10 March 2014

Review: Agent Q, or The Smell of Danger! by M. T. Anderson

Trade paperback, 294 pages
Published 2011 (originally 2010)

Acquired November 2011
Read July 2013
Agent Q, or The Smell of Danger!: A Pals in Peril Tale
by M. T. Anderson

Agent Q is probably my least favorite "Pals in Peril" tales thus far; it just takes too long to get started, and the target of the skewering is maybe a little too easy for Anderson's usual deftness. Once the eponymous Agent Q, with his over-the-top James Bond, Jr. flashiness, turns up, the book kicks into gear, though, and I enjoyed the climax a lot. Probably my favorite part is the teenage monk who is only allowed to speak sarcastically, so he can work sarcasm out of his system before adulthood.

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