What to say about this book? Well, I figured that since this was a #1 bestseller that it couldn't be that bad. For those who love chick flicks and don...moreWhat to say about this book? Well, I figured that since this was a #1 bestseller that it couldn't be that bad. For those who love chick flicks and don't mind vampires and other fantasy ideas, you might enjoy it. I myself found it difficult to like the book, the writing seemed sub-par for a professional writer. I found it surprising that I felt less denigrate while I was reading Harry Potter which was written for young children than I did reading this book. It reminded me of something a teenager would write in their diary. Perhaps if it had been written more maturely it would have been more enjoyable. To sum up, probably a book best suited for the hopeless romantics, the young, or--and not to be rude--the simple. I have looked into other people's reviews and come up with some of the other reviews that reflect my opinion.
Michelle: "Honestly, I hated this book. Yes, I'm a girl. Yes, I'm in my teenage years. In my opinion, this book is full of Mary-Sues (basically people who are "perfect") and Gary-Stews. It's stupid, boring, and plain. It's just like a teenage girl's online fan fiction that never got read. I don't recommend it." Jules: "It's worth noting how many fans of real books can't stand the Twilight series, and how many people who were "never into books before" absolutely love it. Maybe it's just good for early readers who don't want the challenge of actually thinking while reading."
I realize that those only defended my own views, but after looking through the average person's reviews I found a basic trend. Typically what I have found is that people loved it, hated it, or could not get into it and not for lack of trying. I feel that I should try to be kind since she is a first time writer. Everyone needs that type of book that they get into so if that's what it takes for some people to read again and improve the overall literacy rate in the U.S., then I am happy. You might ask why after I gave it such a nasty review, well simply because I have the hope that reading has the same addictive qualities as drugs. Start off with something simple, harmless, and pretty much worthless and proceed on to the harder, more controversial stuff. Anything that will encourage people to read, listen to or in any way broaden their horizons is good. That is my hope. (less)
Okay, first of all I would like to say that I love ALL Terry Pratchett's books, so I am only going to highlight certain ones. I enjoy English humor...moreOkay, first of all I would like to say that I love ALL Terry Pratchett's books, so I am only going to highlight certain ones. I enjoy English humor for one and the way that his hapless universe somehow gets by. To begin The Color of Magic we meet the failed wizard (or ���������Wizzard���������) Rincewind, and the Discworld's first ever tourist, Twoflower in the city of Ankh-Morpork. Rincewind learns that being a tour guide is more dangerous than staying in Ankh-Morpork under the Patrician's "benevolent" gaze. Feeding the tourists strange appetite for what Rincewind considers everyday things while keeping him from destroying the whole of the Disc maybe more than Rincewind bargained for.(less)
As my comments from Legion of the Damned stated, I looked through my boyfriend's books, found this book and squirreled it away to begin reading the mo...moreAs my comments from Legion of the Damned stated, I looked through my boyfriend's books, found this book and squirreled it away to begin reading the moment I finished the previous book. Again, Mr. Dietz did not disappoint in creating a vision of the future detailed enough to understand, but not so detailed that you would have a tendency to get bogged down in it. By the time the first few chapters were past Mr. Dietz had shocked me several times, though perhaps regular science fiction readers might not have been so shocked, I found them to be good, or at least acceptable shocks. Acceptable because I knew the moment after my mind had gotten done with the, "no, you can't do that, that's not fair," that really there was no other way for the story to be continued if that character still lived, got away scot-free, or what have you. Mr. Dietz appreciates his characters, keeps you in touch with them, but doesn't have any compunction on cutting one out or down to size as the plot required. (less)