Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

5/5 ★
(English Review below)

… man beachte die ästhetische schwarze Heizung, unten links.

Ja, ich sitze gerade auf der Heizung in der Uni und zwar nur mit Socken. Meine Stiefel sind  so ‘n Thermo-Mist und irgendwie werden meine Füße immer zu Eiszapfen statt warm zu bleiben. Also – Schuhe aus, sich auf die Heizung setzen und den komisch guckenden Kommilitonen höflich winken (Nein, quatsch, dafür war ich die letzte Stunde zu beschäftigt das Buch fertig zu lesen.)

Da ich diesen wundervollen Doppelband geliehen bekommen habe, durfte ich gleich Band I und Band II lesen. Hier geht es aber erstmal nur um Teil I (Mir fehlen noch mickrige 30 Seiten von Teil II).

Dieses Buch wurde erstmals am 1. Januar 1988 publiziert (also diese Version, die ich in der Hand halte), die englische Ausgabe erblickte schon 1979 das Licht der Welt.
Seiten: 431  / 1.Teil:  208
Preis: 7,95 €
… Das ist eines dieser Bücher, wo ich genug Zitate für ein ganzes Jahr finden kann. Es ist fantastisch und überraschend witzig. Aber erstmal langsam. Platzieren wir doch erstmal strategisch klug eine Inhaltsangabe des 1. Teils.

Was passiert?

“Für Arthur Dent ist es ein ganz normaler Donnerstag, bis sein Haus von Planierraupen niedergewalzt wird. Kurz darauf wird allerdings auch die gesamte Erde von einem vogonischen Bautrupp plattgemacht, weil sie einer Hyperraum-Umgehungsstraße weichen muss. Aber da hat sich Arthurs bester Freund (Ford Prefect) schon längst als Alien entpuppt, und sie sausen durchs Weltall mit nichts als ihren Badetüchern und einem harmlos wirkenden Buch, auf dem in großen, freundlichen Buchstaben »KEINE PANIK« steht. Und dabei hat das Wochenende gerade erst angefangen…” (sagt amazon.de) (Die englische Zusammenfassung (siehe unten) ist sehr viel besser!)

Meinung

Zuerst einmal ist es wirklich schwierig, das was passiert zusammen zu fassen. Da ich kläglich daran gescheitert bin, habe ich diese eher knackig-kurze Inhalts-schmackhaftmachende Klappentext-Version von amazon genommen.
Die Erde wurde zerstört und das nur weil ein paar strunzblöde Vogone meinten,da müsste eine Umgehungsstraße hin. Dass sein Freund Ford Prefect ihn (Arthur Dent) gerade noch vor dieser unausstehlichen Lebensform retten kann, grenzt an ein Wunder. … Aber ich könnte versuchen, so viel wie möglich über die Geschichte hier aufzuschreiben, aber das ganze wirklich fassen, könnte es nie.
Dieses Buch ist ein Meisterwerk. Ich bin fassungslos, dass ich es nicht schon vorher gelesen habe. Es ist so wahnsinnig witzig (Betonung liegt auf wahnsinnig!) und die ganze Geschichte dreht und wendet sich jedes Mal aufs Neuerliche in eine unglaublich unwahrscheinliche Richtung (Achtung! Unwahrscheinlichkeit ist ein hoher Bestandteil dieser Geschichte).
Ich könnte jetzt anfangen, Marvin, den manisch-depressiven Roboter, zu zitieren, der ein geniales Statement nach dem anderen raushaut, aber das könnte eigentlich auf fast jede Figur zutreffen. All die Charaktere, die wir im ersten Band kennen lernen, faszinieren von Anfang an und ich war überrascht, als er plötzlich schon vorbei war. Mickrige 200 Seiten hat man so schnell weg inhaliert, so schnell kann man nicht mal  “Vogonische Poesie ist schrecklich!” sagen!
Wie man das kurieren kann? Direkt weiterlesen. (Sicherheitshalber habe ich mir eine gebrauchte Version von den 5 Bänden in Einem gekauft, damit mir der Lesestoff nicht ausgeht). Das Einzige Furchtbare was ich entdecken konnte: Weit und breit gibt es nichts, was ich furchtbar fand!
(Abgesehen davon, dass der Autor ja leider verstorben ist und das keine weiteren Geschichten bedeutet. Aber es warten ja noch drei Bände auf mich!)
Viel geschwafelt, nichts gesagt: Eine absolut klare Leseempfehlung, wenn nicht sogar Pflicht. Das ist ein Klassiker, der einen vom Hocker haut. Krasser als der Pangalaktischer Donnergurgler!
 (Wie schafft es ein Buch so witzig und gleichzeitig erstaunlich philosophisch zu sein?)

