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A riotous new fantasy series that will challenge the funniest the field has to offer--from the creator of the bestselling Amber series and one of the genre's legendary humorists. Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world. But his evil plans go far astray. . . .


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A riotous new fantasy series that will challenge the funniest the field has to offer--from the creator of the bestselling Amber series and one of the genre's legendary humorists. Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world. But his evil plans go far astray. . . .

30 review for Bringt Mir Den Kopf Des Märchenprinzen Fantasy Roman

  1. 4 out of 5

    Evgeny

    Yes, you see it right: it is a book written by Roger Zelazny and I gave it just one star. As to the plot it was so bad I just shamelessly copied a sentence from the book blurb: "Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world." The less is said about it the better. Roger Zelazny is a Master of sci-fi and fantasy (with a capital M). If you have not read anything from him - run, do not walk to the nearest Yes, you see it right: it is a book written by Roger Zelazny and I gave it just one star. As to the plot it was so bad I just shamelessly copied a sentence from the book blurb: "Azzy Elbub, demon, has his sights set on the Millenial Evil Deeds Award, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world." The less is said about it the better. Roger Zelazny is a Master of sci-fi and fantasy (with a capital M). If you have not read anything from him - run, do not walk to the nearest library and grab Lord of Light and The Great Book of Amber as well as anything else he wrote. Robert Sheckley might not be as well-known, but he wrote funniest sci-fi fiction in the genre. I advise going to Project Gutenberg and checking out his short stories, most notably One Man's Poison and Bad Medicine. A word of warning: you might laugh till it hurts while reading them. So these two collaborated on a fantasy series. I was very excited to find this book and was ready for my mind to be blown away. It was - by the fact how bad it was. A boring story (coming from Zelazny - no less), pathetic attempts at humor (coming from Sheckley - no less), two-dimensional stale characters - need I go on? I would be the first one to admit I am being too harsh here. This book is worth 2 stars by my own rating standards. The reason for the lowest rating is that any single work these guys wrote by themselves is miles ahead of this sorry excuse for a book. They themselves set the plank so high I was sure they were incapable of writing bad books. Boy was I wrong! In case you are wondering whether the next book of the series is better: I could not finish it and have no desire to do so.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    This book could have been a whole lot better. Okay, so basic principle is that there's a contest once every millenium between the forces of Dark and Light. The entry that ends up influencing the world the most wins its side the right to have the more predominant charge of man. A demon, Azzie Elbub, decides to enter this contest to create a fairytale gone wrong. But bureaucracy gets in the way, time and time again... The biggest problem here was that I couldn't work out how this one little fairyta This book could have been a whole lot better. Okay, so basic principle is that there's a contest once every millenium between the forces of Dark and Light. The entry that ends up influencing the world the most wins its side the right to have the more predominant charge of man. A demon, Azzie Elbub, decides to enter this contest to create a fairytale gone wrong. But bureaucracy gets in the way, time and time again... The biggest problem here was that I couldn't work out how this one little fairytale would have any bearing on the universe. The difficulties Azzie runs into are funny, sure, but the thing is, he gets into them and out of them in the blink of an eye. It's so episodic. He never really gets personally inconvenienced, and there's never more than one thing going wrong at a time. What's worse, the events don't culminate into something massively big! The humour is present, but, considering what it is, it's not obvious the way it should be. Random dashes of blood, gore and sexual references also contributed to its unfunniness. The characters seemed to be jerked about on strings. There was no development to them, and Ylith (they spelt her as 'Zlith' on the cover) and Babriel were rather... insipid. Despite all of that, it was entertaining. Two stars.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    Well, once again I tried reading Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming(Millennial Contest, #1)by Roger Zelazny & Robert Sheckley. No go. I like both authors separately & might like them together, but the book is supposed to be humorous & I just don't find it funny. I managed maybe 100 pages & just put it down from sheer lack of will to pick it back up.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Miloš

    Znam da sam odavno procitao Hronike Ambera i Gospodar Svetlosti, i da su mi se svidele. Ali ako ih uporedim sa ovom knjigom, moram reci da sam pomalo razocaran... Zato mislim da je bolje da je ni ne ocenim... 😔

