Week 16–Shadow Moon

Ok, this book barely deserves a blog. It was so terrible. It took me longer than a week to read it, and I had to force myself to stay up on Saturday night to finish, just so I could have a book for Week 16.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=Bibliograph07-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0553572857&fc1=F3EDED&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=040404&f=ifrThe book is called Shadow Moon, and as I said before, it was terrible.  Based on the movie Willow, an 80s film by George Lucas, it tells the story of Willow Ulfgood cum Thorn Drumheller, a dwarf who must protect the Sacred Princess Elora from any harm, for she is the hope of their entire world.

I won’t spend very long on this book. I recommend everyone not read it, but it’s a book, and I can’t just write blogs on books I like.

The book is a mess. The language is sloppy, the plot is choppy, and there’s non-stop action, but not in a good way.  Usually, a book’s plot is an arc, with occasional flash-backs and time jumps here and there that still add to the build-up of the story.  This book climaxes in the first ten pages and plateaus, so that it’s a non-stop climax. Which, frankly, is absurd. There’s too much going on. Thorn’s energy reserves are tapped out by the 5th chapter, and yet somehow he manages to find a way to continue through the most impossible situations.  The dialog sounds more like it belongs in a cheesy anime flick than a novel. Most of the scenes are a confusing jumble of action, and time/elements/place shift dramatically without any explanation whatsoever.  The book reads like it was written by a ten-year-old. Don’t read it.


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