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What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this first official guide to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.       Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time E What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this first official guide to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.       Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful, subversive tone of the series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the postapocalyptic land of Ooo and its inhabitants—secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to make friends and how to destroy your enemies—plus hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline. An indispensable companion to the show, this side-splittingly funny love letter to Adventure Time is sure to appeal to fans of all ages. Heck yeah! From the Back Cover: Written by the Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer (a.k.a. Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad), to instruct and confound the demonic citizenry of the Nightosphere, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is perhaps the most dangerous book in history. Although seemingly a guidebook to the Land of Ooo and its postapocalyptic inhabitants, it is in fact an amusing nightmare of literary pitfalls, bombastic brain-boggles, and ancient texts designed to drive the reader mad.  Complete with secret lore and wizard spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, advice on whom to marry and whom not to marry, and how to make friends and destroy your enemies, this volume includes hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline. Arguably the greatest encyclopaedia ever written since the beginning of the cosmos, it is also an indispensable companion to humans and demons who know what time it is: Adventure Time!


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What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this first official guide to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.       Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time E What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this first official guide to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.       Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful, subversive tone of the series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the postapocalyptic land of Ooo and its inhabitants—secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to make friends and how to destroy your enemies—plus hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline. An indispensable companion to the show, this side-splittingly funny love letter to Adventure Time is sure to appeal to fans of all ages. Heck yeah! From the Back Cover: Written by the Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer (a.k.a. Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad), to instruct and confound the demonic citizenry of the Nightosphere, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is perhaps the most dangerous book in history. Although seemingly a guidebook to the Land of Ooo and its postapocalyptic inhabitants, it is in fact an amusing nightmare of literary pitfalls, bombastic brain-boggles, and ancient texts designed to drive the reader mad.  Complete with secret lore and wizard spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, advice on whom to marry and whom not to marry, and how to make friends and destroy your enemies, this volume includes hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline. Arguably the greatest encyclopaedia ever written since the beginning of the cosmos, it is also an indispensable companion to humans and demons who know what time it is: Adventure Time!

30 review for The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia: Inhabitants, Lore, Spells, and Ancient Crypt Warnings of the Land of Ooo Circa 19.56 B.G.E. - 501 A.G.E.

  1. 4 out of 5

    Damian Dubois

    For some reason I pictured Finn's hair when reading scenes involving the Fool in Assassin's Apprentice. Yes, I'm obviously bonkers... And also this: Hair: Absurdly blond and absurdly long. When he removes his hat with a flourish, his gender becomes an impenetrable mystery... This is going to sound a little silly considering this really is a book for children/early teens but I was hoping for something a little more serious in tone around a show I absolutely love... I mean, the show is absurd (in a f For some reason I pictured Finn's hair when reading scenes involving the Fool in Assassin's Apprentice. Yes, I'm obviously bonkers... And also this: Hair: Absurdly blond and absurdly long. When he removes his hat with a flourish, his gender becomes an impenetrable mystery... This is going to sound a little silly considering this really is a book for children/early teens but I was hoping for something a little more serious in tone around a show I absolutely love... I mean, the show is absurd (in a fantastic way of course) but this book was a little too absurd overall. But, since it is Christmas and and I am in a cheerful Christmassy frame of mind I'll round up my two and a half stars to three and leave you with a few random images of my daughter's favourite characters and pics from the book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Crane

    While it Doesn't include characters & events that happened later in the show's run, There's Still Plenty in the Book to Satisfy First time Adventure Time Fans. While it Doesn't include characters & events that happened later in the show's run, There's Still Plenty in the Book to Satisfy First time Adventure Time Fans.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jack

    This book, as mentioned in my review of adventure time comics #1, is my favorite adventure time book yet. As well as being awesome and funny, it is a great source of adventure time knowledge, for people who want to learn about the mystical land of Ooo.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christina Imbro

    I love everything about this book oh my god. such an elaborate review, so classy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shawna Braswell