I think, I just found my own personal bible in the Genre of Science-Fiction. It’s amazing!

Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams (the one and only)
Pages: 216
Price: 6,10 €

A little summary

“Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!”

Opinion


I. Love. It. 
This book is so hilariously funny I couldn’t put it down even for a second. This story is so new (I know, it was originally published in 1979) but I promise you,you’ll never read something as strange and funny and deep as this!(and it manages to be funny, deep, strange all AT ONCE?!) I don’t know how I could put my excitement in words. This book’s characters are so individually awesome and the storyline is always turning around (I promise you that, too) and if you are open for a little bit of craziness and a lot of fun – read this Sci-Fi-Bible* and you’ll be struck with pure Awesomeness. (Okay, I’m just going to talk about how awesome the book is and not really going to name why… that isn’t fair. So, here we go).

  1. Reason to like it:The point of view is constantly switching between the some of the characters and some of the random things that seem to happen in the universe (you’ll be in the head of a suddenly created whale that has some thoughts before he’s going to collide with the ground)
  2. Zaphod Beeblebrox. He’s the powerless president of the Galaxy and the craziest person you’ll ever meet. I don’t even know if he’s human (He has two heads and three arms and an ego bigger than the Empire State Building!)
  3. Marvin. I love him, too. I shouldn’t because he’s a chronically depressed robot who always seems to NOT-enjoy himself at all. No matter what happens he’s depressed and say’s things you want to quote because they are true AND funny.
  4. 42. That’s the answer to everything. The only problem is no one knows what the questions is. (Totally out of context, but there was a Computer built called “Deep Thought” which calculated about a … billion years (?) to get the answer of everything straight. Too bad, that no one seems to know THE question (but all the hope is laying on Arthur Dent’s shoulders. Poor him.)What are you waiting for? I won’t give you a cookie unless you’ve read this masterpiece! 😉

    *I don’t want to offend any religion, just to be clear

“Under Different Stars” (Kricket Series #1) by Amy A. Bartol

4/5 ★

Arrrghhh!! This is one of my all-time-favourites! I’ve read this book last year in May or so and I was just blown away by it. (And yes, I’m sure it’s a fantastic book because even my critical best friend said it was awesome)
Because I’ll try to participate in the “Waiting on Wednesday”-event (hosted by Jill on her blog breakingthespine) and I wanted to present the upcoming sequel: I thought I should first show everyone this fabulous beginning of a very, very, very good story!

Title: Under Different Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Pages: 317
Price: 11,99 € (3,49€ Kindle)
Published: 19th 2013

 

Story

 (this Summary is taken from A. Bartol’s homepage/blog)

Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago’s foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she’ll stop running and finally find her place in the world.

That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth…and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl.

Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket’s gifts—gifts he’ll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love.

 Opinion

Kricket is one of my most favourite main characters because she is neither boring nor slow on the uptake and knows, how to protect herself (sneeky one). While she tries to adapt very quickly to the really unusual situation, she’s still funny and speaks her mind (and thank God, she is actually someone who hasn’t got any thoughts like “I am getting attacked. Oh. Maybe I should wait ’til someone rescues me”)
Yes, okay, there is some romance going on and yes, she is still a teenie and has feeling as one. But please, if I read a YA-novel I expect a little romance and some interesting male characters. I’ll admit it.
This book is a real page-turner and I couldn’t wait to get to the end of it. (Imagine my desperation as I found out that the sequel was coming out in 2015.)

