Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians

Paperback, 320 pages

Published May 3, 2022 by Starscape.


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Review of 'Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. by Brandon Sanderson' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

Alcatraz Smedley lives a fairly normal life, except for his inexplicable ability to break anything he touches (this includes carpeting..who knew you could BREAK that??). After destroying the home of his newest foster family, Alcatraz runs into a funny old man who claims to be his grandfather and discovers his world isn't exactly as it seems. This would be the fault of the evil Librarians, who control and edit (read : censor) the information (i.e. history, geography, technology, etc.) received by the general public. There's lots of other goodies in this books, and I spent most of the time laughing, when I wasn't cringing. Hate to admit it, but it was hard for me to accept the role of Evil Librarian and the idea that librarians were the ones shielding Truth from people was hard to swallow. But amusing, nonetheless. And yes, the old stereotype is there (hair in a …