    Entertaining, as Adventure Time usually is. Hunson Abadeer (Martin Olson) is the greatest.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jasper

    originally posted at: http://thebookplank.blogspot.com/2014... One of the more popular teen tv show currently has to Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. The show originally aired back in 2010 but has been steadily ongoing and airing regularly. Adventure Time has been nominated for many awards for both the TV show as well as the comic book spin-off. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia aims to explain, address and unearth a few subjects of this popular TV; from the character cast down to the world itse originally posted at: http://thebookplank.blogspot.com/2014... One of the more popular teen tv show currently has to Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. The show originally aired back in 2010 but has been steadily ongoing and airing regularly. Adventure Time has been nominated for many awards for both the TV show as well as the comic book spin-off. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia aims to explain, address and unearth a few subjects of this popular TV; from the character cast down to the world itself. The encyclopaedia is written by the nefarious Lord of Evil himself, Hunson Abadeer. It's totally not the boring run of the mill encyclopaedia, more on the contrary it falls directly in the lines of the great humor of Adventure Time itself, though i have to mention that some of the jokes and puns used are aimed at a more adulterated audience. In Adventure Time you follow the adventures of Finn the Human and his friend Jake the dog, who has quite a few magical abilities up his paws. I have watched several episodes myself and they have all put a large smile on my face, I like how this TV series is different that many others, the animations are great and the storyboards show a lot of diversity and adventure to be explored! Finn and Jake all have their adventures in the magical Land of Ooo, a post apocalytic version of Earth now this might sound dark and grim but it's more on the contrary, the land is divided into many different parts like: ice Kingdom, Candy Kingdom, Cloud Kingdom and many others. In the adventures that Finn and Jake undertake they meet a lot of different inhabitants of the Land of Ooo: the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen and again many others. Lets move onto the encyclopaedia! So what's in it? The encyclopaedia is divided into five different parts: Book I: Worthless Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo, Book II: Utterly Insignificant Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo, Book III: The Land of Ooo and You, Book IV: THe Lost Tests of Ooo and Book V: Forbidden Chapters in the Encyclopaedia of Ooo. In the first book, Worthless Inhabitants of the Land of Ooo, the Lord of Evil, Hunson Abadeer briefly introduces the reader to the main cast of the TV show, our adventures Finn and Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Lady Rainicorn and the Lumpy Space Princess. Each of their backgrounds and their quirky traits are explained in a humurous way and with each character gets you get to learn 10 supposed rumors about them. All written in a funny way. The second part of the book shows the A-Z of the Oooians and here you get to see both some major and minor players of the Land of Ooo, who they are and what they are. You see BMO the mobile computer, Billy, the idol of both Finn and Jake, Gunter, the Ice Kings chief penguin, The Lich, the only true rival to Hunson Abadeer (cause he is better) and of course much much more! Besides the A-Z this second book also contains a detailed usage guide to using BMO. The third book shows the geography of the Land of Ooo as told by Princess Bubblegum and maybe even more importantly, a detailed travel guide! It highlights the Candy Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, Ice Kingdom, Lumpy Space, Breakfast Kingdom and the Wild Locations. Here you get briefly introduced to some little quick facts about each of these magical kingdoms, who is the ruler and what you can find. Besides the travel guide, Marceline the Vampire Queen adds her own thoughts on several iconic places in the Land of Ooo, mostly the dark damp and evil places! The fourth book is just a small one and shows the Lost Texts of Ooo and tells you how for example to kiss a princess that it's quite different from you mother or grandmother, how to avoid traps and pitfalls and some more spells and secrets of the Land of Ooo. And it wouldn't be the same without Hunson Abadeer promoting his owns spells and curses, really a deal to die for... The fifth and final book should only be read with extreme caution! As it is highly possible that you will die after reading it... What I have mentioned above is purely the content but where the books picks up a nice pacing is with the way that Martin Olson has written the story and mainly by the perspective of The Lord of Evil himself, Hunson Abadeer, this point of view, added a nice rind to it. You can clearly make out that Hunson Abadeer dispises every inhabitant of the Land of Ooo with the exception of his daughter of course, showing the store from his side must speak to a lot of teenagers as it is something totally refreshing. I did find the encyclopaedia to have just the perfect length, it could have happened that if the story would have gone on much longer that the narration would fall into a repetitive mode but for me this wasn't the case, and besides this the encyclopaedia offers a lot of diveristy also letting other inhabitants speak like the guides etc. And some parts that really made me laugh were the comments in the sidelines by Finn, Jake and Marceline. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is a very funny and humorous addition to the Adventure Time franchise. I wasn't that familiar with a lot of the details that featured in the TV shows, I watch is sporadically so for me this was a valuable read in terms of learning more about this magical kingdom and about the characters themselves. It's all shown in full color and plenty of witty and smart banter. It's a recommendation for every Adventure Time fan! (but beware some remarks might be aimed at a more adult audience).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Gabriel

