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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials: His Dark M&hellip by Philip Pullman
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I selected this book based on recommendations that it would be a good novel for 8-12 year old male readers. It's science fantasy and was very slow going, as the first section seems as much "information dump" as actual story. The heroine, a pre-teen girl, isn't terribly likable in the first section either, which made me not want to finish the book. However, I shouldered onward and it improved greatly in the second section. Definately a good book for young boys, if they can manage to tolerate part one.
Ironically, in defense of the book, I handed it to my 9-year-old the morning after I finished it. When I got home from work that night, he was halfway into part two! So obviously from a… Read more
Marrow by Robert Reed
Marrow by Robert Reed
This book had a reasonably good idea, but failed to keep my attention. I had to force myself to finish it. None of the characters appealed, and only the plot kept me involved. I had to know where it would end, sort of like watching a train wreck in progress...
Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
I like Larry as a character and wish there was more of him in later books than flash-cameos. It was a rather good read, with a few too many subplots at times. The heroine still seems believable, getting herself in over her head and having to use her wits and pure luck to get herself back out of it. This book of the series concentrates on the first true fae seen (a pair of fairy siblings and a nursery boggle) as well as vampires and a few murders outside of St. Louis instead of the city itself. It also starts to emphasize that Anita isn't truly a cop, although she works for the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team as a consultant. I think BB is setting up a bit more of the future books… Read more