Monday, September 30, 2019

Book Report: The Obsidian Blade Essay

I picked this book because it had the coolest cover of all the books on the list. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I have found that books that do not have cool covers are often quite boring. Like one of the other books just had writing on the cover which guarantees extreme boringness in my opinion. This book is about round circles in the air called diskos that people go through and end up in weird places like on top of a pyramid with priests that stab you in the heart or inside of a whale. It is quite violent at times, which is good because some of the in between parts are kind of boring, but not boring enough to stop reading completely, just boring like waiting for a bus that is late and you’re really bored but also kind of anxious because you really want the bus to show up. The main character is Tucker Flay, and his motivation is mostly that he wants to find his parents who went through this hole. Also, he is trying not to get killed or turned into a zombie. Then this biker guy lives in a black barn and burns off his mustache, and a lot of other stuff happens which is even weirder, like one part where a giant worm starts eating people, and the part where Tucker’s mom goes crazy because she’s addicted to Sudoku. There are no themes, just weird things happening, so I guess the main theme is just weirdness. Mostly, this was an okay book except for the boring parts and the ending which I didn’t get at all. I would recommend it to anyone who likes weird boring books that kind of leave you hanging at the end wondering what just happened.

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