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Chris Colfer

Forfatter af The Wishing Spell

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Chris Colfer was born in Clovis, California on May 27, 1990. While pursuing a career in film and television, he worked mornings before school in the cafeteria as a cookie scooper and summers as a clerk at a dry cleaners. He is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee. In 2011, he won a Golden vis mere Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this role. He is the author of The Land of Stories series and Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, based on his screenplay of the same name. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Chris Colfer

The Wishing Spell (2012) 3,935 eksemplarer
The Enchantress Returns (2013) 1,976 eksemplarer
A Grimm Warning (2014) 1,931 eksemplarer
Beyond the Kingdoms (2015) 1,548 eksemplarer
An Author's Odyssey (2015) 1,256 eksemplarer
Worlds Collide (2016) 1,178 eksemplarer
A Tale of Magic... (2019) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver762 eksemplarer
A Tale of Witchcraft... (2020) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver439 eksemplarer
Stranger Than Fanfiction (2017) — Forfatter — 339 eksemplarer
A Tale of Sorcery... (2021) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver244 eksemplarer
The Mother Goose Diaries (2015) 206 eksemplarer
The Land of Stories Vol. 1-6 (2017) 152 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Glee: The Complete First Season [television] (2010) — Actor — 127 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Second Season [television] (2011) — Actor — 69 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Third Season [television] (2013) — Actor — 50 eksemplarer
Glee: Season One: Volume 1: The Road to Sectionals (2009) — Actor — 46 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season [TV series] (2014) — Actor — 34 eksemplarer
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 26 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Fifth Season (2015) — Actor — 21 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Sixth Season (2015) — Actor — 18 eksemplarer
Glee: Season Two: Volume 1 (2011) — Actor — 18 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album (2010) — Preformer — 18 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010) — Preformer — 15 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2 (2011) — Preformer — 14 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Series (2015) — Actor — 13 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers (2011) — Preformer — 10 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music Presents Glease (2012) — Preformer — 7 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3 (2012) — Preformer — 6 eksemplarer
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4 (2013) — Preformer — 3 eksemplarer
Glee: The Complete Seasons One & Two — Actor — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Colfer, Chris
Juridisk navn
Colfer, Christopher Paul
Fødselsdato
1990-05-27
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Clovis, California, USA
Uddannelse
homeschooled
Erhverv
actor
author
singer

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A feel good story with an absurd amount of virtue signaling by the author. Colfer wants you to know just how much of an ally he is at every turn. The characters, though, are easy to root for and the story doesn't require much commitment. The plot keeps up at a steady clip. Yet the writing often feels a little stilted and forced. On the whole, I certainly didn't mind my time with it, and found it hard to put down despite its flaws.
 
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darkwave1062 | 18 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |
Representation: N/A?
Trigger warnings: Near-death experiences, death of a father in the past and another person, building collapse, fire
Score: Six points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

Man, I gave this author one last chance and he squandered it. I saw this book hiding on the shelves of one of the two libraries I visit so I picked it up hoping that it would be better than The Wishing Spell and finally read it. When I finished it, I felt that it was at the same level as the preceding instalment and not a step up. Shame. It starts (or continues) with the main characters Alex and Conner Bailey who recently left The Land of Stories when some new characters arrive on what they call the Otherworld (but I call it Earth.) They tell the news that a new villain (you know, the classic big bad one,) the Enchantress has kidnapped Alex and Conner's mother (did I mention that another person, Bob, would be their new stepfather?) Soon enough they return to The Land of Stories but here is where the flaws surface, the author still left all the old and new characters remain underdeveloped which I didn't appreciate, the worldbuilding was off and the writing style, well.

I get that the author would write the book so that it'd be more accessible to a greater amount of readers but I would've enjoyed it more if there were more details instead of telling everything in the narrative. Never have I seen a book abuse italics and capital letters as much as this one which irritated me since half the time I thought all the characters were shouting. If there was an award for a story with the most basic descriptions ever, the instalment I read would get it. As mentioned above, there is no representation. I understand that it's hard to get right (when I consider authors that write books that have Black, Asian, Latino/a, neurodivergent characters, those who have disabilities or different body types who sometimes get it right and other times get it wrong) but a story can be diverse and outstanding. What I read was neither of those. It underwhelmed me.

Alex and Conner build an airship considering The Land of Stories is centuries behind Earth and no one in the former would think of that except them, assemble the Wand of Invincibility to defeat the Enchantress but it wasn't necessary in the final pages. All for nothing save for Alex using compassion to remove the Enchantress' powers and a fairy tale wedding ending the book. Ah well. It's time to move on to the next one I suppose.
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Law_Books600 | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jan 16, 2024 |
Even from the beginning of The Land of Stories, I loved Goldilocks. I thought she was brave, strong, and amazing. This book that focuses on her just proves me right.
In this book, we get to see how Goldilocks has been spending her years and surviving in the Dwarf Forests. We see the people she is close with (well, one person and her horse, Porridge), all the people she interacts with, and the people she hates. Goldie is portrayed as a strong and competent thief, which she is. She excels in what she does, and she’s found a way to live in the Dwarf Forests, despite what anyone may have thought about her before. That is, until the royals (more specifically: the Prince Charmings) start to threaten every creature that lives in the Dwarf Forests. Since the Charmings want to gain more land, they try to take the Dwarf Forests and execute everyone who lives there. Goldilocks ends up finding out about this scheme via Puss in boots and has to convince the creatures who live in the Dwarf Forests to fight for their home.
Firstly, it was great to finally know more about Goldie’s backstory. Since the beginning of The Land of Stories series, I have wondered what could force such a true love apart, and because of this book, I finally have an answer. We get to see how Goldie and Jack were as children, and personally, I thought they were very cute. Also, speaking of Jack, he gets to reunite with Goldie and explain to her that he never sent that note to her in this book. I was so happy to see them together, because they are my favorite couple from The Land of Stories. I loved getting to know more about both the new and old characters. I loved Jack and Goldie’s moments together, and overall, I loved this book.
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That_Crazy_Fangirl | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
* I got this book for review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*
I love this story so much. Another story set in this world. I also loved seeing how far these characters came from before we see them in the main series. I really loved not only seeing the origin story of Goldilocks but also the new characters we meet. I also really loved the art style and thought the chris added so many political undertones to the story that i LOVED. I am super excited to read anything else set in this world.… (mere)
 
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lmauro123 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |

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