The Super Spud Trilogy

The Super Spud Trilogy : 3 Stories in 1 Book

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Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that's not all - A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You'll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original, Michael Diack's debut is strictly for those who are still big kids at heart.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Indepenpress Publishing Ltd
  • Pen Press
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1780033273
  • 9781780033273
  • 1,363,814

Rating details

70 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 39% (27)
4 33% (23)
3 23% (16)
2 4% (3)
1 1% (1)

Our customer reviews

First of all, this was definitely my style of book. I will be certain to emphasize the positive, and I do not blame the author for my not connecting with the characters. I feel ths book would be excellent for "tweens" or even young adults. But I guess I'm just not enough of a "kid at heart." To the author's credit, the idea behind the story is very intriguing. Genetically modified potatoes that can magically come to life. Sounds interesting, indeed. And the story is clean--no sex, superfluous violence, or profanity. I was able to connect with some of the things the author spoke about since he is English. Since I spent six weeks in England a few years back, it was nice to see the UK spellings, terminology, and landmarks. I also enjoyed the historical references that are inserted throughout the story. I always do like my history! I grew tired of the antics of the potatoes--just being honest. I didn't find much humor in the story--it was just too weird for me. And I grew tired of the deaths--no spoilers. Read it for yourself, if you like. It was an easy enough book to read, but just not my cup of tea. I believe my daughter would like to read it, so I just may keep it for her! I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
The stories consist of a collection of action-packed adventures in which the Super Spuds - magical potatoes - find themselves. The plot is very simple and the book does not tax the reader in any way. Its appeal lies purely in its humour and ability to entertain through its accounts of action, heroism and danger. By setting the scene alternatively at the Olympics, in Rome and at the North Pole, the author transports the reader into a make-believe world while creating settings that lend themselves to drama, danger and acts of courage. I liked the quirkiness of the book's content, clearly one of its main strengths as it jumps effortlessly from one adventure to another with the magical powers of the Super Spuds. Characterisation is a critical feature and the regularity with which new characters are introduced to the reader is central to the success of the book. I particularly enjoyed reading about the different personalities of the Super Spuds, each influenced by the flavour of the crisp packet. The tone of the story is light-hearted and upbeat, factors which all contribute to its undoubted appeal. Allusions to Simon Cowell, Robin Hood and James Bond all help to reinforce the relationship between the reader and writer. Overall, I felt the book had many fine qualities with its imaginative foundations and the universal theme of good triumphing over evil. Looking forward to the next adventures!show more
by johnwebster
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