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Re: Airman

Postby Kagoma_Kage » Thu 31st Jan 2008

I've read it.
And I'll answer any questions directed at me.
For the most part I really didn't like it. It's okay for the first few chapters then lunges into some really dark un-colfer-like content. I think it was an attempt to avoid people thinking he can only write cheerful books. But it just seemed like a thin vial to distract from weak storytelling.
Also the romance was still god awful. And it had more historical inaccuracies than you could shake a stick at. :poke:
This was a real breakaway book for him and not in a good way.
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Re: Airman

Postby 2bAgen. » Sat 2nd Feb 2008

Still had some Colfer sentences.
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Re: Airman

Postby Cabaline » Sun 3rd Feb 2008

Airman arrived today :D !! I haven't started it yet though.
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Re: Airman

Postby Pampered.Pixie » Wed 6th Feb 2008

I just got Airman and it's right next to me, so I'm gonna go read it! :razz:
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Re: Airman

Postby MMK » Thu 7th Feb 2008

For the most part I really didn't like it. It's okay for the first few chapters then lunges into some really dark un-colfer-like content. I think it was an attempt to avoid people thinking he can only write cheerful books. But it just seemed like a thin vial to distract from weak storytelling.
Also the romance was still god awful. And it had more historical inaccuracies than you could shake a stick at.


Oh. :(

That's a real dissapointment... pity. You've pretty much pointed out some of flaws that annoy me most in books...

Did anyone else who read it like it?

EDIT: So this inspired me to read the critical reviews of Airman... and all of the ones I could find are extremely complimentary. And they all compare it to The Count of Monte Cristo, which is one of my favorite books. Odd that your view is so different than theirs...
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Re: Airman

Postby Kagoma_Kage » Thu 7th Feb 2008

I've also yet to see a poor review of it MMK.
It just wasn't my taste, and to me it seemed vastly predictable and boring, aside from Wynter, who was a nice character change.
I'm just providing my own review, it's up to us each individually to see if we like it.
PS I also love The Count of Monte Cristo . :)
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Re: Airman

Postby dee_sequel » Thu 7th Feb 2008

i don't know, i loved it. sure, it was very dark, but in a good, batman-y way. but then i'm a comic nerd. i thought it was ingenious and awesome. though it bugs me the way bonvilain died. he could always come back, i think.
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Re: Airman

Postby carino » Tue 12th Feb 2008

I thought it was a pretty good book.
Parts of it were classic Colfer.
As other people have mentioned, there are definitely parts that could have been left out.
I'd recommend it, but it's not on my list of top books.
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Re: Airman

Postby Lightbulb621 » Mon 18th Feb 2008

I got the book a week ago or something, and I liked it! =] It's a good book.
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Re: Airman

Postby TheFoundColony » Fri 7th Mar 2008

Kagoma_Kage wrote:I've read it.
And I'll answer any questions directed at me.
For the most part I really didn't like it. It's okay for the first few chapters then lunges into some really dark un-colfer-like content. I think it was an attempt to avoid people thinking he can only write cheerful books. But it just seemed like a thin vial to distract from weak storytelling.
Also the romance was still god awful. And it had more historical inaccuracies than you could shake a stick at. :poke:
This was a real breakaway book for him and not in a good way.


I've read it also, i thought it was a great book. AND, the book is not nonfic, so it doesn't have to be accurate. There is a romance part that lasts about 1 line, so ur just being picky. Also E.C. doesn't have to prove anything, he's already a great author. It's pretty amazing just to be published.
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Re: Airman

Postby TheFoundColony » Fri 7th Mar 2008

MMK wrote:
For the most part I really didn't like it. It's okay for the first few chapters then lunges into some really dark un-colfer-like content. I think it was an attempt to avoid people thinking he can only write cheerful books. But it just seemed like a thin vial to distract from weak storytelling.
Also the romance was still god awful. And it had more historical inaccuracies than you could shake a stick at.


Oh. :(

That's a real dissapointment... pity. You've pretty much pointed out some of flaws that annoy me most in books...

Did anyone else who read it like it?

EDIT: So this inspired me to read the critical reviews of Airman... and all of the ones I could find are extremely complimentary. And they all compare it to The Count of Monte Cristo, which is one of my favorite books. Odd that your view is so different than theirs...


It was a great book :razz:
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Re: Airman

Postby Kagoma_Kage » Tue 11th Mar 2008

I'm glad you're capable of feeling so adamantly about it TheFoundColony, and you are certainly entitled to your opinion but I'd like to remind you that it doesn't impact my own.
And while I'm being picky, it's spelled: you are.
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Re: Airman

Postby Captain Short 711 » Sat 6th Sep 2008

Airman was cool the jail part was a little harsh though
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Re: Airman

Postby Ohansahyosheli » Sun 6th Sep 2009

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Re: Airman

Postby ButlerXArtemis » Thu 10th Sep 2009

I read Airman. I loved it :D It was amazing. Not as good as Artemis Fowl though.
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