Pages In Gold --- Special Review


Maze of Bones Book 1 and 2

Shawdow of a Bull

Mary Poppins

The Hundred and One Dalmations and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Eclipse and Breaking Dawn

Twilight and New Moon

Raven's Gate and Stormbreaker

Point Blanc and Skeleton Key

Eagle Strike and

Ark Angel and Snakehead

Alex Rider The Gadgets and Narnia TheMagician's Nephew

Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe and Narnia TheHorse And HisBoy

Evil Star and Al Capone Does My Shirts

Granny the Pag and The Wind in the Willow

The Midnight Fox and The Eyes of the Amaryllis

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 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 

17 May 2010



This is the first story in the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, whose family has a long line of criminals starting hundreds of years ago. The Fowls are closely related to another family known as the Butlers, who serve as their bodyguards and butlers (just some background information, they are secretly trained, then serve the Fowls for the rest of their lives. They also cannot let their employer know their real name, just calling them Butler) Somehow, he finds out about a group of "fairy tale creatures", meaning fairies, gnomes, sprites, centaurs, etc. Since his family's fortune is getting smaller, and he is getting poorer, Artemis decides to kidnap a fairy, and demands a ransom of pure gold. Unfortunately for him, this is a very dangerous thing to do.
The book is interesting, as well as exciting. It is the kind of book that keeps the reader flipping the page. If you like fairies in a modern world (meaning using guns), this is the book for you.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (translated by Ralph Manheim)

17 May 2010

There are three types of books for reviews: 1) Books that are too short to summarise(the whole story is told). 2) Books that are just nice for summarising 3) Books that are too long to summarise

This book falls in the third category. The story focuses on a fat little boy called Bastian Balthazar Bux. One day, while running away from some kids, he comes into a bookshop, and steals a book. He escapes, hides in the school attic and starts reading. There's a difference of what happens in the book and what really happens. The parts of the story that really happens is in italics. The ones in the book are in normal letters.                                         

The book has many chapters, each starting with a fancy letter that is difficult to read. Sometimes a little reading on is required to "decipher" the letter. Every chapter is about a new character or place, and always ends with telling the future of the character and saying , "But that is another story, and shall be told another time." The book tells of friendship and even betrayal.

Just some information, the book was originally in German, and published in 1979. The English translation came out 4 years later. This book was also made into multiple films.