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My favourite part of books is discussing them with other fans. Because I want my reviews to remain spoiler-free as they’re more likely to be read by those who haven’t read the book yet, I’m also planning to post “book discussions” for many of the books I review. Obviously, these book discussions will contain spoilers and much flailing. Maybe some intellectual-like discussion…but mostly flailing.
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS
Did any of you see that ending coming? Because it threw me for a loop and a half. I actually had a hint that something was going on from the helicopter scene, but I thought that what had actually happened was that Blake was the Old Man instead of the Old Man being Blake. If that had happened, I think I would be a lot less creeped out. As it is, I’m not really sure how to feel. I mean…I really liked Blake and now Blake is this creepy old guy and that changes things but it also doesn’t change things and I don’t know how I feel about either of those things. You know?
ALSO OH MY GOD IS HER FATHER ALIVE?! I can’t help but think her father is alive. That would be really awesome but I’m trying not to get my hopes up because it seems almost too easy and is probably a mind game being played by the Old Man. Maybe. Gosh, I need the next book now.
I should probably talk about something, like, intellectual about this book… Um. Yeah, nothing’s coming to me. This book was largely action-y fluff to me. The kind of book that if you digest too many it rots your brain but GOODNESS DOES IT FEEL GOOD WHILE YOU’RE READING IT. Not that it was poorly written or anything, but whereas, say, The Hunger Games has some pretty evident themes (like the increasing violence in the media or how the media can change perception or how we as a society don’t care nearly as much as we should), I don’t feel that Starters really has something like that. I guess you could talk about child homelessness, but it seems like such a specific circumstance that it doesn’t feel like it relates to contemporary reality.
I’m rambling. Let me know your thoughts so I can ramble MORE (hopefully in a more coherent way)!