The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure Ever Heard Of An Exquisite Corpse It S Not What You Might Think An Exquisite Corpse Is An Old Game In Which People Write A Phrase On A Sheet Of Paper, Fold It Over To Conceal Part Of It And Pass It On To The Next Player To Do The Same The Game Ends When Someone Finishes The Story, Which Is Then Read Aloud.Our Exquisite Corpse Adventure Works This Way Jon Scieszka, The National Ambassador For Young People S Literature, Has Written The First Episode, Which Is Pieced Together Out Of So Many Parts That It Is Not Possible To Describe Them All Here, So Go Ahead And Just Start Reading He Has Passed It On To A Cast Of Celebrated Writers And Illustrators, Who Must Eventually Bring The Story To An End.Every Two Weeks, There Will Be A New Episode And A New Illustration The Story Will Conclude A Year From Now To Get Bi Weekly Updates With New Exquisite Corpse Adventure Chapters, Click On The Subscribe Link At The Top Of The Page This Story Starts With A Train Rushing Through The Night No One Knows Where Or How It Will End Now, I picked this one because I was intrigued about it Just because, this one adventure book had 16 different authors and different illustrators for its 27 chapters I actually try to experiment with new authors, and this is like the perfect book to try the different flavour of writing style of different authors So of course, it will be a different style of adventure and writing with each new chapter Sort of a mathematical puzzle.I actually was torn to give 2 stars to this book Just because Now, I picked this one because I was intrigued about it Just because, this one adventure book had 16 different authors and different illustrators for its 27 chapters I actually try to experiment with new authors, and this is like
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a book written by twenty authors The story is about two circus orphans searching for the remains of a Top Secret Robot, who can retrieve their parents from another dimension From that synopsis alone you can see why I read this book.The title refers to a game invented by the surrealist Andre Breton A person writes a line on a piece of paper, folds the paper so that only their line can be seen, and passes the paper onto the person next to them They write their The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a book written by twenty authors The story is about two circus orphans searching for the remains of a Top Secret Robot, who can retrieve their parents from another dimension From that synopsis alone you can see why I read this book.The title refers to a game invented by the surrealist Andre Breton A person writes a line on a piece of paper, folds the paper so that only their line can be seen, and passes the paper onto the person next to them They write their piece, fold it so the next person can only see the line they wrote, and so the game goes on It s a bit like Chinese Whispers, really I remember doing it once in Secondary School, I was the charming kid who wrote the bit where everyone died In another life I could have bee
Reason for Reading I read a book like this a long time ago when the great mystery writers got together, including Agatha Christie, and did the same thing This sounded like it would be a lot of fun.Sixteen different top children s authors played a game where they each wrote the next chapter of an ongoing middle grade adventure story The book is also illustrated in the same way by five different illustrators With 27 chapters this has some of our authors writing two chapters while others only w Reason for Reading I read a book like this a long time ago when the great mystery writers got together, including Agatha Christie, and did the same thing This sounded like it would be a lot of fun.Sixteen different top children s authors played a game where they each wrote the next chapter of an ongoing middle grade adventure story The book is also illustrated in the same way by five different illustrators With 27 chapters this has some of our authors writing two chapters while others only write once John Scieszka starts things off with a wild premise giving the book a plot and many possible scenarios that may possibly happen Each author was to read the book written so far when th
I can think of several kids at my school that would love this story It was a little hard for me to follow but that was just a factor of the way it was written Of course each individual author and illustrator contributed their own style to the exaggerated story And in the end who wouldn t love a big pig named Genius Kelly Be fairwarned here s a quote from later in the story Who named that pig Genius p 98 Here are a couple of quotes that I liked Of course there areAnd the I can think of several kids at my school that would love this story It was a little hard for me to follow but that was just a factor of the way it was written Of course each individual author and illustrator contributed their own style to the exaggerated story And in the end who wouldn t love a big pig named Genius Kelly Be fairwarned here s a quote from later in the story Who named that pig Genius p 98 Here are a couple of quotes that I liked Of course there areAnd these are page numbers from a preview copy, so the final may be a bit different Joe bravely dived off the bridge into the gorge Nancy dived after him, evenbravely Don t you agree I mean, she d had an extra moment to think about it pp 19 20 This bit was written by Susan Cooper It made me laugh In one way, he is said Einstein, quickly adding, but in two way he s not p 33 Word play always adds a fun touch.On p 37 they describe a lunch retrieved from a Star Wars lunchbox May the Force be with you OH And speaking of that s a quote straight from page 59
