Not sure if I'm going to finish this. I would finish it, even though I'm sort of bored by being hammered between the eyes with stuff that's supposed t Not sure if I'm going to finish this. I would finish it, even though I'm sort of bored by being hammered between the eyes with stuff that's supposed to be "revealed" later (stillnotasbadasEclipse) and by Not Clark Kent's crush on Not Lois Lane. (Yes, I wish he would go out with Dwebe-friend instead. They, at least, have common interests.) But that would be edgy and unappealing to the masses... Anyway, I say I WOULD finish it, except I found out that the infamous James Frey was behind the creation of this pablum, and I really think I only ought to read books that aren't endorsed by this Lying Son of Hell. There's just so much of me that hates white-collar criminals like Frey, and I hate it more when they win, which giving Frey time or attention serves to do. It's not a terrible book. It's just not very good, either.
So, whoever ghostwrote this book, I hope they get a real contract sometime soon, maybe to write a Xmen spinoff original work.
Reading Notes: So far, it's Smallville with more aliens. Question: if you are an alien, trying desperately to move around to keep other, hunter aliens from finding you... why do you only move around the United States?
For some reason, I'm more bothered by infinitely powerful aliens on the run wasting their time fiddle farting around the local high school than I am by vampires impersonating humans by going to high school. I think it has to do with the Tralfamadorians chasing them. Isn't the obvious answer HOMESCHOOLING? You know, so you don't send the HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR DEAD PLANET to a school where he's going to be taught that there are, like, 9 planets or some crap, and where he's constantly at risk of exposing them, while simultaneously spending his days about as popular as Powder.
That dog better not be a Mugwortian MinasMorgulian bad alien. Like, every single red flag is being flown high and proud.
Dwebe-friend clearly has been, or has a family member who has been, abducted by aliens.
Made it to disk 4/10, and in less than 24 hours, so it's fast fluff anyway. Which is what it promised to be. ...more
The author begins each chapter with a fictiony sort of scene-setting, but then quickly devolves into listing facts. I only read the chapDry. Very dry.
The author begins each chapter with a fictiony sort of scene-setting, but then quickly devolves into listing facts. I only read the chapters about the Gibsons... and will only continue if I'm in the mood for some family history about unremarkable strangers who lived through some remarkable times.
Maybe it was different for the other two families, but for the Gibsons, race was a non-issue. The only reason they could be included in a book like this at all was for the tongue-in-cheek effect the listener might get when they hear all the racist and anti-miscegenation things being said by a person with a teensy trace of black ancestry. Which is not odd. They were a wealthy, white, Southern family who were not even aware of the greater-than-great grandpappy who was black, and who never found out about their ancestry....more
How can the author (and the devoted readers) fail to see the utter, glaring fallacy of saying "I'm a worm. Everything good in me comes from God, everyHow can the author (and the devoted readers) fail to see the utter, glaring fallacy of saying "I'm a worm. Everything good in me comes from God, everything bad in me comes from myself." AND "I want to be more myself."?
God shining through you does not make you more yourself. God is God. You are you. Individual self-worth does not come from God, it comes from being a unique human individual....more