At first, it was really hard for me to figure out which of the really funny guys I like best and if that’s the only thing I struggle with, this book has to be good!
One minor point that really annoyed me is the fact that Kricket seem to be the ideal girl and every guy in the area would love to tear her clothes apart at once. Okay, it’s cool if there are some guys who like her but … kind of everyone?? What is it? Has she some magic “Hey-I’m-sexy-please-drool-over-me”-perfume? She handles the situation(s) but this ongoing “You’re-the-hottest-chick-I’ve-ever-seen” is … a little bit sexist… aaaand there is this point in the story where I wonder why she can’t use her legs but has to be carried everywhere (I think that should’ve been romantic but it was more confusing. She wasn’t harmed or anything, so why should she be carried?)

So, go on and read this book so you can be ready for the upcoming sequel!

Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush

3.5/5★

Hallelujah! Guess who is becoming a bad ass heroine? Ops, that was a little too fast. Let’s start at the beginning. The first book, Altered, was quite pleasing but you constantly had to fight the urge to beg Anna, the main character, to use her brain. Or her legs and arms in terms of self-defence.

Summary

They fought the Branch and now they’re on the run. All of them (Anna, Sam, Cas and Nick) are experiencing memory flashbacks*. Anna’s mind is beginning to show her images, blurry visions or conversations with people, she doesn’t recognise from the old life that was erased by the Branch. There is something more hidden deep inside of her head but she’s just starting to figure out what this could be.
Suddenly, the group becomes aware of a young woman running around town asking for someone called Anna. Turns out Anna’s presumed dead older sister Dani isn’t very dead at all. But before they can find her and contact her, the Branch (of course. Pf.) interferes and captures her.
Anna is determined to rescue her sister and with the help of Trev they can free Dani – and some other boys who were kept imprisoned. But Anna and Sam discover something terrible – these boys, after being thankful for their rescue, turn into blank faced fighting machines.
Anna has more and more memory flashbacks* and she feels as Dani is hiding something from her (as is Sam … and Nick … kind of everyone, except Cas). But blood is thicker than water, right?
*memory flashback; caused by the withdrawal of the memory-erasing/memory-suppressing drugs, side effects: (very much) fainting, staring blankly and getting more and more incommunicative

Opinion

This book was as well written and easy to read as the first one, but I was more enthusiastic about the story because Anna wasn’t a whiny, tiring and foolish character. She puzzles all the pieces together – way quicker than in the first novel (what took her forever). She is getting to know Nick better (what I really, really like because he was my secret favourite) and begins to question everything. Of course, she makes mistakes but this time they are understandable and absolutely human enough to be excused.
Her doing is bringing the story ahead. At one point, I can’t really name it, I began to wonder who Anna has become. She changed so completely you might have also just put a new character in the story in exchange for Anna. Yes, characters should evolve but she … changed nearly completely into another person (okay, the circumstances weren’t that great, she had to adapt I guess).
The ending was .. abrupt and a clean (bloody) cut. If you didn’t know there was a third book you would’ve thought this is it. The series is complete! (The third book is called “Reborn” and I’ll read it as well)

I would totally recommend the second book if you’ve read the first one, but there were too many discrepancies to give this book more than 7 stars.
However, you totally have fun reading this story! It was kind of like a nice snack in the end.

Altered #1 – by Jennifer Rush

3.5/5 ★

This book was a hard one. I’m so glad that Anna, the female protagonist, could turn the corner because I really wanted to like this book.

Summary

Anna lives with her Dad together (Mummy is dead) and works with him on scientific stuff. The creepy thing is that they nurture four boys, who are all living for about 5 years in their basement.
The mysterious Sam, Trev the calm one, the always hungry Cas (very high identification level!) and the grumpy Nick. While Anna gets along well with everyone, she is always scared by the furious Nick who obviously thinks that being held in a glass prison for 5 years isn’t that great, while Anna and her father are taking bloodsamples and testing their abilities.
(Anna always wonders why he hates her so much. Ehm, excuse me? Would you naturally become best buddies with your prison guard?)
Nevertheless she manages to be best friends with Trev and to bake herself into Cas’ heart (Chocolate Chip Cookies? Seriously?).
Of course, Anna is always asking herself what all these tests are for but her father won’t give her the answers and so she …. what? You thought she tries to find out the truth? No way, she’s just like “oh okay. Nevermind. Poor boys. Anna and her Dad are working for the “Branch” and sometimes this “Branch-guy” Connor visits. Or Riley. There are two guys but seem to me as one person being multiplied. Oh, and she’s in love with Sam, obviously.
After Sams managing a brilliant escape, Anna’s Dad begged them to take her with them because she would be punished as well for the outbreak.

