Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones
I'm listening to these on Audio, and really enjoying them despite the fact that they're only about 6-7 hours long each. Or it might be more fair to say I'm enjoying them *because* they're short and sweet. Bite sized. It's nice to start and audiobook and know I'm not going to be tied to it for a solid month.
This continues in the good tradition of the first book. Exploring the world. More adventure. Good mystery. Forward motion on the main plot. Playful and l ...more
A buddy read with the young at heart at BBB!
...The biggest problem is, the adults have one of the most effective recruitment strategies in the world.
Give them enough time, and they'll turn any kid into one of them....
What can I say? How does one review a book full of hilarity and speaks to the most childlike parts of your heart? I am way too aware of my personal limits to know, that I could do this book no favors with attempts at a review. All i am going to say is, Brandon Sanderso ...more
Last time the main hero Alcatraz had to infiltrate their stronghold: a downtown library. This time stakes are much higher than that. Can you think of a biggest baddest place ...more
You could be a young boy, wanting to read an adventure story. You could be a young girl, investigating the truth of the Librarian Conspiracy. You could be a serial killer who specializes in reading books, then seeking out the authors and murdering them in horrible ways....more
(If you happen to fall into that last category, you should know that my name isn't really Alcatraz Smedry, nor is it Brandon Sanderson. My name is really Garth Nix, and you can find me in Australia. Oh, and I insulted your mother
Reading with all my other Sandersontitus friends at Buddies Books & Baubles
Yes this series is Middle Grade and sort of ridiculous but it is awesome. It is like Sanderson’s way to blow off steam, try things that he can’t put into one of his Adult Fantasy’s and stretch that uber creative mind of his.
• All the Smedry’s are named before/after prisons. Hence names like Alcatraz, Lebanon, Attica, Sing and Australia (think about it).
• Every superp ...more
PS: If you don't believe how awesome this book is, please see the following fact as stated verbatim in this book:
A lot of nature’s laws, however, are hard-set.
There are many more of these than you might expect. In fact, there are even natural laws relating to this book, my favorite of which is ...more
I think I don't have to keep saying how high my regard is for Brandon Sanderson is anymore. These middle grade books are quite game-changing. The fourth-wall breaking alone was not the reason - it was the approach and how Sanderson made tongue-in-cheek jabs at the writing profession in Alcatraz's voice as the narrator of his own book.
--> Adults are not idiots. Often, in books such as this one, the opposite impression is given. A ...more
There really isn't a lot to say about this book. The story is entertaining. The characters are fun but don't really have any depth. Not really sure they are meant to. I think I would have given it four stars if not for how distracting the author's narration became after a while. I know it's meant to be funny but it really distracts from the pacing of the story after a while. I don't know maybe I'm trying to take the book too seriously or something.
I still enjoyed it enough that I'll
No sooner had I finished Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians than I was already picking up the sequel. I might as well admit it: I’m completely addicted.
In book two The Scrivener’s Bones, Alcatraz and the gang are yet again infiltrating a library. But this time, it will be nothing like gaining entry into the downtown local branch. Here, our characters will be heading into arguably the most famous and well-known library in the ...more
This was even better than the first so I'm briskly moving unto Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia
Okay I've started reading it already ( like about an hour ago) but was so caught up in it's awesomeness that I forgot to update my GR page.
Read this series people, it's down right hilarious, wonderful and entertaining.
Al igual que en el primer volumen nos encontra ...more
1-Se da a conocer el mundo fantástico de la saga, que en la primera entrega apenas aparece.
2-El protagonista es un pelín más maduro, y el foreshadowing que hace sobre su evolución en futuras entregas es algo más inquietante.
3-La trama está mejor llevada, y tiene unos cuantos plot twists hacia el final. Muy Sanderson.
4-Las intervenciones del narrador me han parecido incluso más interesantes que en el primer libro.
5-Los trucos narrativ ...more
My rating is a solid 3.5 stars.
After thoroughly enjoying our first adventure with Alcatraz, my youngest son and I quickly began the sequel; both of us having become fans of this quirky, fun series.
In The Scrivener’s Bones, our hero and friends find themselves with a new mission: infiltrating another library. (Well, if one is fighting evil librarians, they are usual found in libraries, right?) But this time they are heading to the most famous one (arguably) in t ...more
First Sentence: So, there I was, slumped in my chair, waiting in a drab airport terminal, munching absently on a bag of stale potato chips.
In all honesty I enjoyed Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians more than this one. I'm not saying this one was bad, but it keeps to the trend set in the first book. With the first book it was new and enchanting - with the second book it became a bit expectant, and that takes some of the magic out of it.
The magic system is ...more
The trouble with being different is that people start defining you by what you are instead of by who you are.
Oh, you didn't want to hear that? I'm sorry. You'll just have to forget that I wrote it. There are several convenient ways to do that. I hear hitting yourself on the head with a blunt object can be very effective. You should try using one of Brandon Sanderson's fantasy novels. They're big enough and goodness knows, that's really the only useful thing to do with them.
LOL - DON'T SHOOT ME!! I didn't say that! Brandon did! Or more exactly Alcatraz Smedry
This is nothing l ...more
Éste segundo libro se desarrolla fuera de las Tierras Silenciadas, los nuevos amigos de Alcatraz le rescatan para llevarle a Nalhalla, su país natal, pero no llegarán allí. El abuelo Smedry ha desaparecido, buscando a su hijo Attica, padre de Alcatraz en la legendaria Biblioteca de Alejandr ...more
Reseña completa: http://voragineinterna.blog ...more
Me ha gustado tanto como la primera entrega y tiene los mismos ingredientes sin aburrir (también es verdad que han pasado bastantes meses entre una lectura y otra). De nuevo, lo que más me gusta de este libro es el meta que mete (no puns intended) Sanderson en la historia.
Argh, aku jadi kangen mistborn pas baca ini, ada sedikit teori soal kekuatan yang bikin aku kangen sama keunikan dan keepikan mistborn bahkan sama white sand, aku penasaran kenapa ini ga dimasukin ke the cosmere universe meskipun planetnya di Bumi dan di luar orbit the cosmere (atau apalah namanya kalo galaksi, tata surya, planet di luar angkasa beda lok ...more
Özellikle 9. bölümün girişi ve son 2 sayfa beni benden aldı :D
Yüzümde kocaman bir tebessümle 3. kitaba atlıyorum müsaadenizle :D
Mari kita fokuskan ke pahlawan menjengkelkan kita, Alcatraz Smedryヽ（ー｀）┌ Buku keduanya masih menonjolkan kekonyolan abadi😂 Walau tidak separah buku ...more
Bundan sonraki kitap Kralın Dönüşü. Onunla biraz kendime gelirim artık.
Herkese keyifli okumalar!
I thoroughly enjoyed the second Alcatraz book! The plot was interesting and fast paced, and the new characters were fun and unique. I even found m ...more
Und jetzt kommt die schwierige Suche nach dem deutschen Teil 3.. der vermutlich auch in der Bibliothek verschwunden ist. Ob ich meine Seele dafür hergebe ...more
Archive, among others. This collection features The Emperor’s S ...more
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Sigh. LIfe can be so tough sometimes.”