I picked this book up at the library one day when I was browsing the shelf with Piers Anthony on it. I didn't look at it closely enough to realize that it was part of a series, although how I missed that when I KNOW I read the back of the book, I'll never know. Anyway, "Ogre, Ogre" is one of the books in the "Magic of Xanth" series. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book with out the back story, I'd recommend NOT following in my footsteps and starting out with the first book instead. Believe me, I've already ordered it from my local library!
I love reading Piers Anthony because he has a talent for looking at things from the most bizarre angels! He excels at that once again in "Ogre, Ogre." In this book we meet Smash, who seems to be the typical Ogre at first, if albeit a little bit more familiar with polite society than most Ogres. He goes to the Good Magician Humfrey for an Answer (although he doesn't really know what the question is) and soon finds himself on a journey through Xanth with an ever increasing number of maidens to protect! Its an hilarious journey and each of the companions grows and changes along the way.
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