast number of tortured souls in Hell, which include Boudica, Beatrix Potter, Tesla, Escher, Florence Nightingale, Mama-Na and a Neanderthal, and you have the series' largest cast list yet.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Amazingly funny. I have loved all the series so far and look forward to the next one. Keep up the great workPublished 6 months ago by Daniel Walden
Funny, heartwarming, crammed with astute & thought provoking ideas about the meaning of friendship, Heaven & Hell, extremely well written and funny.....ball bustingly funny.Published 9 months ago by D J Fong
Another excellent book in the series, this time we are back on Bardsey with the monks and demons (escaped and resident). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cookiethecat
If you liked the others you'll like this, a good entertaining read.
A Clovenhoof book without the man himself so a bit different but same in tone, humour and pacing.
great fun, great characters, sometimes laugh-out-loud, imaginative and well-written.Published 11 months ago by Ms Louise Wilford
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Fiction > Humour
- Books > Humour > Fiction
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humour
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humour & Satire > Literary Humour
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humour & Satire > Satire
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary