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Simon Bloom by Michael Reisman
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Jan 03, 2010

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bookshelves: children-s, science-fiction-and-fantasy
Read in September, 2009

We loved the first Simon Bloom book, and looked forward to the sequel. Unfortunately it lacks the tension, character development, and plot twists that made the first one such a thrill. My wife remarked that it seemed to her that it was written with screen adaptation in mind, and I agree -- it's not taking advantage of the benefits of the print medium, and seems more superficial than the first book. I hope Michael Reisman gets back on track with a third book.

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