    I LOVE the art this!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Yesenia

    This is a great little book written from Abadeer's perspective on the Land of Ooo and its many inhabitants, with margin comments by Marceline, Finn, and Jake. It should be noted however, that there is no "new" information in this book. Perhaps to some who haven't seen all the episodes (or are just starting to get into the show), some sections may certainly help clear things up, but for the most part this is a book made to accompany the existing canon in a more streamlined fashion rather than giv This is a great little book written from Abadeer's perspective on the Land of Ooo and its many inhabitants, with margin comments by Marceline, Finn, and Jake. It should be noted however, that there is no "new" information in this book. Perhaps to some who haven't seen all the episodes (or are just starting to get into the show), some sections may certainly help clear things up, but for the most part this is a book made to accompany the existing canon in a more streamlined fashion rather than give insight into unknown aspects of the Land of Ooo. The book's sections are as follows: -- Detailed bio pages on Finn, Jake, PB, Marceline, Ice King, Lady Rainicorn, and LSP. -- A-to-Z mini bios on recurring / minor characters -- A mini glossary on Wizards -- A mini glossary on Princesses -- Ice King's fanfiction (made to look as though drawn and written by Ice King himself) -- An instruction manual for BMO -- PB's Travel Guide to the Candy Kingdom and Beyond -- Marceline's Travel Blog for Demon Backpackers -- Excerpts from The Enchiridion -- Abadeer's Novelty Spells and Cures -- Rather creepy end pages which I will leave you to discover for yourself, but let this be a warning that it may not be appropriate for young children. Now as much as I enjoy the consistent writing style and voice throughout, there are some missing characters whose absences I can't really understand, particularly when Abadeer really has no business knowing a few of the characters that /were/ included in the book. Granted, I understand that not every single character can be included, but I can't really make a case for every character that was included in the book either. Off the top of my head, here are a few notable characters missing from the A-to-Z mini bios: -- Flame Princess (I would just like to point out that she only "appears" twice: First in Finn's bio pages when she's described as his "rebound fixation," and second in PB's guide to the Fire Kingdom when she's described as the Flame King's "very hip teenage daughter." That's it. Nothing else about her.) -- Gumball Guardian -- Cosmic Owl -- Pillow People -- Island Lady -- Prismo -- Psychic War Elephant -- Bounce House Princess -- Lady Rainicorn's parents (as a preemptive note to the angry commenter, Jake's and LSP's parents are included.) -- Sleeping Magi -- probably several others. In short, I still very much enjoyed Abadeer's humor in this book and, while I don't really understand how some characters were included over others, I would recommend this as a gift to anyone who enjoys Adventure Time, provided they understand that they won't really receive any "behind the scenes info," as one reviewer has criticized. Read the book description before you decided whether you would like to purchase the book; it'll save you a world of imagined disappointment.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    Stuff I Read - The Adventure Time Encyclopedia by Martin Olson Review So I might be a bit of a fan of Adventure Time. A bit of a lot of a fan. So I rather devour all the tie-in media available like a good capitalist drone and I have to say that most of it is very high quality. So when I saw this, done by the voice behind Hunson Abadeer, I had to have it. And it's definitely a cute book. The introductions are probably the best parts of it, but for those who like Adventure Time the entries into the Stuff I Read - The Adventure Time Encyclopedia by Martin Olson Review So I might be a bit of a fan of Adventure Time. A bit of a lot of a fan. So I rather devour all the tie-in media available like a good capitalist drone and I have to say that most of it is very high quality. So when I saw this, done by the voice behind Hunson Abadeer, I had to have it. And it's definitely a cute book. The introductions are probably the best parts of it, but for those who like Adventure Time the entries into the encyclopedia portion are rather neat, if not offering an awful lot of newness. There are a few more flourishes that make the book worth getting, the bit of Ice King fanfiction and other extras. I was a little disappointed, though, at thte lack of depth in the book. Obviously it covers a lot of ground, but it's just sort of an overview, very brief, and there's not an awful lot of story to it. Not that it's really supposed to be a lot of story. It is, after all, an encyclopedia. But that aspect of the book just falls a little short for me. I mean, I like that it's all done in character as Hunson, but at the same time that sort of becomes a little much, given that Hunson isn't particularly the deepest of characters. The jokes are fairly disturbing and fun. I like the bit about dreaming about LSP, but at the same time I wish there was a little more of that dialogue between Hunson, Marceline, Finn, and Jake that the beginning of the book promised. Maybe that was viewed as too distracting, but I wanted a bit more marginalia, a bit more little easter eggs to go along with the entries on the various personalities and locations of Ooo. I do like the voice overall, though, and I think the extras are worth checking out. Indeed, the extras are the star of the show. I loved the bit from the Ice King, a peak into his rather messed-up mind and highlighting how he uses fanfiction to try and bridge his loneliness. I also like that the book does not hold back the spoilers. It does go in depth a bit into some of the characters. For Ice King it means explaining his backstory. It also does a nice job of Finn and Jake and all right with Princess Bubblegum. But I thought it was a bit of a let down when it came to spilling the beans on Marceline herself and LSP's entry was almost all aside with the backstory from her first episode thrown in. As a fan of LSP, I wanted more. Really, this is a nice resource for people wanting a little taste of a lot of different aspects of Adventure Time. Because it is an encyclopedia, though, it doesn't really have all that much story. It hints and it revisits certain jokes and ideas throughout, but this is more a "nonfiction" piece in the Adventure Time library, a little dry but still funny, and still a must for fans of the show. A 6.5/10.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Erin Britton

