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The Collectors’ Society and The Hidden Library Reviews

So, for this review, I’m doing two books in one review. I’m doing that because for the most part, my review for the second book is the same as the first book. Anyway, you can find a synopsis for both books here. For The Collectors’ Society, there are three things that I wish were different about the book. The first thing is that I wished that the whole getting to Wonderland plotline had progressed a lot faster that it had. I mean, I get that the author had to set the beginning of the story in order for the rest of the story to make sense, such as Alice learning about 21st Century technology, but it wasn’t until the story was about half way to two-thirds done that we, as the audience, get to Wonderland. The second thing that I would change is Alice and Finn’s relationship. I thought that their relationship had been rushed. It’s not that because their relationship wasn’t well developed. It’s just that it felt like it went from 0 to 160 in no time. The third thing that I wish was different was the sex scenes. Now, keep in mind that I am not opposed to sex scenes in books, given the right context. What I mean by that is I expect sex scenes to be either implied, or in romance novels or books like Fifty Shades of Grey. I definitely did not expect the sex scenes to be described as it is to be in a book like The Collectors’ Society. Anyway, as The Hidden Library, I found it to be very interesting. It makes me want to read the next book.
The Collector's SocietyThe Hidden Library


I was watching an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway and of the games they played was called Weird Newscasters. Anyway, Ryan’s thing was that he was Frankenstein who was looking for a mate. When he was doing his thing, the way he did it pissed me off. The reason it pissed me off was because he portrayed the monster as being stupid. Now, in the book, the monster wasn’t stupid. He learned to talk and read. Anyway, that just pisses me off.



Like in my previous post, I was reading an essay from In The Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural.  The essay was Horror, Humanity, And The Demon in the Mirror by Dr. Gregory Stevenson.  Anyway, as I was reading the essay, an interesting point was brought up.  The point was that brought up was that TV shows, books, plays, etc., have metaphors for reality.  I found it to be true because in a way, it’s true.  Case in point would be all of the monsters that Sam and Dean hunt and kill.  You could say that these monsters are the things that we fear in real life such as financial, family, or relationship issues.  That in turn made me think about this point that my Freaks and Monsters teacher brought up.  In the class, things like the fairgrounds, medical conditions, etc., was taught.  Anyway, one of the things that was brought up in class was the book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.  In the book, the way that Frankenstein was brought to life through electricity.  Well, apparently, when the book was written, electricity was relatively new.  Since it was new, it wasn’t well understood by the public.  And people tend to fear what they don’t know or understand.  So, it’s understandable that electricity was used as a horror device in the book.  Well, my point is that we use things that we don’t know, understand well, or fear as scary devices.  Anyway, I think that both points are interesting.

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