Wednesday, May 05, 2010

2010 book 115

Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid
The Percy Jackson author is back w/ a whole new series about EGYPTIAN gods! Totally different! But not really. So a brother and sister have been separated since their mother's mysterious death six years earlier, and now their dad has caused a mysterious accident that has let loose a bad God , and they have to use their newfound powers to save everyone and stuff. The narrative device here is that they're taking turns speaking into a tape recorder (and, annoyingly, interrupting each other). There were some good characters but pretty much everything was formulaic. Entertaining, but not nearly as good as the Percy books. B.

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