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Chuck Farris and the Labyrinth of Doom
     

Chuck Farris and the Labyrinth of Doom

by Lois Gresh, Danny Gresh
 
Written by a seventh-grader and his mom

Welcome to the second novel in the Chuck Farris Play-Station2 action and adventure series!

In Chuck Farris and the Labyrinth of Doom, Digger and Jack are back in action, trying to destroy everything that Chuck and his friends, Josh Samson and Melody Shaw, protected in The Tower of Darkness. The

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Written by a seventh-grader and his mom

Welcome to the second novel in the Chuck Farris Play-Station2 action and adventure series!

In Chuck Farris and the Labyrinth of Doom, Digger and Jack are back in action, trying to destroy everything that Chuck and his friends, Josh Samson and Melody Shaw, protected in The Tower of Darkness. The Bug-Off lingers, the pasty blue flowers still grow on the bridge leading to the Demon of Runes. New video games have hit the stores, and Chuck's already beating them. This time, he's gearing up for the battle of his life. He's ready. Let Digger and Jack attack, just let them. But when they do, Chuck's in for a shock! The games have changed, and he doesn't know how to play the right moves in the Tower of Darkness world. It seems all is lost.

To make matters worse, Chuck must leave the Tower of Darkness and battle the creatures, demons, and rotting vegetation of a mutating maze: The Labyrinth of Doom. The rules keep changing, the corridors disappear before his eyes. Other things disappear. People disappear. Why? What on earth can Chuck do to save them all?

The Chuck Farris action and adventure series is the first ever written about a real video game console that offers hot-breaking tips, strategies, and commentaries about Play-Station2, the hottest console in gaming history.

Author Biography: Lois Gresh and her twelve-year-old son, Danny, are the authors of Chuck Farris and the Tower of Darkness and Dragonball Z, an unauthorized guide to the popular children's television series. Lois's other books include The Computers of Star Trek and The Termination Node(nominated for a 1999 Nebula Best Novel Award). She is also the author of dozens of suspense, science fiction, and fantasy stories and has been nominated five times for the Bram Stoker and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. Danny has personally played every game in the novels.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The sequel to Chuck Farris and the Tower of Darkness (ECW, 2001/VOYA October 2001) is an exciting action story for middle school age boys. Following closely on Chuck's first adventure, the seventh-grader is swept back into the realm of video games come to life as his old nemesis, Digger McGraw, returns. Chuck and his friends, Josh and Melody, and new schoolmate, George, again must become superheroes as they battle through dangerous levels of frozen labyrinths; confront Digger and his sidekick, Jack; and eventually reach the tenth level, where the Demon of Runes is trapped. Unfortunately, Chuck's eventual and predictable success is a let-down. After all his struggles, it seems that all the Demon needed was Chuck's presence. Inadvertently captured, the Demon is freed by the incompetent Digger, and Chuck is free to go until the Demon inevitably needs him again. Chuck has a few nice moments on his journey as he comes to understand more about his own life and how being abandoned by his father has shaped him. For most readers, however, these sparks will not make up for the lackluster conclusion, as Chuck returns to the real world and again finds that no one remembers his successful heroics. The PlayStation2(tm) game tips and hints in this novel are tied more closely to the story line but seem to be too superficial to help all but the most novice player. Purchase this book for libraries in which the first was popular. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2001, ECW Press, 250p,
— Gillian Wiseman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550224603
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Playstation2 Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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