Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Dangerous Angels- Francesca Lia Block
Title: Dangerous Angels
Auhor: Francesca Lia Block
From the back of the book: Lanky lizards! The slinkster-cool novels in Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat series have finally been compiled into one delicious volume. All of the ethereal, mesmerizing titles are here--Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, and Baby Be-Bop--together like the big, beautiful family described on their pages. Block's unique, poetic style immediately draws readers into an intoxicating magical-realist world populated by empathetic, original characters (as well as a few ghosts, fairies, and genies..... http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Angels-Weetzie-Bat-Books/dp/0064406970
Review: I picked this book up many times, attracted to it by the cover and name, but would put it back down when I found another book I liked better (my mom limits me to two books per bookstore visit, or else I would come out with one of every book)so finally when I did buy it I was super excited to read it. I got home and started reading... and reading, waiting for to get to a good point where I would be sucked into the story and unable to put it down. I have this rule with books, it may not have a good opening so I'll give it a chance to impress me and read the first hundred pages, giving the author plenty of time to trap me inside the world they created. Well this book had a good introduction, really well written. I was thrilled, hoping the rest of the book would continue this way. That thrill didn't last long before things started going downhill. It started with a character called 'my-secret-agent-lover-man' was introduced and it kept getting worse from there.
This book was not something I would recommend to a friend, honestly I don't think I've finished it, I threw it in the good will pile, and I don't usually put any books in there.
Rate: Over all I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 1.
Posted by Rebecca