The 13 Clocks

The 13 Clocks

The 13 Clocks

The Thirteen Clocks is James Thurber's enduring story of life in a castle where time stands still on all the clocks at ten minutes to five. The wicked Duke ignores time and temperature, and the only warmth he understands comes from Princess Saralinda, his fair niece.

Review

"There has never been anything like this before, and there will never be anything like this again...[Thurber] takes such delight in the words. It's like it's written by somebody who wants to infect you with his love of words. There are poems hidden in the text. There are places where it wanders into rhyme and out again. There are all of the invented words. The story itself is nonsense in the finest possible way." Neil Gaiman, interviewed in The Wall Street Journal

"It's a modern take on the standard fairy tale... if you liked 'The Princess Bride,' you're going to like this. If you like a book by Jules Feiffer, 'A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears,' you'll like this. If you remember 'Fractured Fairy Tales' on Rocky and Bullwinkle, you'll like this. We suggest, read the beginning. We're not going to give away the plot, because...

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