Fibble: The Fourth Circle of Heck Book Review
The Fourth Circle of Heck: Fibble by Dale E. Basye arrived in book stores on May 24, 2011. And Kidzworld has the review!
Marlo and The Media Circus
Marlo Fauster and her brother Milton swapped bodies. Marlo (as Milton) has been sent to Fibble, a media circus where the lying, fibbing, untruth-telling kids go. After taking a few classes, Marlo realizes that the head of the circus, P.T. Barnum, is using the students as a focus group to test his creepy new line of products—products that he’ll use for a greater, more devastating purpose.
Milton and The TV Network
Meanwhile, Milton (as Marlo) is working as one of the devil’s Inferns (like interns). Satan has created a new television network called T.H.E.E.N.D (the Televised Hereafter Evangelistic Entertainment Network Division) which he’s broadcasting to the surface. He’s somehow made his religious shows PVR and DVR resistant in order to create a media war. Milton has to put up with the conceited, high-maintenance actor, Van Glorious, who’s playing the role of teenage Jesus.
Saving The World
Milton and Marlo soon realize that they work better when they’re together. So in order to save the world, the siblings must reunite and hopefully get Annubis to return them to their rightful bodies.
The Bottom Line
Fibble is the fourth book in the Heck series by Dale E. Basye. The story is a little confusing at times. There are so many underworld puns that you almost have to sift through them in order to find the actual plot. Parts of the book are exciting. But unless you’ve read the first three books in the series, you might have a hard time following along.