    Hunson Abadeer (aka Lord of Evil, aka the Nameless One, whose unnameableness makes the junk mail of eternity undeliverable) has kindly compiled, written and painstakingly edited this priceless, brilliant and ineffable Encyclopaedia of the Land of Ooo. Drawing on all of his most evil and nefarious knowledge (as well as being aided by some totes radical handwritten marginalia by Finn, Jake and Marceline), Abadeer offers his startlingly illuminating and not at all biased insight into the inhabitant Hunson Abadeer (aka Lord of Evil, aka the Nameless One, whose unnameableness makes the junk mail of eternity undeliverable) has kindly compiled, written and painstakingly edited this priceless, brilliant and ineffable Encyclopaedia of the Land of Ooo. Drawing on all of his most evil and nefarious knowledge (as well as being aided by some totes radical handwritten marginalia by Finn, Jake and Marceline), Abadeer offers his startlingly illuminating and not at all biased insight into the inhabitants, lore, spells and ancient crypt warnings of the Land of Ooo circa 19.56 BGE to 501 AGE. The first book of awesomeness in the Encyclopaedia critiques those worthless inhabitants of the Land of Ooo whose souls the most marvellously benevolent Lord of Evil refrains from sucking out in deference to his daughter. There are detailed entries (including myths, legends and press releases) for Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Lady Rainicorn and Lumpy Space Princess. Ice King most clearly wins the award for most tragic bummer of an origin story. There follows in book two some pages devoted to the lowerarchy of utterly insignificant inhabitants of the Land of Ooo, all of whom the Lord of Evil yearns to destroy. Although these despicable creatures are most certainly beneath the contempt of the most EVIL of Evil Lords, Abadeer has promised that this Encyclopaedia will offer a comprehensive survey of all things Ooovian and so has amassed the required information through a combination of evil psychic resonance, spy networks and other shadowy sources. The likenesses of the multifarious Ooovians are Technicolor triumphs and the biographical sketches are true masterpieces of minutia. The Brief Glossary of Most Hated Princesses of Ooo would prove particularly useful in instances of Ice King marriage emergencies. The rest of the Encyclopaedia contains such needful items as: Ice King’s incredibly pathetic little homemade fanzine and trading cards, BMO Instructional Pamphlet and User Guide, Princess Bubblegum’s Official Travel Guide to the Candy Kingdom and Beyond (NB: everything is edible but you can’t eat anything that talks), Marceline’s Travel Blog for Demon Backpackers, and the Lost Texts of Ooo. It might not tell you anything you want to know about Adventure Time but the Encyclopaedia will certainly tell you more than you ever wanted to know about life and life forms in Ooo. This is absolutely the most utterly awesomely useful guidebook to the Land of Ooo that I have ever encountered. Mathematical!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ed Dexter