  5. 4 out of 5

    Catherina Zhecheva

    A little slow in the beginning, but once all of the characters are introduced, the fun begins. I find this trilogy original and witty, it reminds me a bit of "Good Omens" by Pratchett and Gaiman. Still, the ending was a somewhat disappointing, as were most of the climatic moments. With all the fuzz, you would expect a more spectacular closure to the major conflicts. There were several moments in the book, where I didn't feel convinced, I know it should be funny, not authentic, but I felt like the A little slow in the beginning, but once all of the characters are introduced, the fun begins. I find this trilogy original and witty, it reminds me a bit of "Good Omens" by Pratchett and Gaiman. Still, the ending was a somewhat disappointing, as were most of the climatic moments. With all the fuzz, you would expect a more spectacular closure to the major conflicts. There were several moments in the book, where I didn't feel convinced, I know it should be funny, not authentic, but I felt like the author was just being lazy and not really thinking about the situation or how his characters would react, he was just giving us easy explanations, so the story would continue. And I have read all ten Amber-related books and I know this is not how Zelazny does stuff, so I have decided it's Sheckley's fault. ... Love the book though :D

  6. 4 out of 5

    Книжни Криле

    „Донеси ми главата на принца. Ако с Фауст не успееш. Просто шеметен фарс” на Роджър Зелазни и Робърт Шекли! Три големи романа, от двама големи автора в един голям том в страхотна (и стилна) твърда корица. Какво да ви кажа, когато от издателство „Бард” са решили да кръстят поредицата си „Велики майстори на фентъзи и фантастика” съвсем не са се изхвърлили. А че трилогията „Millennial Contest” си е точно за тук – в това няма никакво съмнение! А шеметен фарс ще получите и то в изобилие. Прочетете ре „Донеси ми главата на принца. Ако с Фауст не успееш. Просто шеметен фарс” на Роджър Зелазни и Робърт Шекли! Три големи романа, от двама големи автора в един голям том в страхотна (и стилна) твърда корица. Какво да ви кажа, когато от издателство „Бард” са решили да кръстят поредицата си „Велики майстори на фентъзи и фантастика” съвсем не са се изхвърлили. А че трилогията „Millennial Contest” си е точно за тук – в това няма никакво съмнение! А шеметен фарс ще получите и то в изобилие. Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле": https://knijnikrile.wordpress.com/201...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Two authors collaborate on a bit of fluff. Both authors are fine writers so the individual sentences flow smoothly but overall the book never develops a heart. It reads like a bunch of concepts they found funny while drinking together, but after the drinking bout neither took enough ownership to create a sharp point or graceful story arc for the book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nighteye

    Funny at times and enjoyable, a bit macabre at times but a fast nice read. Not particularly found of reading about demons but this worked.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dru

    I could go on a diatribe of great length about this book, but I believe the point will be made if I keep this short and sweet: This book reads like a 4th grader wrote it. 'Nuff said.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Candice

    Oh now this was just an utter deLIGHT! There are sequels! Be right back.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alazzar

    I knew Roger Zelazny was my favorite author the moment I read the Amber series, but that was back when I didn't do a whole lot of reading, so I never really delved into his other works. I've since started checking out more of his stuff, and the title and back cover of this book were more than enough to get me sucked in. For starters, Zelazny's voice is like no other. Even if one of his stories were dull, I'm pretty sure I would enjoy it just because of the way he writes. His characters are always I knew Roger Zelazny was my favorite author the moment I read the Amber series, but that was back when I didn't do a whole lot of reading, so I never really delved into his other works. I've since started checking out more of his stuff, and the title and back cover of this book were more than enough to get me sucked in. For starters, Zelazny's voice is like no other. Even if one of his stories were dull, I'm pretty sure I would enjoy it just because of the way he writes. His characters are always witty, his narration always top notch. That being said, I found myself flying through this book simply because of the voice in which it was written. As far as the plot and characters go--well, there were times when I felt largely unnecessary things were happening just to make the book a little longer. A lot of occurrences seem somewhat random, but I was OK with them because they were still a delight to read since--once again--I just can't get enough of Zelazny's writing. The concept is great (a demon trying to win a contest that involves doing the most evil deeds imaginable, only to run into every perceivable problem along the way), but it seems like there just wasn't enough content to warrant this being a full-length novel (or at least not one of this size). Or maybe I'm mistaken, and I just haven't taken enough time to digest the story yet (this is what I get for logging onto Goodreads immediately after closing the book). I was dangerously close to giving this book 5 stars, but ended up settling on 4. As far as the plot and characters are concerned, it's probably not a 5-star book. Yet I was drawn into longer reading sessions with this book than I have been in a lot of other books I've rated 5 stars. So, in a way, I enjoyed this book even more than some books I've rated higher, but I realize that from a storytelling standpoint, it's probably not quite as good (though, don't get me wrong, it's still pretty damn solid). Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming definitely isn't the first Zelazny book I'd recommend to someone, but that doesn't keep it from being an enjoyable read from start to finish.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anushka Haakonson

