More recent reads

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Tue Nov 4 07:51:10 EST 2003


>My husband and I just read _The Amulet of Samarkand_ and were pretty 
>darn impressed. Both of us thought that it was much, much, much 
>better than the also-hyped and very vaguely similar (to me) Artemis 
>Fowl. We're both looking forward to the sequels of Stroud's book 
>(even though the cover & presentation at the bookstore where we 
>picked it up made me think we were lucky that a free "your *very 
>own* Amulet" wasn't included with each purchase).

LOL.  No doubt there'll be plenty of  'Win a Trip to Samarkand' 
competitions when the film comes out!   It seemed to me that the hype 
about _Artemis Fowl_ built up a little more slowly - some of it 
following reader approval.  But maybe I'm just trying to defend the 
local boy made good there.  I wasn't very taken with Artemis Fowl 
either, FWIW.

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