I picked this up because my son s favorite author, Chris Van Dusen, appeared on the list of illustrators I read it willingly enough over a few days, and will summarize it as cute The introduction to the book explains the concept The Exquisite Corpse began as a party game in the early 20th century in which each player would write or tell a segment of a story, always leaving off with a cliff hanger The next player had to build off this foundation as he or she continued the story Adventur I picked this up because my son s favorite author, Chris Van Dusen, appeared on the list of illustrators I read it willingly enough over a few days, and will summarize it as cute The introduction to the book explains the concept The Exquisite Corpse began as a party game in the early 20th century in which each player would write or tell a segment of a story, always leaving off with a cliff hanger The next player had to build off this foundation as he or she continued the story Adventure was written in precisely this fashion by a selection of some of the most popular child
Twins Joe and Nancy leave the circus where they were raised to look for their missing parents who abandoned them as babies nearly eleven years earlier Accompanied by a guardian Pig, and encountering many friends, helpers and villains, Joe and Nancy go on the adventure of their lives to rescue their parents, find the parts to the exquisite corpse and battle alien invaders This book was originally published online in serial form by the Library of Congress The authors contributed their stories Twins Joe and Nancy leave the circus where they were raised to look for their missing parents who abandoned them as babies nearly eleven years earlier Accompanied by a guardian Pig, and encountering many friends, helpers and villains, Joe and Nancy go on the adventure of their lives to rescue their parents, find the parts to the exquisite corpse and battle alien invaders This book was originally published online in serial form by the Library of Congress The authors contributed their stories one chapter at a time building on the previous chapter written by a different author Right from the beginning, it seemed the authors were trying to set up impossible situations for the following author to work through, forcing the story to get stranger anddisconnected with each succeeding chapter Lemony Snicket, in one of his chapters writes, It s as if your lives are being written, not by a single, beneficent author, but by a whole team of
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure was a cute cute and interesting story When I first picked up the book and saw how many authors it had, I was worried that the book would be confusing and that I would have a hard time following the different writing styles However, the story really flowed and though there was a definite change from one author to the other, it wasn t distracting.It was a really fun story involving a tons of scenarios and a lot of humour There was basically a little bit of everyth The Exquisite Corpse Adventure was a cute cute and interesting story When I first picked up the book and saw how many authors it had, I was worried that the book would be confusing and that I would have a hard time following the different writing styles However, the story really flowed and though there was a definite change from one author to the other, it wasn t distracting.It was a really fun story involving a tons of scenarios and a lot of humour There was basically a little bit of everything magic, cool inventions, pirates, inter dimensional creatures, martial arts, talking animals.It did get slightly overwhelming at times because there was just so much going on at once, but it all came together nicely at the end The main characters, Joe and Nancy are twins but did
Based on the surrealist game, this book careens from one improbable adventure to another, from a meatball juggling clown and talking one eyed pig to a butt faced bandit and an angelic pirate with a time traveling cradle With little that is sensible or even actually whimsical, the reader is pressed into a constant state of suspended belief or is that disbelief This is clearly a book intended for children but which children How many toddlers will understand words like narcolepsy How many Based on the surrealist game, this book careens from one improbable adventure to another, from a meatball juggling clown and talking one eyed pig to a butt faced bandit and an angelic pirate with a time traveling cradle With little that is sensible or even actually whimsical, the reader is pressed into a constant state of suspended belief or is that disbelief This is clearly a book intended for children
Tough to rate and review this one The trouble with Exquisite Corpse Adventure is precisely what makes it unique too many authors working on one story The initial set up and mood are fantastic, but with so many different voices and senses of humor at play, it couldn t really be sustained It s too silly and random a book for some of theserious writers chapters, so it ping pongs between being marvelously funny and strange to just being strange, with the occasional descent into tedium as t Tough to rate and review this one The trouble with Exquisite Corpse Adventure is precisely what makes it unique too many authors working on one story The initial set up and mood are fantastic, but with so many different voices and senses of humor at play, it couldn t really be sustained It s too silly and random a book for some of theserious writers chapters, so it ping pongs between being marvelously fun
On the one hand, this isn t really Surreal enough, on the other, it s just surreal enough to remain palatable for the majority of readers.The various authors did a better job of melding the book than the illustrators The illustrators even seemed haphazardly paired with the authors, putting abstract pictures with very concrete chapters and vice versa.My favorite parts were the moments when the