Sunday, February 11, 2007

Maximum Ride: The Angle Experiment by James Patterson

This young adult novel has a dumb name, an even worse cover, and it’s by James Patterson, who wrote Suzanne’s Letters to Nicholas, which I read a few years ago and hated. You’d think I’d steer clear of his stuff, and I normally would, but my oldest son wanted to read it, and while I couldn’t possibly read everything he reads, I thought this looked like something I ought to check out. It was surprisingly enjoyable. Not a great or important book, but entertaining. It’s kind of an X-Men story, about kids who’ve been genetically engineered to have wings. I know, it sounds stupid! But like I said, I enjoyed it. It's a little violent, and since there's a barely-begun romance in this one, I'll have to read the sequels, too, before my son does. But I kind of want to! I'm still surprised.

2 comments:

  1. If Zed likes science fiction, has he read the Artemis Fowl series? If he is a voracious reader, he probably has, but I thought I'd recommend it just in case. I love the whole series (you, of course, have to read the first one first, but it's actually my least favorite, so reserve judgement until after the second).

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  2. Oh, yes, he's read the Artemis Fowl books. Several times, I think. He loves science fiction and fantasy right now. I liked The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. It's part of a trilogy, and I haven't read the others yet. Have you read those? I know Zed would like them, but the first one seemed too dark or something, and I haven't introduced him yet. Maybe I should, though. Most recently, I made him start All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. I thought he needed something to supplement (or offset) all the fantasy he's been reading. He likes it a lot.

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