    Bring Me The Head of Prince Charming begins just before the start of the millenium, the first one, not the Y2K one. The powers of Darkness and Light are having their turn of the millenium contest to see who will rule the next 1000 years. The anti-hero is the demon Azzie, who stages a garbled version of the classic fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty' to prove evil's case. His only real competition is Good's entry, Gothic Cathedrals, so Azzie stands an excellent chance of winning even as he's hampered by Bring Me The Head of Prince Charming begins just before the start of the millenium, the first one, not the Y2K one. The powers of Darkness and Light are having their turn of the millenium contest to see who will rule the next 1000 years. The anti-hero is the demon Azzie, who stages a garbled version of the classic fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty' to prove evil's case. His only real competition is Good's entry, Gothic Cathedrals, so Azzie stands an excellent chance of winning even as he's hampered by evil's very nature... I love fairytales, and when I saw that this one was written by the unlikely duo of Zelazny and Sheckley, I just had to read it. Zelazny and Sheckley could easily have easily have gotten it all wrong considering the subject material. But they haven't. Bring Me The Head Of Prince Charming is deliciously light and sublimely subversive. It retains all the characteristics of a twisted fairytale with the wit of all ages running through it. How could anyone not enjoy this, even without ichor running through their veins.

  13. 5 out of 5

    C. Hollis Crossman

    One of the greatest compliments I can pay a book is that, while reading it, I laughed out loud. If that compliment is also a litmus of the book's quality, Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming is one of the best books I've ever read. I used to like Good Omens quite a bit, until I realized it was largely a pilfering of this book by Zelazny and Sheckley, at least of its attitudes and preoccupation with the Apocalypse. Okay, Good Omens is still pretty good, but Bring Me the Head is better and funnier One of the greatest compliments I can pay a book is that, while reading it, I laughed out loud. If that compliment is also a litmus of the book's quality, Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming is one of the best books I've ever read. I used to like Good Omens quite a bit, until I realized it was largely a pilfering of this book by Zelazny and Sheckley, at least of its attitudes and preoccupation with the Apocalypse. Okay, Good Omens is still pretty good, but Bring Me the Head is better and funnier. The parts with the dwarves and the episode concerning Excalibur's blood lust are amazing. Five stars were withheld because a couple of jokes concerning Christian doctrine and practice go too far. Other than that, this is a fantastic book. Also, I will never think of Santa Claus the same way again (don't let your kiddos read this till they're able to deal with the cold hard facts of life).

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alejandro Jovandro

    I'm going to skip read-the-book-first-and-then-comment because I've read it 3 times already, an unbelieveably funny novel (don't read its sequels, horrible!). You can imagine my genuine happiness when I stepped in my local library, not looking for anything in particular and then finding this book. Finally in English. Plus the fact that the book has been out of print for quite some time now. Anyway, if you by any chance happen to cross paths with this novel, be sure to give it a try.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Learnin Curve

    Oh dear god this was boring, I fought it to 20% and abandoned it. People who think this is like hitch hikers or Pratchett are sorely mistaken I'm afraid. The crux of the problem is that it's clearly not finished, perhaps there was a deadline? The basic plot is there but a lot of the language and prose feels like ideas or holding sentences written by a 15 year old who thinks they are a lot funnier than they really are.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard

    Great humour! Great thoughts too! A parody of most of the well-known fairy-tales, a book written with great imagination, but also a book that could make anyone think about the difference between good and evil and why good is actually better than evil...

  17. 5 out of 5

    John Barclay

    This had a lot of fun ideas in it, but in the end was a bit of a let down. Nothing really wrong, but not nearly as funny or clever or sharp as I would have expected from as great a writer as Zelazny.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ludmila Kovaříková

    Opět bojuje dobro a zlo o to, kdo bude vládnout lidem v 2. tisíciletí. Druhý díl, který jsem už četla, mi připadal tak nějak ucelenější. V tomto dílu byla spousta dějových odboček, které nikam nesměřovaly a nijak se ani později nevyřešily (např. splátka trpaslíkovi, únos Azzieho...). Samotná dějová linka se odvíjí od Šípkové Růženky, ale autoři ji vtipně proplétají i motivy jiných pohádek (sedmimílové boty opravdu zastaví až za sedmi mílemi). Nakonec jeden z důvodů, proč zlo prohrává, je ten, že Opět bojuje dobro a zlo o to, kdo bude vládnout lidem v 2. tisíciletí. Druhý díl, který jsem už četla, mi připadal tak nějak ucelenější. V tomto dílu byla spousta dějových odboček, které nikam nesměřovaly a nijak se ani později nevyřešily (např. splátka trpaslíkovi, únos Azzieho...). Samotná dějová linka se odvíjí od Šípkové Růženky, ale autoři ji vtipně proplétají i motivy jiných pohádek (sedmimílové boty opravdu zastaví až za sedmi mílemi). Nakonec jeden z důvodů, proč zlo prohrává, je ten, že Azziemu žádný ďáblík nepomohl a pekelná byrokracie se vyrovná té lidské (Při žádosti o skleněnou horu: "Problém je, že to není v objednávce."). Humorné, vtipné, oddechové. "Jenomže já bych rád věřil tomu, že my jsme takoví, protože chceme. A to nám dává pocit dobra." (anděl Babriel) "Uznávám zlo pro jeho průbojnost a odvahu." "Nejvyšší bůh je nad vší sexualitou." (A proto říkají: "Díky mu" i "díky jí".)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alanna