Opinion

The first thing I have to say: Anna is freakin’ dumb sometimes. She can’t help it, I think.
Wait, I’ve saved the quote… Where is it? Ah, here:
(Situation: They have to steal a car to save their lives!) … and Anna is like:

“I just … I don’t know if I’m comfortable with all this.”
He gave me a look. “Now is not the time for your morality to make an appearance.” (Trev)

Her life is threatened by some Branch agents and all she can think about is …. I have no idea what she’s thinking. Maybe she wanted to run all the way to Lancaster (where they were headed) because she is totally working out every day in the lab?
That was the first time I rolled my eyes but nevermind, I still had hope. (This hope died soon enough but we’ll come to that later).
Okay, this story between Sam and Anna is interesting but I’m more interested in the question if Anna will become a bad ass in the near future, because this whiny and confused-acting girl isn’t made to be a main character in the story!
While Cas saves the story with his hilarious jokes and his steady hunger for any food, I hope, that something might accidentally kill Anna. No, just kidding.

In the beginning Anna mentioned that she had some combat lessons, so I had some hope she could defend herself. The funny thing is, while she totally failed the first few times … out of nowhere (the last 50 pages maybe) she was all hero-bad-ass-like. I haven’t seen that coming because it was really happening without a plausible reason!

However, I have complained enough. The story lives (thankfully) with the boys (she calls them “boys”. They are grown man with manipulated genes but nevermind. Boys fits just fine). The characters are authentic and funny (Cas, will you marry me?) and the style of writing is good as well.
There are enough suprising turns or new information introduced to the characters but while Anna is too dumb to figure at least something out on her own, Sam has to do all the work while she’s gaping at him to keep the reader interested.

Eventually, I’ll read the next two books, because Anna got herself together and I want to read some more about Cas, Nick and Trev. (Especially Cas … and the grumpy Nick. I might be the only one who like him … maybe because he’s is the only one giving everyone a hard time AND staying interesting. A very difficult combination if you think about it!)

Just, so that you have an example, here is how Cas works (constantly thinking of pizza and icecream. I love this guy!)

“We’re free!”
Nick sayin’ something grumpy!
“Awesome.” Cas rubbed his hands together. “Anyone have some marshmallows?”

Sure, I do.

If you liked this review please make sure to follow 🙂

Scarlet (A Robin Hood story) – by A. C. Gaughen

4/5 ★

Scarlet is a book I wanted to read for a veeeery long time. So, here we go!

Yes, I’ll admit it … one of the “I-love-the-cover-let’s-grab-it!”-Books. I mean, look at it! Every girl who loves stories about girls disguising themselves as boys because they’re so much smarter than everyone else will take this book back home.

What happens?

Scarlet is a thief, a pretty good one. Working hand in hand with Robin Locksley or better none for Robin the Hood and his two fellows Much and John (John Little), they steal from the rich and give it to the poor – so that they can pay their horribly high taxes to the cruel and mean and very, very bad Sheriff of Nottingham.
We are leaving Scarlet’s obvious eating disorder out and will deal with the real problem here. Some douche bounty hunter was hired by the unforgivingly very bad Sheriff to get the “band”, as they call themselves, caught or killed (killed, I think).
While Scarlet is the “every-time-someone-asks-questions-about-my-past-I’ll-hide-somewhere”-type, Robin tries to figure out how to save the people of this poor little town and how to get Scarlet to unravel herself. Turns out, there are way more secrets that you would’ve guessed.

