Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monster Hunter International
The only negative thing I have to say about the book is that there a few plot contrivances. In other words, it almost seemed the author wrote himself into a corner, an impossible situation, and had to resort to a trick to get out of it. I won't spell it out any more for fear of spoilers but...does anybody remember the first Superman movie with Christopher Reeves?
And, like a video game, the horrific nature of the monsters made them seem impossible to kill...and yet it happened...and then the next monster was even worse...and yet the MHI teams triumphed...etc. Our hero gets mauled and mangled so badly he couldn't have been much more than a walking road rash and yet there he is fighting hard in the next scene. Good escapist summer reading. Nothing wrong with that. The end sets up a sequel or three and I suspect Hollywood and/or computer game design companies are on the move.
Top 10 Books in no particular order (Well Known Authors)
- "The Stand" by Stephen King
- "Kane and Able" by Jeffrey Archer
- "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara
- "The Dark Elf Trilogy" by RA Salvatore
- "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
- "River God" by Wilbur Smith
- "Mortalis" by RA Salvatore
- "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
- "Centennial" by James A Michener
- "The Repairman Jack" series by F. Paul Wilson