Tucker Grizzwell's Worst Week Ever by Bill Schorr and Ralph Smith was borne from a comic strip and is (supposedly) aimed at children. However, I found it to be so full of word play and puns that I think it would be better suited to an adult audience. In my opinion, it was a little too densely packed with jokes to the point of being somewhat annoying and obnoxious. This wasn't marketed as a collection of comic strips but it was lacking in a coherent plot beyond the bare bones 'lesson learned' tale of a cub realizing that adults may not necessarily have all of the answers to the world's questions.
Apologies for the shortness of this review but some books don't lend themselves to a lengthy analysis especially when they're so middle of the road like this one. 2/10
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What's Up Next: Peanuts Vol. 9 by Charles Schulz (and others)
What I'm Currently Reading: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
I found this cross-series collection of novels all dealing with the same enemy but in different ways, in different times and sections of space to be an interesting concept. The separate novels were entertaining and fairly well-written for this type of novel.
Got to say it does not surprise me that it is freaks and that it is geeks that change the world for the better, and make it a much better place to live with their crazy ideas and their crazy inventions, and their crazy dreams, and how those who are not considered freaks and those who are not considered geeks by the society, always find a way to mess their ideas, their inventions, and their dreams up and use them in a such terrible way that they don't benefit the society in a good way and in a long run. Steve's no doubt a genius, a very smart man of immensely high intelligence, and a true computer geek, and it's that combination, that has made the incredibly crazy idea of one of the world's most powerful tech companies come true and come to life.
If you have not read the first two book (Hell Divers & Hell Divers: Ghosts) in the series, stop right now and go order them. They are both fantastic reads that you will not want to put down. This review will contain SPOILERS for both of those books and you really don’t want to do that to yourself, so just stop reading this now and start at the beginning of the series. Trust me you won’t regret it.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is back with his killer Hell divers series and this time the divers are spending more time on Earth than ever before:
Team Raptor has been left behind on Earth by the Hive but they were able to find a new ship Deliverance to help take them to the last coordinates that Xavier “X” Rodriguez had given and hope that he is still alive after all these years. They are on a rescue mission that has zero chance of being a success but they have to hope for something and to prove to X that he was not left behind by everyone. While on the Hive Captain Jordan is losing control over the ship. The people are angry, supplies are running out and Hell Divers are in short supply. Jordan will do everything in his power to keep the ship in the air even if it means, lying, cheating and murdering to keep it that way. Team Raptor may be in danger from the nightmare creatures that now plague the Earth, but they also need to keep their eyes on the sky for danger comes from familiar places.