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  1. punk

    punk Active Member

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    I'm trying to think....

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by punk, Mar 19, 2011.

    What was that one children's book that had some sort of "land of melancholy"? I read it a long time ago, but I totally forgot the title...

    All I remember is there's this kid who goes on an adventure, and on his travels he encounters a dodecahedron guy, a big bridge troll, and a land of melancholy. I kind of want to read it again, too.

    Any clues?

    EDIT: Actually, it might have been a decagon... something trippy. The whole book is just crazy awesome.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Apart from the animated polyhedron, it sounds a lot like Neverending Story (which I haven't actually read, so it could contain that element).
     
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    The Phantom Tollbooth? He went to the Doldrums, and I think I remember some weird polyhedron-type character.
     
  4. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

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    The Phantom Tollbooth or The Children's Book by AS Byatt could answer that description but The Children's Book is only a few years old so think Forkfoot's suggestion is most likely it had a dodecahedran guy (sp??)
     
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    YES!!! it was the phantom tollbooth. Thank you!

    I'm using the doldrums land in a song. I also want to read the book again... it was super cool haha.
     

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