Jun 28, 2010

Booklist on Transformers: Exodus

It's pretty rare for licensed fiction to get reviewed in the trades, but Booklist took a look at the Transformers: Exodus, and seemed to like what they saw:

Transformers: Exodus is precisely the origin story that the franchise needed. It’s entertaining, filled with the sort of epic battles Transformers lend themselves to, and keeps the reader breathless with anticipation even though we already know how it ends. Megatronus was a gladiator, until he got his name and started thinking about the way Cybertron’s caste system diminished the “bots’” potential. Orion Pax was a data-worker—-a librarian, really—-under the master archivist. The Archivist is more than he seems, and provides a great deal of context for the history of Cybertron, and a few key deus-ex-machina twists. Orion Pax, now known as Optimus Prime, is an honest character, who never asks for the greatness that is forced upon him; Megatron, on the other hand, is an egomaniacal tyrant. But in the framework of a political revolution and the civil war that overthrows a system that had practically calcified, there are terrible fights, friendships made and broken, and the beginnings of a genuine epic; above all, it’s fun to read.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That, sir, is a BIG double thumbsup to you and the world of Transformers prose fiction. I think that this is probably the ONLY public-available Transformers prose fiction where most of the reviews - anecdotal from other fans - are quite positive.

Anonymous said...

喜歡你的部落格,留言請您繼續加油.................................................................

Anonymous said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

Anonymous said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

Anonymous said...

什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。............................................................

Anonymous said...

One swallow does not make a summer.............................................................

Anonymous said...

Seeing is believing.百聞不如一見............................................................

Anonymous said...

感謝不吝分享您的心得..................................................

Anonymous said...

http://tformers.com/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=1160