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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3)The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This third installment of Riordan's Olympians series was highly recommended by my friends who've read the series.

I find myself fonder of Riordan's plots and characters than the writing. In part that's because I'm not a huge fan of first-person narration. Or short, declarative sentences. Like the sentences here. Sentences I'm pastiching from Riordan. However, that said, I enjoyed this book. Perhaps for Spring Break I'll treat myself to The Battle of the Labyrinth.

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Jan. 7th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I have to confess, he gets something of a pass because of the material. I ended up reading all of them during one of the rainy Pennsics, and that was a good setting for it.

I rather liked the movie, though they took some liberties. It was closer to the first book than Bond movies are to anything Ian Fleming wrote.
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
"...he gets something of a pass because of the material...." Absolutely.

I fear I am a hopeless case when it comes to that. My evidence is that today we saw the trailer for Wrath of the Titans, and despite the heaping pile of waste that was the latest Clash of the Titans, I'm virtually guaranteed to see Wrath the week it opens. I have no excuse--sometimes it is just important to acknowledge ones weaknesses. ;-)
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Having nothing to do with the series you posted, perhaps apropos of YA fantasy series, this was super-duper gorgeous:

I borrowed a copy from Mid-York and am seriously considering my very own copy.
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
*Makes sign against the evil eye* "Get thee back from me minion of Sat..." Oh. Never mind. *downloads sample to Nook reader*
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