    I was very excited when I first heard this book was being made. I've been a huge AT fan since the show began and was hoping the book would be more like an actual encyclopedia of the Land of Ooo. I didn't get what I wanted but it's still pretty math! The author of the book is the voice actor for the character whose voice the book is mostly written in: Hunson Abadeer, father of Marceline. Oddly enough, Martin Olson is the real life dad of the actress who supplies Marceline's voice! I think I would h I was very excited when I first heard this book was being made. I've been a huge AT fan since the show began and was hoping the book would be more like an actual encyclopedia of the Land of Ooo. I didn't get what I wanted but it's still pretty math! The author of the book is the voice actor for the character whose voice the book is mostly written in: Hunson Abadeer, father of Marceline. Oddly enough, Martin Olson is the real life dad of the actress who supplies Marceline's voice! I think I would have much preferred the book be written by a scholar/historian living in Ooo. At times Abadeer's personal point of view gets boring and repetitive. This is especially evident in the A-Z mini-bio section where some characters are described simply by how useless Abadeer thinks they are and not giving any useful info about them. Also, his choice of vocabulary will have many kids frequently running to their parents to find out what his words mean. That can also be a plus for teaching new words, though. The sections I enjoyed most were the ones not written by Abadeer or sections where he isn't talking about the characters. BMO's manual is weird, but just the right amount. Ice King's hand drawn fan fiction and character cards are spot on. Abadeer's Novelty Spells and Curses is reminiscent of the ads you'd find in old comic books. Also, having Finn, Jake and Marceline's comments in the margins is pretty funny. The truth is, if you're an AT fan you've probably already bought this book. While I would have liked a more comprehensive guide book to Ooo with more detail, I think this book would be especially great for kids (as long as you don't mind helping them with the ten cent words) and fans that came to the show later who might not know as much about the setting.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Harris

    Back in May, I happened to be in Denver for the Denver Public Library's author event inviting actor and comedian Martin Olson, and his daughter Olivia Olson (who voice Adventure Time characters Hunson Abadeer and his daughter Marceline the Vampire Queen, respectively). Both daughter and father are talented writers, voice actors, and comedians, so it was fun seeing them discuss the Adventure Time show from behind the scenes and how their parent-child relationship shapes the dynamics between their Back in May, I happened to be in Denver for the Denver Public Library's author event inviting actor and comedian Martin Olson, and his daughter Olivia Olson (who voice Adventure Time characters Hunson Abadeer and his daughter Marceline the Vampire Queen, respectively). Both daughter and father are talented writers, voice actors, and comedians, so it was fun seeing them discuss the Adventure Time show from behind the scenes and how their parent-child relationship shapes the dynamics between their characters. All around a fun time, and the two also discussed some of their writing, in which they expand the show's world, including some very interesting sounding upcoming books as well as this, "The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia." I checked it out and read it quickly; Martin Olson, writing as his AT alter ego, the demon lord of the Nightosphere, Hunson Abadeer, compiles some information on the Land of Ooo and its inhabitants, all the time also dryly expressing his disgust at their insufferable cuteness and good alignments. Scrawled into the margins are the, often hilarious and spot on, interjections of Marceline, Finn, and Jake. Much of the book consists of character bios, maps, and other supplementary material for the series This probably won't offer too much to people new to the cartoon, but for those who've already been sucked into it (not unlike Abadeer's poor tech support guy), there's a lot of gold to be found. I particularly liked BMO's user guide and the Ice King's fanzine. This is well worth checking out by any Adventure Time fan. All in all, a bit of witty, light reading fit for kids and adults alike. I must admit, I've rarely been so big a fan of a show that I'd read its supplementary materials, but Adventure Time seems to be quality across the board.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Hollowspine

    The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia was written by Martin Olson, who actually voices Hunson Abadeer in Adventure Time and his daughter, who helped out by contributing her handwriting to the book, voices Marceline the Vampire Queen his daughter. I saw them at the Denver Public Library talking (and singing) about this book and working together on AT. It was a lot of fun and really added to reading this book and watching the show. Adventure Time really is one of the best shows because it is made by pe The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia was written by Martin Olson, who actually voices Hunson Abadeer in Adventure Time and his daughter, who helped out by contributing her handwriting to the book, voices Marceline the Vampire Queen his daughter. I saw them at the Denver Public Library talking (and singing) about this book and working together on AT. It was a lot of fun and really added to reading this book and watching the show. Adventure Time really is one of the best shows because it is made by people who care, who put a lot of effort and personal love into it. It shows! Anyway, I loved the snarky way that Olson wrote the encyclopaedia, it was very true to the voice of Hunson and the world of AT in general. He also does a bang up job writing Ice King's 'zine, BMO's guidebook and other entries throughout the book. It's much more than just an character encylopaedia with entries describing the various AT folks and how Hunson's going to eventually suck their souls. There is a travel section, a bit where the book is alive and handwritten comics and doodles by Finn, Jake and Marceline. As you read try to find the snail in every illustration heading a chapter! My favorite entries were of course for the Ice King and Jake's doodles on the Rainicorn entry. Also, that backwards forward was almost impossible for me to read...but I did it, I had to, or else I wouldn't have felt complete, but beware, I did get a bit of a headache after starring at it for so long... If you like Adventure Time enough to watch the show and read the comics, check this book out, it is well worth a read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chihoe Ho

