Wow! Scott Westerfeld does it again! A brilliant book, very interesting. The way he kind of converged future with past, World War I with fantasy, wasWow! Scott Westerfeld does it again! A brilliant book, very interesting. The way he kind of converged future with past, World War I with fantasy, was amazing. it kept me reading all night! The illustrations were amazing! They really helped the story become an amazing experience. The only thing I didn't like was the ending! Total cliff hanger! I need the second book nooooow! haha ...more
Wow. What can I say? This book challenged so many different things. It covered so much! It was depressing, but good too. It just makes you THINK. TheWow. What can I say? This book challenged so many different things. It covered so much! It was depressing, but good too. It just makes you THINK. The end was sad yet had that 'there-might-be-hope' type feeling to it... I'm glad I read it! ...more
**spoiler alert** I thought it was boring and unoriginal at first. I thought that the writer was rushing though the beginning in a most amateur-like w**spoiler alert** I thought it was boring and unoriginal at first. I thought that the writer was rushing though the beginning in a most amateur-like way. But as the book went on, it got MUCH better. I thought the whole 'fairies as plants' thing was brilliant and very original. I like how she mixed science with fantasy a little. I kinda wish she had a more finalized end, but it was pretty good anyway. So yes, I liked it quite a bit. :)...more
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 dragI 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!
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