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Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Thoughts: Oblivion, by Anthony Horowitz

Gatekeepers #5: 

Page Count: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Walker 
  • Release Date: 4 Oct 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844286231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844286232

Book Description 
"Having escaped from Hong Kong, the Five Gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate landscape where the last survivors of humanity must fight the ultimate battle"-Amazon


My Thoughts
After reading Oblivion, I'm starting to think I have membrane issues. You've probably read some of my other reviews where I say things like "I couldn't get "In" to the novel, It felt like I was experiencing things through a transparent membrane" right?

Well this was sorta the case with Oblivion. I'm not sure whether it's the Point of view, or something of the like. But I got the sense that I was a bystander, idly watching the story go by with a strong sense of security. The descriptions were great, the story telling amazing- yet it didn't feel like I (the reader) was a part of the story.

One of the many "pros" of Oblivion was the fact that people (LOADS OF THEM) died. And when I say "loads" I literally mean it. Like thousands.... It added an aspect of realism only glimpsed in YA fantasy. I should warn you though, some people die in... Shall I say grotesque ways. (Torture included

 In conclusion, I must say I would recommend Oblivion to one of my friends, the ending of Oblivion was given good thought and was carefully crafted.  A very decent read people!

Rating: A
What to expect?
  • Apocalyptic scenery
  • Old ones!
  • Destruction
  • Battle
  • D-D-D-Death!
Check out Anthony Horowitz's adventure in Antarctica (yes he actually went there) as he got the feel for the setting of his final book- Oblivion!

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