I love the movie of this series. I liked the first graphic book of this series. I thought that he had a great story going. And then it started to drag...moreI love the movie of this series. I liked the first graphic book of this series. I thought that he had a great story going. And then it started to drag. It got reeeeeally long, and I kinda got sick of it. I thought the writer concentrated on unimportant things a lot as the book went on. Less about Nausicaa and more about everyone else. Thats all fine and good, but then again, the story IS supposed to be about her. And no offence, but about half way into it, I got the feeling that the author was a hard core environmentalist. Thats alright, but really...!! Nausicaa seemed to care more about the insects than ANYTHING or ANYONE else! It got kind of old and tiresome after a while. I mean, I liked her character okay, but she was pretty predictable. Like she was the perfect person, always jumping into the burning building and leaving legions of people with their mouths open in awe, drooling in her wake. Thats cool maybe once or twice in a story, but it was a constant thing in this series. And I HATED the very end! I really liked Asbel, and I thought he and Nausicaa should have ended up together. I kept waiting for them to find each other in the books, to get connected again, but they didn't until the VERRRY end, and then the writer implied that she ended up with the other blond boy that showed up just at the ending. I didn't like that at all. And how the writer's last say was that there were many differing theories about what happened to Naussica afterward bugged me. I would have preferred a set ending, but maybe thats just me.
Alright, enough about the bad parts! Some good parts: Beautiful art work, very well done! I love pictures, so this of course was great, having such well drawn scenes. The story plot, though very 'green' induced, was a work of art. This whole future, this different world, was very well made. It was a very complex cycle, with the forest and the insects, dying and living, causing death, and saving lives. All to rid the earth of the pollutions in it. It made the book realistic, and more enjoyable. The new creatures were interesting and creative. I liked the whole 'poisonous air' idea, and how the plants, via contaminated soil, caused it. Gave the book an edge, that extreme danger. And of course, I LOVED Nausicaas glider! It was awesome, I totally want one! >.<
Well thats about all I have to say. I liked the books, but they got kind of old after a while. I was surprised to find that the movie of this series only covers the first installment of the books, but thats alright. It was a complex enough plot by that time to support a movie. You should check out these books if you have time, a love for animi, and have a mind that doesn't implode when approached with a multi-plot story. :) Definitely watch the movie! And on a completely different note, you should also check out Howls Moving Castle. Its and AWESOME movie!! Hayao Miyazaki always does a marvelous job!
I'll be surprised if anyone makes it all the way down here. :D leave a note if you actually managed to get through all this pointless rambling! haha Thanks, Clare.(less)
**spoiler alert** Ok, not gonna lie, this book had a lot of crap in it. Crude language and subjects, etc. I would not suggest it to anyone under age 1...more**spoiler alert** Ok, not gonna lie, this book had a lot of crap in it. Crude language and subjects, etc. I would not suggest it to anyone under age 13 or 14. But it also had some excellent points. All that Kevin (Kross) was trying to prove about the flag and the magnets being symbols really made sense, and I have to say I agree. It helped that the book was written in a form that teenagers can relate to. Also, I think the writer did a great job on Kevin as a character. The way he described Kross stalked that girl and Kross's feelings for doing it seemed realistic. I think that maybe the outrage that Kross caused by throwing away the magnets was a little blown up (I can't really see the entire town caring that much) but I guess there wouldn't be much a story if they weren't really mad about it. All the intertwining subjects made this a very fast-paced, entertaining book. The way almost everything was described, especially Kevin's feelings and emotions, seemed very true to life. I really liked the ending. Even though he pretty much didn't get anything he wanted, it still was satisfying. I'm glad he didn't win the votes, that would have been unrealistic. I'm glad Kevin went back to Mass in the end and confessed, it makes me feel that, if this story were real,Kevin would have been able to start again. To go on with life and be happy. All in all, I enjoyed this book, despite some crude comments and subjects in the story. All in all it had a pretty good point, and the ending was excellent. I'm glad I read it. (less)
Oh wow. WOW. WOOOOW!! lol I'm so sad its the end of one of the best series I've ever read, but it was a spectacular ending, and I was very pleased wit...moreOh wow. WOW. WOOOOW!! lol I'm so sad its the end of one of the best series I've ever read, but it was a spectacular ending, and I was very pleased with it! It was a great story, and I just loved the whole series!! The humor, the Greek mythology, etc, it was all really interesting. In a way Rick Riordan, taught about the old Greek gods, while making it fun to read. I can't wait to read his next book, whenever it may come out. Wish I could read more about Percy and Annabeth, but I know their story is over with. :( sad, but true. I recommend this series to absolutely everyone!!
P.S. NEVER listen to the audio book of this series!! Its horrible! Everyone sounds totally different than they should, and for some reason, EVERYTHING Annabeth says ends like shes asking a question, and she sounds all weak, which she most DEFINETLY is not. lol (less)
Wow, the story definitely progressed and hardly resembles Harry Potter in any way any more. It was good, but it probably could have been cut in half t...moreWow, the story definitely progressed and hardly resembles Harry Potter in any way any more. It was good, but it probably could have been cut in half to make two books, very long and lots of stuff was happening. But anyways, pretty good. Wish I could read the third but I guess it doesn't come out till September...(less)
Alright, well I did like this book alot, but the whole time it was nagging at me also. It really reminded me of Harry Potter, which was extremely anno...moreAlright, well I did like this book alot, but the whole time it was nagging at me also. It really reminded me of Harry Potter, which was extremely annoying. There were many similarities, but I guess there were also many differences. Not so much 'Magic' as HP, but some similar things, such as the sporting events, and the school, etc. I liked it though, and I think the differences will become more defined as the series goes on. I will definitely be ordering the next books to see where the plot goes. (less)
This book did not grasp my attention. Though Charlotte Brontё is considered professional writer for her classics, I found her writing style confusing...more This book did not grasp my attention. Though Charlotte Brontё is considered professional writer for her classics, I found her writing style confusing, dry, and hard to understand at times. For instance, at some points in the story it seemed as if she switched from first person to third person and from past tense to present tense. It was confusing to have her thoughts in the same appearance as her speech. It would have lessened this confusion if they had been italicized perhaps, or something along that line. Also, I did not find the plot particularly intriguing or enthralling. I think that Charlotte Brontё could have gone about the story in a different way and improved the story. For instance, I found the first chapters about her childhood unnecessary. They did not drag me in the story or make me want to read more. When a person picks up an adult romance novel, they do not want to read chapters about a girl’s hard childhood that does not have much of an impact on the actual story. They were long, tedious, and unnecessary. To the small parts later in the book that did refer to this period in Jane’s life, simple and short flashbacks would have sufficed. Then with the later story, when she is a governess working for Edward Rochester, I found the exchanges between her and Edward awkward, formal, and stiff. Though perhaps some conversations towards the beginning were intended to have that effect, surely not later as they fall in love? I also disliked Jane’s character. To me, she seemed weak and submissive, yet also had strange spurts of annoying stubbornness. She never questioned Rochester when strange occurrences passed, and she was always somewhat slave-like to the man, but then would refuse him things such as to dine with him or allow him to buy her dresses. It annoyed me how Charlotte Brontё seemed to find it necessary to give every new and insignificant character a full background and story. It made the story far longer than it needed to be and did not add to it. The fact that Mr. Rochester was some twenty years Jane’s senior also annoyed me. That kind of age difference does not make for a good romance in my mind. I thought this book was long and tedious. I found it hard to getting through it. I would not suggest this book to a friend. (less)