The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus

IMG_5505My Rating : ★★★★☆

“I’ve just activated my nonsense filter. I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”


This book was peculiar, curious, light-hearted and fun to read. I’ll probably read it to my children one day. It’s about the King of Nibb, a lonesome island in the middle of nowhere. The citizens were fine with the island but not the King. He longed for discovering the world, getting out there. Unfortunately for him, every ship that approached the island decided to turn back and get away from his land. Why is that? The king has to know.

The book is filled with funny replies, smart dialogues (sometimes, I wonder if it’s for children or a young adult haha because children wouldn’t understand the sacarsm with a mild-wild smirk on their face). My favourite character is probably the King, he is so careless, absent and oblivious haha. The author created a brilliant storyline, beautifully written along with extraordinary assessts accompanying the reading experience. For example, there are songs included in the E-book version that set the mood for the story and I think it is genius.

Richard Titus is also an amazing illustrator! I have enjoyed the cartoons’look more than I realized. It adds to the unconventional and quirky side of the book. The only downside of this book was the neologism, the synthetic words. A few of them is great but sometimes it feels like they were too many and I know there’s a link to go to the Glossary and look at their definitions but these kind of links paused the reading and kind of ruin the flow.

Thank you to the author for giving me a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Click here to purchase your copy !

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2 thoughts on “The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus

  1. Sounds fascinating. I love when kids books (that are clearly appropriate for children) also have things that you can only really appreciate when you’re older. It makes coming back and re-reading them so much fun! 🙂

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