Off-topic book review: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

The biggest beef I have with Tom Angleberger’s book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is that the Yoda it directs you to make looks NOTHING like the Yoda on the cover.

I mean, look at it … how cool is that? Even without the light saber, the cover is light years ahead of the one you’ll make:

Go ahead. Try it yourself.

Of course, the one you’ll make is modeled after one made by a middle-school boy, so I guess you get what should expect.

That’s probably a metaphor for the book as well, since it tries to come off like a Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but with a cooler concept. All you’re left with is the cool concept, but lacking the punch of the original.

I laughed out loud at the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Out loud. In this book, I chuckled a few times and smiled some, but it didn’t have that unexpected punch.

It’s good, but not great. It reads quick, so you don’t get bogged down with it.

I hear there’s a sequel with Darth Vader … I wonder if that folds any better …

And that’s how they get ya! So, good job Mr. Angelberger, if the story doesn’t get them, the concept will.

One thought on “Off-topic book review: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

  1. It looks more like paper wading, than paper folding. If you are interested, I took a course and bought a book on towelagami (the art of towel folding) on a cruise. I could give you a few pointers on making a monkey or a dog..

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