Well, I've started reading the books.
Now, I'm not saying I won't wind up liking them. There are far too many of my friends who like them for them to be utter shite.
I'm only 30 pages in, but all I can think so far is a mental image of the faceless author, hollering in my face "Exposition! Exposition! EXPOSITION! DID YOU GET ALL THAT EXPOSITION, YET? WHAT ABOUT THE CLUMSY ACTION SCENE? IT'S, LIKE, WEIRD, RIGHT?"
Also "We were studying this weird event and that in school, as it is the only thing I'm mentioning in a "months of school" montage, do you tink dis might be impoahtent later on? And wheelchaired teacher (who most certainly isn't our Giles figure. No way.) bringing.. weapons (that can handily transform into bic pens and historical artifacts to school and.... "You MUST learn about Greek mytholgy in my latin class !"(wait, wut?). Excuse me while I face palm.
Mind you, I like the humour.
And, please: nobody pledge the "but it's a kid's book" defense. This shit is clumsy as hell, sorry.
I'm back to reading. I'll give this the whole first book to convince me rather than my standard 100 pages.
Listening to: Arcade Fire
Reading: Percy Jackson, Never let me go, One of our thursda
Watching: The King's Speech
Playing: "find the life"....
Eating: Bread and Butter - it's teh shit
Drinking: Starbux Starbux and then some Starbux