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The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld
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May 13, 08

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in July, 2004

Love love love LOVE this book. WHY did Westerfeld have to start writing kids books? He's an AMAZING writer! For adults! He gives us the Risen Empire series and then leaves us high and dry! Arrgh!

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message 1: by Nikki (new)

Nikki I don't understand criticising an author for writing "only for kids". Some of my favourite books are kids books, because "for a younger audience" doesn't always mean "dumbed down".

Elizabeth Wallace Never said I criticized kids books, I enjoy 'em myself and I've read "Uglies" and "Pretties" and other Westerfeld young adult books. I wouldn't criticize them just because they're for kids. But I enjoy his adults' books MUCH better. The level of complexity and the subject matter ('specially the sex) in books like "Polymorph" and "Fine Prey" is just something he hasn't included (and heck, SHOULDN'T) in a book intended for children.

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