thinks and things by crystal johnson

Written by Darlyn At Monday, January 24, 2011
Title: Thinks and Things
Author: Crystal Johnson
Series: Novella
Published: 2009
Rating: 5/5
Source: Won from Velvet/ From author
Get your copy: Download free HERE


Thinksandthings can hear people's thoughts and turn them into things. However, the world just isn't ready for a farm of Grandma clones or to be introduced to the Durtle (half dog, half turtle creature). The Fixer repairs the damage some of the thinks have caused. However, when the Witch from the Hansel and Gretel fable escapes to Suburbia, a carousel lion comes to life and terrorizes small towns, and the Big Dipper starts to disappear from the sky, the Fixer has to work faster and harder before these things unfold irreversibly, all while tracking down Thinksandthings.

My Two Cents:

This is actually a very interesting and very creative collection of short stories. A fantasy world that exist or maybe similar like our real world like a fairy tales we heard when we were little, only it is dark, but yet very whimsical. Thinksandthings wander the earth, listen to people's thoughts and turn them into real things. Like Dandelion, it's a pretty flower and it's not a dandy-lions! Because it sometimes tend to turn something wrong, the Fixer will go around and fix things that Thinksandthings created.

I personally think that children has the biggest contributions
in the novella since most of them were from children thoughts. I still remember when I was a kid, I think I can talk to alien but no one trust me including my parent, because of course, that's not true. Must be that I had a very great imagination and I think most kids do. It's the same thing that happen in the book. When a kid thinks it's real when it's not, Thinksandthings make it real and it always go wrong that Fixer need to stick around and fix it. It's very intriguing whenever I read how Fixer will fix it and it's kind of dark, but funny in a way. I still think the book is a gem. Only for cautions, it's for older kids, and make sure it is because you don't want to spoil kid's great imagination into something scary!


  1. I love the concept--this book is definitely going onto my TBR list! Thank you for the review.

  2. From the description alone, I know that this is one unique book! Love that it includes some fairy tales in it as well which make the book even more interesting. This is the first review I read on this book. Will definitely have to give it a try.

  3. You've certainly piqued my interest!

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  5. This looks good and of course I adore the cover :)

  6. You're doing 2 cents too ;) Great minds think alike!

  7. I never heard of it before, but I really want to read this. I''m not a big fan of very short stories, but the fantasy world that's created in these stories sounds like fun. :) Great review.

  8. Very interesting book, this one! Thanks for the review!


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