    With the popularity of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" sky-rocketting each year, it was only a matter of time before related merch popped up everywhere. Now, it even has its own Encyclopedia. It is written and compiled by Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer, and includes a bunch of scribbles and doodles by Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Marceline the Vampire. Budding author Lumpy Space Princess should have written it, I'm just sayin'. There isn't much new information here if you're already With the popularity of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" sky-rocketting each year, it was only a matter of time before related merch popped up everywhere. Now, it even has its own Encyclopedia. It is written and compiled by Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer, and includes a bunch of scribbles and doodles by Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Marceline the Vampire. Budding author Lumpy Space Princess should have written it, I'm just sayin'. There isn't much new information here if you're already a fervent follower of the show, and the supposed humour of having these characters' viewpoints feels tedious and drained with each passing page, but its devilishly clever presentation makes this uniquely crafty and intriguing all the same. If you put in enough effort and look closely, there are some additional cool features, such as a flipbook animation at the corner of every page. Even though I wished it was more comprehensive as an encyclopedia, it is a nifty gift for people getting into the show and an extra collectible for Adventure Time fans.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tatiana Dengo

    LOVED it and would definitely recommend it to any Adventure Time fan. This book is PACKED with illustrations from a variety of artists, and fun facts from the Land of Ooo. Most of the info here is what we've already learned from the show, but there's a handful of tidbits that are new. Giving it 4 stars for a few reasons: 1) The writing soon became repetitive since there's only so many hilarious insults Hunson Abadeer can continuously throw around. 2) The book is interspersed with graffiti/notes fro LOVED it and would definitely recommend it to any Adventure Time fan. This book is PACKED with illustrations from a variety of artists, and fun facts from the Land of Ooo. Most of the info here is what we've already learned from the show, but there's a handful of tidbits that are new. Giving it 4 stars for a few reasons: 1) The writing soon became repetitive since there's only so many hilarious insults Hunson Abadeer can continuously throw around. 2) The book is interspersed with graffiti/notes from Marceline, Finn, and Jake, and while these are SO fun to read, it would have been even more entertaining if the book had been irreverently plastered with them (which would also counteract the aforementioned repetitiveness). 3) Again, a lot of it is info we already knew from the show, so to make it even better, I would have increased the amount of new information; though I wouldn't make it the kind of info that is essential to the storyline of the show. Keep it at inconsequential fun facts. Also, the embossed hardcover is super neat.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    The Adventure Time Encyclopedia was a hysterical yet informative read about the fun, creative and always mathmatical land of Ooo. Written from the perspective of Marceline the Vampire Queen's father,Abadeer Hunson (aka The Lord of Evil), this book contains information about most of the inhabitants of Ooo. Most of the descriptions are negative, since Abadeer has a complete loathing for all things cute and sweet. He does include some positive notations, which are usually based around something "evi The Adventure Time Encyclopedia was a hysterical yet informative read about the fun, creative and always mathmatical land of Ooo. Written from the perspective of Marceline the Vampire Queen's father,Abadeer Hunson (aka The Lord of Evil), this book contains information about most of the inhabitants of Ooo. Most of the descriptions are negative, since Abadeer has a complete loathing for all things cute and sweet. He does include some positive notations, which are usually based around something "evil" about the being (ie, Finn likes to kick butt, LSP is so gross that it is almost endearing). The descriptions are funny though and informative. The encyclopedia also includes a short section on Fionna and Cake and their universe, and an operation manual for BMO. I would recommend this book for any Adventure Time fan, unless they are really small children because they might not appreciate the humor of Abadeer, Lord of Evil.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    I like the Adventure Time cartoon; it's good natured, funny and well written with plenty to make adults laugh as well as kids. To start with the positive the book is very nice to look at, the artwork is impressive and the layout is fun. If you are a fan of the series though you may be disappointed overall. My main beef is the lack of detail. The writers decided to have the book 'written' by one of the characters. I feel this was a poor choice because, where I was hoping to find alot of background I like the Adventure Time cartoon; it's good natured, funny and well written with plenty to make adults laugh as well as kids. To start with the positive the book is very nice to look at, the artwork is impressive and the layout is fun. If you are a fan of the series though you may be disappointed overall. My main beef is the lack of detail. The writers decided to have the book 'written' by one of the characters. I feel this was a poor choice because, where I was hoping to find alot of background info to the characters all I found were fairly short, largely nondescript and asinine entries in the 'character' of Hunson Abadeer which may have been funny in places but quickly become tiresome. Many of the characters were left out completely. It felt a bit like the book was churned out in a hurry with little or no real creative thought going into it just to make a quick buck which is a pity

