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Review: Oliver Twisted by JD Sharpe

Oliver Twisted by JD Sharpe
Published by Egmont

“FLESH, the woe-begotten moaned at Oliver, baring teeth which were ragged and black.

“FLESH,” came another moan, and he turned to see two more woe-begottens behind. They began to shuffle towards him, barefoot – toes blue from cold, arms outstretched.

The world according to Oliver Twisted is simple. Vampyres feed on the defenceless. Orphans are sacrificed to hungry gods. And if a woe-begotten catches your scent it will hunt you for ever. When a talking corpse reveals that Oliver will find his destiny in London, he sets out to seek the truth. Even if it means losing his soul


Oliver Twisted is a reimagining of Oliver Twist. It's set in Victorian England ut features Zombies and werewolves and soul stealing demons.

I must say I was worried that this book would be like those Pride Prejudice and Zombie books where the orignal books just has things added in but this certainly wasn't the case which I was pleased about.

Oliver is still the sad little orphan we have all grown up knowing about, even if like me you haven't read the book, but he's got these magical powers he hasn't quite got to grips with yet and isn't quite sure whether he is good or evil.

The book would be a good one for reluctant boy readers because it is horribly gory throughout with some wicked descriptions which they would love (even if it was a bit more than I could handle at times) and a really fast paced. It also made a good effort of keeping the language in keeping with the style of the original.

All in all an enjoyable good which would be perfect for introducing teenagers to the works of Dickens.



Jesse Owen said…
This sounds fab and a reimagining of Oliver Twist - amazing :D