Wednesday, November 28

Telling A Book By Its Cover

I know you're not supposed to be able a tell a book by it's cover. However, I've seen this book's cover, and I can tell that the book sucks:

Warriors: Firestars Quest

Here's what I can tell from the cover:

-- The book is called "Firestar's Quest."
-- It's part of an adventure series called "Warriors"
-- The protagonist is a cat.
-- There most likely be magic journeys and quests, a la "Lord of the Rings."

Am I right? Let's go to Amazon.com and check out the book description. Here's what it says:

There is peace at last between the warrior Clans, and Firestar is proud of the strength and unity of the cats he leads in ThunderClan. All four forest Clans are thriving, training new warriors and keeping their boundaries without conflict.

But Firestar's dreams are haunted by wailing cats fleeing a terrible disaster. With unexpected help from an old kittypet friend, he discovers a shocking secret: StarClan, the warrior ancestors who guide his paw steps, have lied to him.

Firestar is faced with the hardest decision of his life. Can he really turn his back on the forest that has become his home and embark on a perilous quest to discover a dark truth—one that has been buried beyond the memory of living cats? Whatever he finds at the end of his journey, he knows that nothing can ever be the same again.


You see? You can tell a book by its cover. I can can tell that this book it utterly ridiculous.

To be honest, I have nothing against fiction for fantasy lovers and cat lovers. I just never thought the two circles would overlap on a Venn diagram -- and, apparently, create a lucrative fiction franchise.

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