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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Atherton: The House of Power


Author: Patrick Carman
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Pages: 330
Publisher: Little, Brown
Edition: Hardcover, 2007


This grabbed me and wouldn't let me go the entire time! Instantly, I was intrigued by the Frankeinstein quote and the strange conversation between the two disembodied voices. Edgar's tale then unfolds with lots of fast paced action and suspenseful plot twists, a cast of well-delineated major and minor characters, and wonderful illustrations (I'd like just a few more... um... maybe a dozen more, of Squire Broel's pencil drawings, actually!) I know that there is quite a bit of environmental message attached and all the science might not be accurately scientific and border on magical elements, but I bought it all: the world, the characters, the events, and wasn't even that distraught to find no ending to this particular portion of the tale.

I was reluctant to start reading the book, since there is a half-wrap dust jacket and a Bonus CD-ROM -- gimmicks that made me skeptical: the book must not be that great if they need to include special cover design and extra materials to draw readers! Glad that I did read it, really glad!

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2 Comments:

At 8:17 AM , Blogger Stacy (my friends call me Stasia) Dillon said...

I loved this as well! I cannot wait for the next one.

 
At 4:46 PM , Blogger fairrosa said...

Hi, Stasia! Glad that you loved this one, too. What other books would you recommend me to read? (Must be 2007 Publication! Sorry)

 

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