  18. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As a huge Adventure Time fan, I HAD to get this book! One thing I have to comment on is the use of the letter Æ... Anyway, this book contains everything you've wanted to know about Adventure Time and more. It is written by Marceline's father, and Marceline, Finn and Jake often comment on his writings throughout the book. One of the first pages contains a backward foreword, which I actually read, hahah. The book describes most of Ooo's inhabitants, beginning with the most important ones and then al As a huge Adventure Time fan, I HAD to get this book! One thing I have to comment on is the use of the letter Æ... Anyway, this book contains everything you've wanted to know about Adventure Time and more. It is written by Marceline's father, and Marceline, Finn and Jake often comment on his writings throughout the book. One of the first pages contains a backward foreword, which I actually read, hahah. The book describes most of Ooo's inhabitants, beginning with the most important ones and then alphabetical order. Then we have a section with goodies made by several characters, secrets of Ooo, a rebus and more. I read this im basically one sitting, and I enjoyed it a lot. Though I feel like it could have contained something more, but I'm not sure of what.. I don't know, maybe I'm just obsessed.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    I adore Adventure Time. It not only is delightfully absurd and hilarious, it’s post-apocalyptic and has some awesome characters. So, while looking in the Entertainment books at Chapters for a friend’s xmas gift, I stumbled across this and impulse bought it. Worth every penny. It took me barely an hour to read (and I took my time), but it was just as amusing as the show proper. And Hunson Abadeer is my favorite tertiary character so I was delighted that “he” authored the book (it was actually his I adore Adventure Time. It not only is delightfully absurd and hilarious, it’s post-apocalyptic and has some awesome characters. So, while looking in the Entertainment books at Chapters for a friend’s xmas gift, I stumbled across this and impulse bought it. Worth every penny. It took me barely an hour to read (and I took my time), but it was just as amusing as the show proper. And Hunson Abadeer is my favorite tertiary character so I was delighted that “he” authored the book (it was actually his voice actor who wrote the book, funny enough). I'm not going to give this an in-depth assessment/analysis (as it would likely devolve into a tangent about my myriad theories regarding AT). Basically if you enjoy Adventure Time you’ll probably enjoy this fun little diversion. I did.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    The Adventure Time Encyclopedia is for everyone that LOVES Adventure Time, but know this is not what you may think, in that it's not really an encylopedia per se. It's a collection of information compiled by His Lowness, Hunson Abadeer, Lord of Evil - sic. Yep, Marceline's dad. All the characters you love are in this book, and a lot of information about the sites to visit, characters that inhabit the Land of OOO, song lyrics, I could go on...but you get the idea...if you Love AT like I do, then The Adventure Time Encyclopedia is for everyone that LOVES Adventure Time, but know this is not what you may think, in that it's not really an encylopedia per se. It's a collection of information compiled by His Lowness, Hunson Abadeer, Lord of Evil - sic. Yep, Marceline's dad. All the characters you love are in this book, and a lot of information about the sites to visit, characters that inhabit the Land of OOO, song lyrics, I could go on...but you get the idea...if you Love AT like I do, then you will like the book, if not, move along, please, move along.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steven Robles

    Even though it's not as perky and odd as his "Encyclopædia of Hell" Martin Olson certainly brings a more friendly version of his wit to this book. Not being THAT familiar with the show, I still managed to understand and enjoy the snide commentary and whimsical, fantastic art to be found throughout this book. I hope that parents buy this book for their kids and then read it to them in a terrifying manner every night. Even though it's not as perky and odd as his "Encyclopædia of Hell" Martin Olson certainly brings a more friendly version of his wit to this book. Not being THAT familiar with the show, I still managed to understand and enjoy the snide commentary and whimsical, fantastic art to be found throughout this book. I hope that parents buy this book for their kids and then read it to them in a terrifying manner every night.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lia Ung

