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Alright, so this book wasn't crap. It wasn't Twilight or one of those ripoff stalkerish YA novels filling the shelves these days. It just wasn't that enjoyable and could have been done a lot better.
In short: Lots of people think this book is awesome. I think different.

When 23 year old Sister Evangeline of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York discovers a letter dated 1943 from Abigail Rockefeller, the famed philanthropist, to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent, she uncovers a millennia-old war between the Society of Angelologists and the Nephilim (descendants of fallen angels). As Evangeline shares her discovery with angeologists, she assists them in their efforts to halt the Nephilim from overpowering humankind.

I wasn't sucked in by the blurb at all, to be honest, but since it was recommended to me and the reviews were glowing, I figured I'd look at this book from the 'I'm reading quality literature!' perspective. However, I just couldn't enjoy it and soon put the book down (not before reading the oh-so-shocking ending, of course. Meh. I'd guessed the twist from just the first ten chapters.)



In short...I'm unimpressed and gave up shortly after Chapter 10.
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So I'm reading my brand new copy of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which I forked out $20 for. And it is BRILLIANT, I'm so glad I bought it. Ceca, I'm going to make you read this. You have NO IDEA OF ITS  BRILLIANCE, I GUARANTEE YOU.

Eventually, even stars burn out.


But I'm posting this because...

Because all there on the bridge was one in the Force, from the gross structure of the ship itself to the quantum dance of the electron shells of individual atoms - and because, after all, the nerves and muscles of the bio-droid general were creations of electronics and duranium, not living tissue with will of its own- it was just barely possible that with exactly the right twist of his mind, in that once vulnerable quarter of a second while Grievous was distracted, flinching backward from a spray of flame hot enough to burn even his armored body, Obi-Wan might be able to temporarily reverse the polarity of the electrodrivers in the general's mechanic hands.

Emphasis mine.

BUT SERIOUSLY, DID I JUST READ THAT?? aslj;alskjf;alsf look my brain is weird I can't cope with this sort of thing. Especially as I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan..

Hahaha. Anyway, if you've got the time and the money, just go buy 'Star Wars; Revenge of the Sith' by Matthew Stover, even if you've never seen a Star Wars film. I haven't, just bits... I've kind of patched together a knowledge of the canon through reading my cousin's novelisations, picture books, video games, encyclopedias etc. I've been to Star Wars exhibitions, read Star Wars fanfic (admittedly only Estora's) and I just bought a Star Wars book, even though I've never watched any of the films the whole way through.

I think it might be time, actually. Better go borrow some DVD's..


Feb. 16th, 2010 07:26 pm
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A Citie Watche Fanfic, set in the Discworlde.


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