Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You need to reed this! 5

hey all still no fencing updates other than lack of practice have me, well not out of shape, but certainly not in fencing shape. and with my brothers lacrosse schedule being so busy all USFA tournament options are on hold for the moment.

so i have been taking to my books and i don't mean my school books because those are just boring. so as usual i have found myself turning the pages of one good book after another.

Maximum Ride the Angel Experiment, by James Paterson has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. this book is one never ending adrenaline rush. everything from mad scientists to werewolves, sort of, and genetically recombined life forms.

its a great series my only problems with it are that with each new book the plot line gets farther away from what, in SYFY, passes for borderline believability and moves towards come on you have got to be kidding me ludicrous. mercifully in the latest book in the series Patterson has brought the plot back to basics.

my other problem with the series is that throughout the series Card has developed quite a few loose ends in the plot. stuff that could be developed into critical parts of the plot just gets abandoned never even mentioned again. some of the abilities of the main characters, recombinant life forms that drop of the map forever after just one paragraph. entire groups of sentient beings that just stop being a part of the story after one book.

still worse on at least one occasion the bad guy is never discovered or investigated or anything. and sometimes the villains intent is just completely left in the dark and brushed aside as unimportant. Mr. Patterson now that you have the flock public there is now reason why they wouldn't have thrown your latest villains in jail rather then let him, and it, sit in a freezer for a few hours instead of a prison cell for the rest of their lives.

and I'm sorry but one of the books (don't remember which off the top of my head, but i want to say it was the fourth or fifth book) was almost totally a petition to save the earth. not that i mind that, heck I'm all for it, but in writing it Patterson almost completely abandoned the plot line, which i find inexcusable.

I'm sorry Mr. Patterson but if you don't get your act together this is one series you may end up killing all on your own. and it really would be a shame for that to happen because i really do love the series.