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Posted November 22, 2008
Not so great
Ok this book sounds really great. A book about James bond as a teen, fighting a somewhat terrorist group in the middle of italy. You would think it would be awsome but it really isnt. It is a pretty short book only 368 pgs and an easy read but it drags on and on and on. I felt like i read 300 pgs of boring and nothing to get to an exciting 68 pgs. Sure those 68 pgs are kind of exciting but the bases of the book is completly boring. It's a shame because it's such a great idea. If it were written by a Anthony Horowitz or a Robert Muchamore this would be a great book. But its a poorly written boring 300 pgs to get to a kind of exciting 68 pgs. I would recommend this book to someone who wont mind a very long and slow start to get to a somewhat juicy ending.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2007
More violent but less engaging, 'Blood Fever' is more viscerally indulgent than 'Silverfin,' but maintains a joyless quality that seems inappropriate for a young adult adventure. Higson's first Young Bond book took awhile to get going, and then never really took off. 'Blood Fever' starts with a bang, but Higson's juxtaposition of innocence and violence is marked by odd bits of characterization that make little sense. The plot is once again slow, although scene changes are relatively rapid and little time is spent on reflection. Higson also frequently describes young Bond in various stages of physical collapse throughout both books this robs the character of the youthful vitality one would associate with a 13-year old, and the 'mouthful of dust' 'lungs aching and/or exploding' comments lose their force after several readings. In sum, 'Blood Fever' suffers from violent, adult themes shoehorned into a young adult format, a young Bond faced with villains and circumstances more suitable for a Connery than a kid.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.