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The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud
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I had mixed feelings about this one. As usual it took awhile to get going, but would have been worth it if the story had flowed a bit more. The plotlines, although neatly wrapped up in the end, felt awkward mixed together. It made sense until the entrance of Honorius the afrit. Emotionally, even though I have MAD respect for believable characters who act like real humans (i.e flawed), it was hard to watch Pennyfeather and his selfishly stupid and inept Resistance movement. And even though Kitty turns out to be undeniably awesome, getting through each of her chapters was a chore, and not very enjoyable, except where they concerned Bartimeaus. As usual, he was the most wonderful thing about the story (I'm sure he'd agree). On the other hand, the introduction of the golem was extremely cool, and the Czech sidelines ... it just got tainted with the whole bit about the Staff and all the political squabbling. Bleh. :-P Still, I am somewhat looking forward to the third, though I imagine it too will be hard to read, since already at the outset, Bartimeaus is suffering. :-( *sigh. 2.5 stars for this one Stroud. Please don't disappoint me again.
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message 1: by Ben (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ben If you have read the third book yet, I hope you realize the staff is really important.


Kathleen I have! The third one is awesome and I'm now thoroughly in love with the whole series. I should write a review of that one...


Nageen Is it one of those books which give a very teenage feel, a rather silly feel?


Kathleen Not at all. No Eragon here :-) It's a great series - especially the third book. I think Stroud does a good job of developing relationships between characters over time.


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