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Monsters of Men ..... At a disadvantage?
okay so please don't get me wrong, i have nothing against this book series at all infact having read the blurbs and some brief sypnosis for all three i can happily say that they seem exactly like the kind of books i read and i'll probably go back and read the first two in my own time. So you see i have no problems with the books themselves, its just the fact that its a Trilogy ie : the books are supposed to be read one after the other so why is Monsters of Men the third book on its own in the shortlist? Yes i suppose they don't have to be read together, you can still understand the third 'Harry Potter' book without reading the first 2 can't you? It's just that I feel as if the reader is being deprived of the knowledge and understanding of the story as a whole if they don't know about the events that have happened previously and the situations the characters find themselves in be in. It's almost putting the book down especially in the moments when you need to have read the previous books to understand fully, it could leave the reader feeling confused as so not enjoy the book as they perhaps would have . I guess what I'm trying to say is that the book actually has quite an unfair disadvantage over the other books because of the fact that it is one of three. This does not mean however that i think Monsters of Men doesn't belong to the carnegie shortlist infact i believe that instead the trilogy itself should be shortlisted so that readers read all three and the book (or books) get a fair placing in the carnegie awards . by Jharna
Posted on: 11 May 2011

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Posted on: 11 May 2011