    'Bring Me The Head Of Prince Charming' has a great concept, if somewhat resembling Good Omens. It's one of those books that I couldn't get out of, I had the pleasure of sitting and reading it for several hours at once. Some of the humor was crude, which is why I'm taking off a star for this rating, but it was written well and was intelligent otherwise.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ericka

    This book was at best mediocre. This is the second Zelazny book I've tried to read and didn't like, so I suspect that this author just isn't for me. The idea sounded interesting, but I think Good Omens is a better "demons vs angels using human pawns" story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ondrej Sykora

    Easy & relaxing read. Sadly, the Czech translation could be a lot better.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nimrod Perez

    A hilarious and engaging fantasy book, recommended

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    I read this back in the 90s. So funny. I want to read it again someday.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Андрій Гулкевич

    Гарне гумористичне фентезі з алюзіями на казки. У книжці демони та ангели перед початком 1000 року розпочинають змагання за те, що правитеме у нвоому тисячолітті зло чи добро. В одного демона Аззі, котрий пропонує вищим демоном шлях як перемогти у цьому змаганні. Кумедно було читати про бюрократію, яка була присутня у пеклі.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sam Kabo Ashwell

    This reads very much like Zelazny Does Nanowrimo. Or, to put it another way, if you wanted to argue the (unfair) point that Zelazny was just an older, crappier Terry Pratchett, this would be an excellent book on which to base your argument. There's the usual Zelazny juxtaposition of stock fantasy elements with irreverent modern style and whatever else he feels like. And again, there's the usual feeling that the plot is charging along in a series of arbitrary vignettes without very much overarchin This reads very much like Zelazny Does Nanowrimo. Or, to put it another way, if you wanted to argue the (unfair) point that Zelazny was just an older, crappier Terry Pratchett, this would be an excellent book on which to base your argument. There's the usual Zelazny juxtaposition of stock fantasy elements with irreverent modern style and whatever else he feels like. And again, there's the usual feeling that the plot is charging along in a series of arbitrary vignettes without very much overarching design; none of the plot threads get lost, exactly, and the structure's not as artless as it feels, but the feeling is definitely of something knocked off in a hurry. There are clever justifications for why any given strangeness makes sense, but they feel like props. You get the impression that the author's aware of this; there's this subplot of the angels building the first Gothic cathedral, with occasional glowing reports coming in about their progress, and then towards the end it collapses for vaguely-specified reasons to do with flying buttresses. The women are all hail from the era where Playboy was a big publisher of SF short stories; they're not stupid or contemptible, per se, but they're conspicuously sexy and sort of soft around the edges, and what agency they've got is brief and in the service of male agency. I picked this up because I was sick and fuzzy-brained, and needed something not too taxing; it served that end quite adequately.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lammoth

    "Донесете ми главата на принца" е роман-приказка, пропит от черен хумор, черва и кръв. Демонът Аззи решава да се включи в състезанието между силите на доброто и злото, което се провежда всяко хилядолетие, и което определя съдбата на човечеството за следващите хиляда години - дали да бъде управлявано от добрите ангели или от злите демони. Аззи започва да проектира своя коварен план, а той е да пресъздаде приказката за Спящата красавица. Но няма да завърши толкова лигаво и романтично, а красавицат "Донесете ми главата на принца" е роман-приказка, пропит от черен хумор, черва и кръв. Демонът Аззи решава да се включи в състезанието между силите на доброто и злото, което се провежда всяко хилядолетие, и което определя съдбата на човечеството за следващите хиляда години - дали да бъде управлявано от добрите ангели или от злите демони. Аззи започва да проектира своя коварен план, а той е да пресъздаде приказката за Спящата красавица. Но няма да завърши толкова лигаво и романтично, а красавицата ще убие принца. Така Аззи започва да сглобява своя принц и принцеса, взема за основа главите на трагично загинала двойка влюбени, чийто страхлив мъжки представител е изоставил женския. Взема за помощник и гърбавия верен слуга Фрике, който послушно изкормва крака, ръце и глави, за да осигури необходимите части на господаря му Аззи. Но накрая всичко се обърква.... Останалата част от ревюто: http://lammothsblog.blogspot.com/2011...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Verity Brown

