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Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« on: September 29, 2009, 05:23:32 AM »
great book! very funny and clever, as always.  best line had to be when alcatraz commented on there being towers on every building and "seizing the throne".  Folsom's Talent was awesome. i can totally seem him surrounded by a whole bunch of Librarians, then putting on headphones and just taking them all out. so cool.  i'll be interested to see where the whole Lybrarian thing goes.  any guesses on who Alcatraz supposedly murders? my guess is Attica.

And is it weird that i was able to read the whole "frustrating part" in chapter 14 without any trouble at all?
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 07:07:50 PM »
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No. I read it perfectly too. My little sister really struggled with it, though, and I had to translate it for her. So I guess if it's weird, then I'm weird too.

I loved the book, as always. I don't know that I can choose a best line. I'm already trying to figure out if it's possible to work the line about "If the knights cut you off from their rock, you get exiled from their giant glass mushroom" into a conversation at all, let alone without looking like an idiot.

Who Alcatraz murders? Attica makes sense. After all, Attica is supposedly trying to give everyone Smedry Talents, which Alcatraz knows from the tomb is not a good idea. My guess would be that Alcatraz tries to stop him from whatever he's doing, and in so doing accidentally kills Attica.

My favorite part of the book was when Alcatraz marries Folsom to Himalaya, and she starts kicking the crap out of the Librarians. That was the one part of the book that I couldn't figure out before it actually happened, and was all the more awesome for it.

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For those of you avoiding spoilers, the book is great, go read it. 
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 11:12:22 PM »
**spoilers as well**

The book was amzing, as usual. I though had trouble reading chapter 14. One of my favorite parts had to be when Al and his mother see each other. Also when he see's her lying about him, that I thought was cool. The one problem I have is I can't imagine Shasta acting as she is to write the letter that she left at the end of book 2. Even worse I can't imagine Attica wrting the note he left on the packege in book 1. He acted through out the book like he didn't care what was going on with the war..that bugged me.
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 05:54:48 AM »
Another awesome entry in the Alcatraz series.   :)

I think my favorite bit had to be the joke:

"Why did the librarian slip and fall down?

Because she was looking through the library's nonfriction section."

Don't know why, but that bit cracked me up for a good 20 minutes.  ;D

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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 07:08:37 AM »
i don't know about 20 minutes, but i agree, that was a good line :)
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 07:26:33 PM »
Amazon could use some reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/043992555X
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 07:54:11 PM »
I would, but alas, I do not have the ability to post reviews on amazon...
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 11:43:01 PM »
same here...wish i did
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 01:23:48 AM »
And why is that? Do you not have an amazon account?
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 04:31:42 AM »
I believe that Amazon doesn't let u write a review unless u have purchased at least one book from them
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 05:58:35 AM »
That is correct.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 10:57:30 PM »
Hmmm... That's interesting. I never knew that.
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009, 07:43:31 AM »
I'll post a review when I get a chance. 'Twill be my first Amazon review.

It's funny. Brandon wrote Book 4 as a break from the WoT, and I read book 3 as a break from my WoT reread. (Ok, it wasn't *that* funny. I mean, I laughed. A little.)

This book took much longer to gain steam than the others (keeping in mind of course how very short they all are). After the explosion, things slowed way the heck down and didn't pick up again until the very end. The climax was far more satisfying, though. The line "I was a Smedry" had me laughing with glee as I realized what he was about to do.

For a while I thought Grandpa Smedry would turn out to be evil. I really didn't want him to, and I'm glad he didn't. He's my favorite character, by far. I mean, he's two parts Dr. Emmit Brown and one part Dumbledore, for crying out loud. I had Sir Leno pegged from his second appearance, though.

I don't really have a favorite line, but one of my favorite things was the Silimatic pig and all of the jokes it created. So classic.

Lastly, will there really be a book 5, or was that just Alcatraz being a tease?
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 05:26:43 PM »
that's what i want to know too.  i think brandon is contracted for four, and a fifth book is a possibility if scholastic thinks its a good idea. so we need to do what Alcatraz says and buy his books!
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Re: Alcatraz 3 *spoilers* (maybe)
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 05:50:57 PM »
I was actually thinking the other day that it's entirely possible that we'll never actually see the scene where Alcatraz is tied to an altar (supposedly in book 5). I mean, I can totally see him at the end of the series being like, "Yeah, remember that line I started book 1 with? Yeah, that never actually happened." Or even having it happen in a chapter break or something like that. It would fit Alcatraz's sense of humor so far.

It would also have a bunch of unhappy readers, though.
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