Opinion

I really had to get used to Scarlet’s slang. I don’t know if this was really regular for the commoners but she was (actually) the only one talking like this. That was quite annoying but never mind, you get used to it very quickly.
Scarlet is a very fascinating character, with fascinating I mean: Sometimes you want to slap her though in some other moments you are just surprised how badly she wants to survive anything. It was clear from the beginning that she was hiding everything about her, but you get to enjoy the journey when she is talking about her past and you are trying to piece everything together.
The interpretation of John little was a bit confusing. In “Scarlet” he’s a lady killer and creeping me out, I can’t really say why but he is!
Robin, by the way, is just perfect. Cute, good-looking, handsome, charismatic, brave etc. but sometimes he has his outtakes (as Scarlet does – that’s why they fit together perfectly!). For God’s sake, tell Scarlet if you like her and Scarlet, get yourself together and figure out what you want.
What struck me most were the brutality and the big amount of blood that was shed. (For a girl’s book, let it be understood) It’s not the lovely tale of Marian and Robin, where you can turn everything into a happy ending – it’s the story of starving, desperate people who need a hero like “Robin Hood.”
I liked it, but I was missing the spark. Sometimes everyone gets so whiny or the story is stagnating and last but not least: No kissing. … and I mean, no kissing of the people who should kiss! … I know, I know, that’s so girly.

All good things must end: Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Book #3) – Leigh Bardugo

5/5 
It’s over. So sad. One of the books I want to continue reading until … until I’m nothing but dust. Okay, now I’m definitively exaggerating! But still, I’m so glad that I’ve read this trilogy. Let’s get to the review, shall we?

 There will be no summary this time because I think if you’ve read Shadow and Bone and the sequel Siege and Storm, there is no need for a summary. This book is the last one and a brilliant conclusion of the series.

I was really afraid how the author will entangle all these hints and I am relieved to admit, that Leigh Bardugo solved it perfectly.
Alina is more and more struggling with her power, with the burden on her shoulders and the dark thoughts that’ll come every night. They still need to find the third amplifier to defeat the Darkling, but while the story gets darker and darker and their path is covered with more and more loss, they don’t give up. Mal is the centre of this undaunted hope. There was a quote in the story, I can’t really piece it together but it was something like “hope is like water, it always sneaks through”. This describes perfectly their situation.
You get to like the characters even more, even Zoya, that spoiled powerful beast, who can be quite helpful when she wants to be.
The showdown is … I can’t say, that I’ve expected more because I didn’t really know, what I was expecting, but it was adequate. I won’t spoil the ending but I’m glad it ended this way.
His writing is as terrific as in all the books before. I know, I haven’t really mentioned his writing or the concept of his story because I was so distracted by the storyline. I’m sorry. But all I can say is that he knows how to touch the readers heart with his characters (I’ll admit that there was an incident when I wanted to flush the book down the toilet because I thought something really, really bad has happened. Anyway. He made up for it. Fortunately.) and make them as human as possible without losing their essential traits to make the story come alive. (And all the characters still manage to be funny. Kind of. Fascinating.)

A Thousand Pieces Of You – Claudia Grey

 4.5/5 

Another great start for a trilogy. I started this right about five seconds after I finished Trial By Fire, because I was actually searching for a book which is not the beginning of the trilogy. Needless to mention, that I failed.
Why is this picture so big? Because I love it.
The story takes place in Russia, in London, in the US and some more places else, so I think this cover is more as beautiful and suiting.
Do you find yourself in a situation sometimes where you just look at the cover and think “I have to buy it because it looks good. No clue if it actually is good. But I’ll buy it!”?
Yah, that was me the moment I saw that cover. Normally I check first, what the description says but I’ve already gone wild. “Don’t care. Buy. BUY! BUYBUYBUY!! WHY IS MY INTERNET SO SLOW?!

I am proud to say that I am relieved because this book is amazing! (My vocabulary is still expanding so don’t be too hard on me. I am always this enthusiastic when I finish a book which thrills me that much…)

What happens?