    The book's premise is as amusing as one might expect from the title--it's the year 1000, and the millennial contest between the forces of Good and Evil to see who will control the fate of mankind for the next thousand years is shaping up. The demon Azzie comes up with the idea for a perfect winning entry: a fairy-tale gone badly wrong. But assembling all the pieces (and the characters--literally, Frankenstein-style) doesn't go so well for him either. This book was pretty much as funny as I hoped The book's premise is as amusing as one might expect from the title--it's the year 1000, and the millennial contest between the forces of Good and Evil to see who will control the fate of mankind for the next thousand years is shaping up. The demon Azzie comes up with the idea for a perfect winning entry: a fairy-tale gone badly wrong. But assembling all the pieces (and the characters--literally, Frankenstein-style) doesn't go so well for him either. This book was pretty much as funny as I hoped, with lots of anachronistic jokes and just general silliness. The problem is that, once the plot has played out, the authors don't seem to know what to do with Azzie. Their efforts at that point are just...sad (not weepy sad; bad sad). The result is that the book left a rather blah aftertaste. Consequently, I'm rating this 2.5 stars and rounding down. It's a depressing thing to have to do to a Zelazny novel, but there it is....

  28. 4 out of 5

    Angya

    Probably because my preexisting love for the Terry Pratchett comic fantasy (a category with which he didn't always like to be associated), I couldn't be anything but disappointed by this book. It lacked basic consistency to the story, the characters were all but likable and the end was expected but not enjoyable. The thing that did interest me a lot is the importance of good writing which lacked here: a good, no, a great story is not enough. Good writing is essential. It is possible the problem i Probably because my preexisting love for the Terry Pratchett comic fantasy (a category with which he didn't always like to be associated), I couldn't be anything but disappointed by this book. It lacked basic consistency to the story, the characters were all but likable and the end was expected but not enjoyable. The thing that did interest me a lot is the importance of good writing which lacked here: a good, no, a great story is not enough. Good writing is essential. It is possible the problem is in the collaboration, which could explain the lack of consistency, but is no excuse in itself: Pratchett and Gaiman did an amazing job on "Good omens" a year earlier, over the distance of the Atlantic ocean, before the time of the Internet.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Mishap

    Comedic fantasy whereina red-headed lower devil decides to enter the annual contest between good and evil with an elaborate love betrayal. He must set up a princess in distress and build an oafish prince to rescue her--then she'll kill him and he'll win the trophy for evil. yes, it sounds dumb, but it isn't that dumb and it is pretty funny in parts. It's just, well, mostly it is a "huh, that was pretty good." Maybe a chuckle or a loving groan over a bad pun or joke. It was okay, if you know wha Comedic fantasy whereina red-headed lower devil decides to enter the annual contest between good and evil with an elaborate love betrayal. He must set up a princess in distress and build an oafish prince to rescue her--then she'll kill him and he'll win the trophy for evil. yes, it sounds dumb, but it isn't that dumb and it is pretty funny in parts. It's just, well, mostly it is a "huh, that was pretty good." Maybe a chuckle or a loving groan over a bad pun or joke. It was okay, if you know what I mean. I mean it still beats TV any day, but I liked it more for the concept and attempt than the actual completed product.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jen3n

    The very silly and subtly wry version of preeeety much every fairy tale stereotype ever told written through the lens of Roger Zelazny, one of the best fantasy authors of the 20th century. The plot centers on a minor devil who enters the once-every-thousand-year contest between good and evil for control over people. His almost slapstick plot of love, betrayal, and murder seems set to fail spectacularly, but then it starts to work and everything sort of falls apart. This is a fun book. Full of wor The very silly and subtly wry version of preeeety much every fairy tale stereotype ever told written through the lens of Roger Zelazny, one of the best fantasy authors of the 20th century. The plot centers on a minor devil who enters the once-every-thousand-year contest between good and evil for control over people. His almost slapstick plot of love, betrayal, and murder seems set to fail spectacularly, but then it starts to work and everything sort of falls apart. This is a fun book. Full of word-play and color, it makes a great distraction. Not high-art or even, really, art at all; but not all books have to be. This is brain candy. The yummy kind.

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