Monday, December 13, 2010
"Witch & Wizard" by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
What happens next? Well you'll have to read it to find out.
The next question would be did I like it? Yes, and no. I thought it was a brilliant concept, kind of like that of mixing situations that remind of "Maximum Ride" (also by James Patterson), "Harry Potter", "The Hunger Games", and ongoing themes of a nazi-Germany situation and probably that of the Salem Witch Trials. I think the story was great, itself. However, I did not think the execution was nearly as great as the idea. I had several problems including, James Patterson's use of short, (as in 2-3 pages) 'chapters'. I usually enjoy this a lot, for "Daniel X" and "Maximum Ride" as examples, it was great and really carried the story on. This story, I think would have done better with longer chapters, such as 5-6 pages at least. I think the short chapters really just made it kind of choppy and confusing, although I realize that was probably just me. That's the other thing, I found probably the first half of the book just plain confusing... There were a few other, say, 'quirks' but all in all I did enjoy this book. I give it 4/5 stars!
Also, weirdly enough, I believe the sequel to "Witch & Wizard" comes out today. "The Gift"