The Boy Who Didn't Want to Save the World, Paperback Book

The Boy Who Didn't Want to Save the World Paperback

Part of the Blart series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Blart is not an average boy. He lives on a pig farm with his grandfather and doesn't care about being heroic or famous or legendary, but he does know that if you want to catch a pig you have to sneak up behind it and take it by surprise.

So when a great wizard visits and explains that humankind depends on Blart joining his quest, Blart says no - until the wizard threatens his pigs.

Reluctantly, Blart embarks on a very epic quest stuffed with brilliant characters: a feisty princess who likes dragons, a warrior who's a big softie at heart, a disaffected dwarf, and evil Zorab, trapped in a mountain, waiting for his minions to dig him out.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780747580744



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The occasionally funny story of Blart, an unlikeable boy who'd rather have stayed at home with his pigs than be dragged along on an epic quest to save the world. Also involves, well, everything you see on the cover, plus a description of how goblins like to serve men. Or dwarves. Or whatever else they can get for dinner.If the humor works for you, obviously, this book will, too. For me, the chuckles were too infrequent, although there were a few nice plot twists there at the end (as well as a few not so nice ones).

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