Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Geronimo Stilton: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid by Elisabetta Dami
The Curse Of The Cheese Pyramid is the second book in the Geronimo Stilton Series. This book introduces some of the members of the Stilton family who are also the main characters in the series: Trap Stilton - Geronimo's cousin, Thea Stilton - Geronimo's lovely and adventurous sister, and Benjamin - Geronimo's favorite nephew. In The Curse of The Cheese Pyramid, Geronimo's Grandfather William suddenly turns up and threatens to take over The Rodent's Gazette. He starts off by firing everyone who works at the paper. He then asks Geronimo to go on a trip to Egypt and meet Professor Alrat Spitfur and learn the secret of generating energy from camel dung. Geronimo is forced to make the trip on the rickety and patched up plane of Dirt Cheap Airlines by his miserly grandfather. In Egypt, he learns the history of the pyramids. He journeys across Egypt on camels to learn the secrets of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient Mouse World. When he returns, Geronimo and his colleagues at the newspaper hatch a plan to avoid Grandfather William.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Geronimo Stilton was one of my favorite series when I was a kid. I loved seeing all of Geronimo's adventures with his family, both in and out of New Mouse City. Recently, I had discovered that the series was still being published today. I wanted to give the newer books a chance to see if I got the wonderful feeling of nostalgia from it, and if I enjoyed it as much as I did when I was a kid. Therefore, I picked up Geronimo Stilton: Curse of the Cheese Pyramid. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed.
It had been about 15 years since I had picked up a Geronimo Stilton book. I remember how much the books used to make me laugh. However, I found The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid to be incredibly boring. It didn't have much of a storyline at all. The book's plot was building up to one specific thing happening. When that thing "happened" it was very anti-climatic. I said "happened" because nothing actually happened at all. Nothing was resolved or advanced. It was just a waste of time to read. The only reason why I'm giving the book two stars is that the adorable illustrations did kind of bring back that nostalgic feeling that I loved. However, it wasn't enough to save the book.
The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid didn't meet my expectations at all. In fact, it might be one of the most disappointing books I've read this year. As much as I loved the original books when I was a child, the good memories I have of them might be better left in the past. Needless to say, I won't be continuing with this series.
I give Geronimo Stilton: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid: 2/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.