The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime s...more
This is plainly an awesome idea. I had always wondered what happened to the kids of half gods/goddess and humans. Here's the story to quench your curiosity. Percy Jackson has been dumped around from border school to border school. He has never been quite like anybody else, but as the end of sixth grade approaches h...more
I guess I just can't do this book justice. Percy Jackson & the Olympians is one of my favorite series, despite the fact that I think it's probably aimed more toward 12-year-old boys, and ... well, I'm a 19-year-old girl. But I can't help it. I fell in love with these books when I was around 12 and I never outgrew them (which is something I can't say for most books I liked when I...more
The reason for my ignorance was that my teachers in elementary, high school and college did not bother teaching about those gods...more
Okay I've deleted the place-marker review ladies and gentlemen: here for your entertainment is my new and improved review. Now with added humor - well I think so anyway.
Many people may look at my rating (before reading my review I presume) and question why I gave this five stars. 'Why would he give Percy Jackson five and deny literary masterpieces five stars. Why give this the same score as Lord of the Rings for instance? Well all I can say is that this is where the deceptive element of differen...more
Little does he know that he’s a ‘Half-Blood’, an off spring of a powerful Greek God and a mortal woman. And there is a special place for him, “Camp Half-Blood” which houses and protects other such demigods, n...more
Quick overview:Percy the main character of this story. He has been in and out of trouble all his 12 years of life, and he can't understand why. He finds out the truth and then is sent out on a q...more
I do have the right to record my feelings about...more
The concept in itself is very creative. Son of a Greek god in modern times. He is dyslexic because he is meant to read ancient greek. That's clever. The translation of Greek gods to 21st, some were pretty well done, except for a few details here and there (a greek god would sick robot spiders against his enemies? Really?) The concept had promise....more
Tale focuses on a 12 year old boy named Percy who isn't getting along with just about everyone in school and soon discovers part of his problems are related to the fact...more
1) mysterious parentage. kids are totally self-absorbed. some never grow out of it, of course, but in younger people, it is more excusable - their internal life makes up the majority of their experience, they are used to being the center of attention and they spend a lot of time thinking about themselves and fantasizing. s...more
Well, if you're not American, some things at the beginning may make your guts churn in protest. Wow, wow, whoa. The Greek gods are now in the USA because it's the centre of Western civilization now? It seems a bit silly I laughed, but my laughter stopped dead when I thought that, Well, if I were the author and I wa...more
A Lightning Read
(A Book Review of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief)
The Lightning Thief is the first book in The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan for young, middle grade readers. I first heard of the book during the time when the movie based on it was released, however, I wasn’t too keen to read it then learning to approach with caution everything that comes surrounded with media hype. Watching its awful film adaptation further made me steer clear from the book’s path — th...more
Buku Pertama Petualangan Percy Jackson ini memang ADUHAI, kenapa aduhai? Karena pas bagian itu aku terdiam, berpikir: ini maksudnya apa yah? Setelah sadar tertawa terbahak-bahak….hahahaha. Gak nyangka akan ada kata ADUHAI disini. Jadi ingat sesi curhat di Radal ada seorang Kero menceritakan mengenai seorang staff Korea yang katanya MENAWAN…hahahaha. Duh jadi penasaran dalam English versionnya bilang apa ya, anak kecil yang umurnya tidak nambah-nambah di salah satu Hotel menyesa...more
But, come on! Someone tell me that this , is not hot:
Really. What did I tell you? (I do imagine that you probably won't read the rest of the review anf just stare at this gif instead, but that's no reason not to like my review! :D)
But, I really have to thank Logan. I really do. Because without his unfreakingbelieveabl...more
Rick Riordan certainly scores with weaving Greek mythology into the present-day US, and as a means of introducing Greek gods to reluctant students, this is as good a means as any.
What I didn't like was the ADHD aspec...more
I first watched the movie version of this book that I really enjoyed and so I became interested to read the book.
So I just want to say that I rate it four stars because the story is about Greek mythology in the modern world, which is good because I loved mythology ever since.
I love the characters in the story especially Percy Jackson who in the story have dyslexia and ADHD, so in the story at first, he was not very good at school and he viewed himself as a loser because of that.
It really tou...more
That said, a good deal of the concepts are pretty standard for many tales, and are p...more
The story was predictable and one of the main surprises/mysteries wasn’t one for me, but it didn’t really matter. In fact, it was fu...more
Set in modern day US, but the Greek Gods are alive & well. Percy & his friends are dyslexic, ADHD & generally don't fit into our world or school well. They find out why & embark on a quest. There are some twists & turns along the way, with clues, so an astute reader will have some foreknowledge, but it's a very well...more
Having met Rick Riordan twice- I can say that he is awesome, too.
Counting down to May when Book Four comes out...
I liked the story. It's entertaining.
The plot, basically (Spoiler alert!)
The main character is Percy Jackson. He's a twelve-year-old kid who lives with his mom and stepfather in New York. He has dyslexia and ADHD, and he transfers from one school to another because he often get...more
Yeah I suppose it was OK. It's not really my thing. I found it in our living room and was really drawn into the first few pages. But mostly I can't bring myself to admire people who build off someone else's mythology and take advantage of all that folk lore. Build your own mythology, damn it.
I suppose the idea was interesting enough, and I didn't find any major plot holes. I was OK w...more
My son had been wanting me to read it for months and I kept putting it off assuming it would be a chore and that I would politely tell him it was "good" regardless of what I thought. But once I finally did start...more
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