Pretty Pretty Princess: There’s a serious problem in the realm.
Royal families still practice the tradition of locking away their first born daughters in the booby-trapped lairs of monsters—all in the hopes that brave knights will rescue them. Prince Francis and his trusted companion Gavin, a wise-cracking pig, aim to end this barbaric tradition. Now they travel the realm promoting P.E.T.P—Princes for the Ethical Treatment of Princesses.
They set their sights on Pretty, the most beautiful princess and one that no knight has yet been able to rescue. But saving Pretty from a prison made of the strongest goblin stone is only the beginning. The princess is not what she seems!
Join our heroes on a hilarious—and dysfunctional—journey. But remember, this isn’t your child’s fairy tale. Prepare yourself for flamboyant princes, shameless pig sex, and untold armies of rats and flies. Snuggle up and get ready for your bedtime story. – Goodreads
Pretty Pretty Princess Review
Pretty Pretty Princess is disgusting, offensive, and absolutely hilarious. This is not a book to read if you’re easily offended by…well, anything. Pretty much nothing is sacred when it comes to this expert mockery of typical fairy tales. There’s necrophilia, bestiality, crude language, disgusting imagery, fart jokes and general mayhem within. It’s the perfect read for parents of young children who have had it up to their eyebrows with lovey-dovey fairy tales from the corporate giant who shall not be named. If you enjoyed Go the F*ck to Sleep, Caverns & Creatures, or Dusk ’til Dawn, then you’ll probably like this work.
Pretty Pretty Princess should not work as well as it does. It would be very easy for this to be an absolutely unbearable read. What makes it so entertaining is that the author continually makes salient points throughout the work. He examines the ridiculousness behind some of our most beloved fairy tales. He also pokes at society’s take on atypical males, and how people present themselves according to what’s expected of them. Even when you’re laughing your butt off, or gagging over something disgusting, you’re likely to be nodding and considering his words in the next sentence.
Shane McKenzie does an excellent job of riding roughshod over delicate sensibilities. For those with a more base sense of humor (me! me! me!) he has us snickering pretty much from beginning to end. The only thing negative I will say is that there is an abundance of homophobic jokes. Now, you can take them on the surface for what they are, or you can do something else. You can realize that what he’s shoving in your face really happens. If men do not live up to a certain ‘masculine’ expected standards, they’re often teased/ridiculed/bullied for being gay. I’m not saying that the mountain of gay jokes is okay, but I can see where he was going with it. You’ll have to make up your own mind.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Pretty Pretty Princess. Lots of comedy in books falls absolutely flat for me. It’s rare that I laugh as much during a book as I did whilst reading this book. I think we all know a person that would love this book. We also all know at least 2 people who would be thoroughly offended by this book. I loved it, even though I admittedly had some issues with it.
Pretty Pretty Princess is available on Amazon.