Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Books of 2007, Part 2

9-18) The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril and The End by Lemony Snicket - I enjoyed the rest of this series a lot. After book four, the pattern that was clear in the beginning of the series changed and that kept it more interesting. The End had a suprisingly satisfying conclusion. And the series get three Oasis palm trees.

19-21) The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman - What a great fantasy series. Wonderful ideas about religion and God, innocence and responsibility, love and our souls. Groundbreaking work, really. Check it out if you can. It's not just for kids. Four Oasis palm trees.

Twenty one books in four months. I think I'm going to be okay. And I'm trying to remember if I read anything else between those two series.


Dieter said...

I really enjoyed the first book, thought the second one was okay, and the last one was "eh". But I'm looking forward to the movies anyway.

Matt said...

I actually thought the books got better as they went on. I liked the last book a lot.