Meg has some issues with her hate-and-anger-management.
Okay, If the guy I was wondering if I could fall in love with would kill my father, delete all the great research of my parents (who are intelligent as Einstein by the way) and take the Firebird (You can travel through dimensions with this sneeky invention!) to vanish – yes, I would explode.
How could Paul do this to her and her family – his family? Paul and Theo, both some real intimidating geniuses, worked over years hand in hand with her parents to develope this invention. Paul was like a brother to Meg (the brother you think is pretty hot, apparently). Theo has this brilliant idea to hunt Paul down – together with Meg. Theo is like a brother to Meg, too, but there is also some very sparky tention there. I will stop here but I can promise you this book contains a breath-taking adventure with many turns and very interesting characters you will be glad to meet.

Opinion

Seriously? You still need an opinion? If you search for a book, which you can’t put away and which carries you off into another dimension (haha. literally.) – READ IT!

There might be some few pages where you want the story to move ahead more quickly, but I think that’s tolerable. There is so much fun in figuring out who the “bad guy” is and to be frightened at the end because you don’t really know what is coming next!

Endgame by James Frey – Hamlet, nur mit mehr Blut und weniger Inhalt.

Endgame schien so vielversprechend. Es wurde von vielen angepriesen, gerade auf der Buchmesse im Oktober habe ich das nicht nur auf einem Regal gesehen. Tja, da dachte ich, ich gönne mir mal was und lese etwas HungerGames-ähnliches. So war zumindest meine Erwartung.
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Allerdings muss ich gestehen, dass die Geschichte an sich nicht schlecht ist, sondern eigentlich ganz gut überlegt. Mal was mit Außerirdischen, die uns das Leben geschenkt haben und nun müssen wir (bzw. die 12 Auserwählten), um die Erde kämpfen, damit sie zumindest teilweise weiterbestehen kann. Armageddon steht kurz bevor.

Jeder dieser 12 Spieler ist auf seine eigene Weise spannend bis zu dem Punkt wo man nur noch will, dass 90 % der Teilnehmer das Zeitliche segnet, weil man es nicht mehr erträgt, was für mordbesessene Hohlköpfe da rumrennen und die Erde retten sollen.

Es gibt vielleicht insgesamt vier oder fünf Charaktere, die ich ganz nett fand, nachdem sich der Rest in extremistische Mordmaschinen verwandelt haben. Gähn.
Tatsächlich war das Buch irgendwann wegen der ganzen Action einfach so langweilig, dass ich es mehrmals enttäuscht aus der Hand gelegt habe.

Kurz vor der Mitte des Buches kam mir der Gedanke: “Was wenn dieses ganze Spiel einfach nur ein großer Witz ist?” So hätte ich das nämlich konstruiert. Was passiert? (Achtung, Spoiler!) Einer von 12 begreift das (bzw. hat rausgekriegt, worum es wirklich geht), vielleicht sogar 2 von 12, aber der Rest will unbedingt gewinnen und man hört sich nicht zu. Ich krieg schon wieder Aggressionen, wenn ich nur daran denke.
Wie blind die durch das Spiel traben! Ohne nach links oder rechts zu schauen, statt mal darüber nachzudenken oder sich gegenseitig zuzuhören, wenn einer eine Erleuchtung hat. Nein, nein, nein, alle sind Feinde, alle müssen sterben, das ist Endgame.

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Die Schreibweise wurde irgendwann auch nur (noch) furchtbar(er) dramatisch(er) und daraufhin furchtbar nervig. Ja, nachdem mir alle 12 Charaktere dramatischerweise mindestens fünfmal den Satz “Das ist Endgame!” oder “Wir spielen wieder mit” oder auch “Blut für Blut” (von diesem komischen kleinen Jungen aus der Mongolei, der einfach gaga ist!), wollte ich einfach mal auf die Stopptaste drücken.

Bitte, ihr Aliens dort oben, macht diesemGrauen ein Ende! 

Endgame ist, glaube ich, auch ein Computerspiel. Da würde dieses Konzept des actiongeladenen Massakrierens und dem übertrieben dramatischen Unterton wunderbar funktionieren. Aber das ist jetzt nun ein Buch, verdammt.
Also als Weihnachtsgeschenk kommt dieses Buch definitiv nicht infrage. Ich will ja schließlich, dass man sich beim Lesen nicht langweilt. Wem die zuvor genannten Punkte allerdings gefallen – greifen Sie zu, meine Damen und Herren.
Ich lasse da in Zukunft die Finger von!