Monday, 31 December 2012

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Pages: 308
Publisher:  Scholastic Press (My version as part of The Complete Alcatraz by Orion)
Released: 1st of October 2007

Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.

What I  Have To Say

This was a great read. Really funny. The plot and world were really well thought out and the humour twined throughout it was just perfect. The narrator was really likable, despite his best attempts to point out that he wasn't. 

I think the thing I liked most about this book was the way he unashamedly mocked a lot of the most used writing techniques. Especially all the times that he pointed out the foreshadowing, or referred back to it when it came up. 

Seriously, if you want a laugh and like general silliness, this book is for you.

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