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review 2018-06-23 12:18
Armageddon Outta Here, Derek Landy
Armageddon Outta Here - Derek Landy

I haven't read any Skulduggery in ages but it's perfect for my current mood - that is fun, lightweight and fast-paced. The short story form offers the opportunity to experiment and Landy takes that opportunity, varying genre, tone and narrative perspective and in doing so proving he's not just a one note writer. I'd very happily see him produce novels that showed the same variety. The haunted house story was particularly good, building a great atmosphere of dread.

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text 2018-06-23 11:02
Reading progress update: I've read 434 out of 479 pages.
Armageddon Outta Here - Derek Landy

One of these stories is a great haunted house tale told from the perspective of a "mortal" that shows Landy is capable of more than the joke-a-minute and cartoon violence of your typical Skulduggery Pleasant book - a style that can pall if you overdose on it.

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text 2018-06-22 11:53
Reading progress update: I've read 240 out of 479 pages.
Armageddon Outta Here - Derek Landy

The contents page doubles as a timeline showing where these stories fit in relation to each other and the series of novels - a neat innovation, I thought.

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text 2018-06-19 18:04
Reading progress update: I've read 74 out of 479 pages.
Armageddon Outta Here - Derek Landy

The usual crazy wise-cracking nonsense from the Skeleton Detective - but in short story form!

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review 2017-09-14 14:47
Amber, the 16 yr old girl demon is on the run
Demon Road 02. Desolation - Derek Landy

The 2nd book of the series following "Demon Road". Amber is now safe from her parents, but not from the demon that gave his parents power. 

 

She is on the run with her protector Milo. 

 

This is more blood and gory on this installment. 

 

Reading this for Chilling Children square. 

 

 

 

OK. Amber is a bit more demon-y than the last one. Also, the single romantic exchange lack the build-up that it needs.

 

So... it is more like a irrational teenager who is a bit off than a rational teenager character perceived by teenagers. Do adults really think of teenagers this way?

 

The kiss a bit too awkward.

 

The fights a bit too bloody for my taste. 

 

The mistake made, not wearing a seat belt while playing chicken with an enemy vehicle.

 

All mistake that really pieces of the story that is not doing much to the plot. 

 

Where is the plot btw?

 

Amber is being chase by Hell Hound who are more like mean bikers. 

 

Javier and other amateur demon fighters are all added to the story without really adding strength to the fight. 

 

So... not the highest point. But still readable. Like a girl in the lead. Like being at least somewhat LGBT friendly.

 

So... probably going to read the last one of the series. 

 

 

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