Friday, April 6, 2012

Found on Olympus... and Manhattan?

"... I wasn't sure what I saw in his face. There was no clear sign of love or approval. Nothing to encourage me. It was like looking at the ocean: some days, you could tell what mood it was in. Most days, though, it was unreadable, mysterious." 
-Percy Jackson, The Lighting Thief, page 341

so i just finished The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and am totally in love with the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series. i thought at first that the tone of the novel was a bit flat, sometimes percy would say things and i would be wondering how he developed as a character to say that thing... but then riordan kicks it up a notch, and his writing flourishes towards the middle and closing of the book.

i was impressed by the tone of his narrator, which is percy. it is funny, whole heartedly individual, and enjoyably boisterous. but riordan isn't afraid to mix in his authorial voice.

i loved this quotation because, well, its true. and because each time percy encounters his father, poseidon, he has these really great thoughts.

thank the gods this book exists!


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