this would not be so much as a review, it's more of a REACTION from me...
holy singing cows that was intense! this book had me from the start with A TAthis would not be so much as a review, it's more of a REACTION from me...
holy singing cows that was intense! this book had me from the start with A TALKING DOG! (insert Russell from Up here) if there's a way to make dogs better, it would be to make them talk. and it's great that manchee doesn't talk a la Lady and the Tramp, but instead he just shouts out words, expressing the simple and endearing mind of a man's best friend.
uh what else. i read through the final chapters of this book last night and i had a million thoughts before i went to sleep, now i can't seem to remember them.
aaron is one of the most demented characters i've read in a while. he may seem one dimensional, but i suppose that's because he's insane. i was perturbed by having a demented preacher as the villain, but in a way it illustrates the dangers of skewed teachings, how it creates the ugliest human beings. also, did you remember that AARON is moses' brother-in-law who collected the people's gold to make a golden calf? even in the biblical times, aaron strayed from the right path. (on an unrelated note, i am obsessed with aaron paul. he da bomb.)
at first i was a bit turned off by the book's grim tone, but i was curious because of its rave reviews, so i pressed on. the grimness hardly lets up, but after a while, i got so engrossed by the action that i didn't mind it so much. and i agree with the other reviewers, for a book that encourages hope, there is hardly any to be found in the story. but anyway todd was not the kind of character to waste time wallowing in self-pity, he acknowledges the bleakness of his situation but he fights on, believably. his character is so well-written that i can follow his train of thought and i find myself believing the choices he makes.
uhhh i'm not making any sense. like i said this is a REACTION and not a proper review.
all in all, i seem to favour YA adventure books where the main character goes through a quest, so yay. i do get tired of reading descriptions of shady forests and trees and rolling hills and steep valleys after a while though :p["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
A couple of notes on my part: - I am already on Team Gale from page one. Is there even a Team Gale? I haven't explored The Hunger Games fandom but I asA couple of notes on my part: - I am already on Team Gale from page one. Is there even a Team Gale? I haven't explored The Hunger Games fandom but I assume there is one. And as per usual, I am always on the non-canon side :p (actually I admit to be picking a team is ridiculous: this isn't bloody Twilight)
- I like the protagonist. Katniss is a badass chick and lord knows we need more of them.
- Peeta is sweet, but his name sounds like a girl. No offense.
- I wish there is more variety to the environments, but I guess since the premise is the Games it only makes sense that 60% of the book is set in the arena.
- And I have already done the movie casting in my head. Katniss should be played by ELLEN PAGE because she kicks ass. Gale... for some reason Taylor Lautner keeps coming to mind. And Peeta should be that cute blonde dude in Hannah Montana the movie. *winces*
This is one of those books you can't stop reading, even though you know it's 3am and you are running on deadlines for school projects. In other words:This is one of those books you can't stop reading, even though you know it's 3am and you are running on deadlines for school projects. In other words: danger.
Firstly, I love Percy Jackson. He's the kind of guy you'll want to be friends with: honest, brave, funny, but he doesn't get sentimental about it. He makes straightforward remarks, and those remarks often sent me laughing out loud.
Honestly, I like Percy so much better than Harry Potter.
About the story. The story in the book is actually quite different from the movie, especially the ending. And to be very honest with you, I would much rather imagine Poseidon as Kevin McKidd dressed in shining, gorgeous, scaly armor than the Hawaiian shirt-clad, sandals-wearing god in the book. Uncharismatic, much?
Other than that, the fast-paced storyline really hooked me on the spot, and the adventures are exciting though there are slightly too many events jammed together in one volume, if you ask me.
I hope I could restrain myself from grabbing the second book straightaway. I still have my FYP to work on. HUUUU!!...more