    Still four solid stars. February 2015: 4 stars This was a really nice book, both (of course) because of all the Adventure Time trivia but also because of the way it was written. I especially liked the notes from Marceline, Finn and Jake - I'm sure it would have been great without them but it definitely made the book more alive. And speaking of living books, I really liked the ending too. Still four solid stars. February 2015: 4 stars This was a really nice book, both (of course) because of all the Adventure Time trivia but also because of the way it was written. I especially liked the notes from Marceline, Finn and Jake - I'm sure it would have been great without them but it definitely made the book more alive. And speaking of living books, I really liked the ending too.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bedoorable

    i kind of forgot/ignored this book. but when i saw it yesterday, i remembered how well written it is! you can almost hear the characters speaking through the pages, it's fun to read and i love the details. it was given to me by my friend. i'll give it 4 stars only because it took me too long to read it because the encyclopedia at the beginning made me lose a little interest. but i love the other chapters. [Abs-gift] i kind of forgot/ignored this book. but when i saw it yesterday, i remembered how well written it is! you can almost hear the characters speaking through the pages, it's fun to read and i love the details. it was given to me by my friend. i'll give it 4 stars only because it took me too long to read it because the encyclopedia at the beginning made me lose a little interest. but i love the other chapters. [Abs-gift]

  24. 5 out of 5

    Des Fox

    This book is witty, weird, fun and very self-aware. It's a great read for any Adventure Time fan. There's no new information in here, but it's a lot of fun to glide through. Reading everything from Hunson Abadeer's perspective with margin notes from Marceline, Finn, and Jake adds a great deal of color to an already nifty book. This book is witty, weird, fun and very self-aware. It's a great read for any Adventure Time fan. There's no new information in here, but it's a lot of fun to glide through. Reading everything from Hunson Abadeer's perspective with margin notes from Marceline, Finn, and Jake adds a great deal of color to an already nifty book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amalie

    OH MY GLOB! This book is a must have for all adventure time watchers! It will not only become your source of everything Adventure Time, it is also written from the hilarious point of view of Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad, his lowness Hunson Abadeer, Lord of Evil himself. And I laughed the whole through, and read it all in one sitting. Amazing. OH MY GLOB! This book is a must have for all adventure time watchers! It will not only become your source of everything Adventure Time, it is also written from the hilarious point of view of Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad, his lowness Hunson Abadeer, Lord of Evil himself. And I laughed the whole through, and read it all in one sitting. Amazing.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kassandra

    I LOVED this book, it is so beautifully illustrated!!!! It's written by Hunson Abadeer, ruler of the Nightosphere, but Jake, Finn and Marceline leave side notes throughout the book. Basically it's just a whole lot of random stuff about the characters and places in the land of Ooo. This is perfect for Adventure time lovers, and it's awesome! I LOVED this book, it is so beautifully illustrated!!!! It's written by Hunson Abadeer, ruler of the Nightosphere, but Jake, Finn and Marceline leave side notes throughout the book. Basically it's just a whole lot of random stuff about the characters and places in the land of Ooo. This is perfect for Adventure time lovers, and it's awesome!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    If you're a fan of Adventure Time, you'll enjoy this book. The book is full-color and has lots of illustrations -- and the layout of everything is fantastic. The encyclopedia is written from the perspective of Hunson Abadeer (Marceline's dad); so while it doesn't offer any previously-unknown content, it does present everything in a different perspective than usual. If you're a fan of Adventure Time, you'll enjoy this book. The book is full-color and has lots of illustrations -- and the layout of everything is fantastic. The encyclopedia is written from the perspective of Hunson Abadeer (Marceline's dad); so while it doesn't offer any previously-unknown content, it does present everything in a different perspective than usual.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rusty

    Very fun read! I enjoy the thorough yet humorous "dark" theme, adding satire to that which is most assuredly, the scariest things in life, as well as rekindling that love-hate relationship we have with all the Adventure Time characters, this is a great book for evil doers and good guys alike. A collector's must-have. It's Bloobalooby!! Very fun read! I enjoy the thorough yet humorous "dark" theme, adding satire to that which is most assuredly, the scariest things in life, as well as rekindling that love-hate relationship we have with all the Adventure Time characters, this is a great book for evil doers and good guys alike. A collector's must-have. It's Bloobalooby!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Yehia Itani

    The book was great! Though it is only to be read if you have seen the show or be a regular viewer. The inside jokes and references are well done and it basicaly has the same sense if comedy as the show. Its a really great and funny book, 5 stars, read it because i reddit.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Robin Berman

    very creative book with wonderful illustrations. I read this because my son likes this show, now after reading this it makes me want to watch it with him. I liked the written in notes by 3 of the characters.

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