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An avid reader and writer, I love anything that makes me laugh or takes me to an unexpected and impossible place. My primary genre is fantasy, which I consider to be very different in basic philosophy from science fiction. I am also of the firm belief that the best books are the ones that you're never too old for, so expect reviews of children's literature.


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The Wish List by Eoin Colfer
The Wish List by Eoin Colfer
2.0 out of 5 stars Entirely too easy., June 29 2004
I know, it sounds like a stupid reason for an adult reader to decry a kids' book. And I'd agree, if I were talking about it being too easy to read. But I'm not; I'm talking about the plot resolving too easily.
Simply stated, there was no real conflict in this book. Meg and Lowrie were pitted against false obstacles and tore through them with no effort. The people they met along their journey were all either completely passive or helpful to a ridiculous degree. Not only was there no point in this book where I thought "Oh, that's going to stop them," there was also no point where I thought "Oh, that might slow them down a little." As other reviews have pointed out, Belch was set up as… Read more