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Mortal Engines
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* ME: July 2018 Pick: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
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ME: Who's going to read the rest of the series?
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
Well... I picked this book back up a few times to try to just finish it but I'm finding my brain just can't handle the sheer amount of implausibility. I mean, I have a pretty strong ability to suspend disbelief but there is something about the ridiculous mechanics in this that make me unable to finish. I gave it a try though, which to me is the reason I belong to the Sword & Laser group, to try things I wouldn't have otherwise.
Steve Coughlan
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
I read this just because the Peter Jackson movie adaptation is coming out. And I remember "hearing" (OK, reading) good things about it back when it came out. So, I really read it cold with know foreknowledge. Surprise 1, it's real YA target audience. Not a problem... I loved The Hunger Games, I loved The Queen of the Tearling, and this is a more steampunky/sci-fi-ish dystopia than those by a mile, so it made me happy. I think, deep down inside, I recall my own real YA reading life with the maste ...more
John Wiswell
May 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Rumor is that Philip Reeve’s novel is soon to be adapted for film by Peter Jackson. While the quartet is already popular, it’s going to take off. Reeve has imbued his book with plenty of the elements necessary to captivate young audiences. His premise begs for CGI: mechanized cities traveling a devastated world, larger ones physically devouring the smaller as fuel. London is an apex predator roaming the continent. Pepper in airships and you get several more points of view. This first book is mos ...more
Beth
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
The kids running about exhausted me. The world is interesting, with Frankenstein creatures and air ships and mysterious weapons from the past, and I can see how the movie will be great. But I should just give up on YA for a year or two.
Theresa
Jan 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
Bill
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jim Moore
Jul 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
Kristie
Jun 29, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Nat
Jun 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
Nick Hershberger
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Peter
Oct 25, 2016 marked it as to-read
Caitlin
Oct 03, 2015 marked it as to-read
David
Mar 10, 2013 marked it as to-read
Ryan
Dec 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
Carla
Oct 18, 2012 marked it as to-read-other
Shelves: own, ebook, sci-fi
Terrea
Aug 17, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Deirdre
Apr 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
Brittany
Aug 31, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: sciencefiction, indy
Joe
Jun 25, 2010 marked it as to-read
Charlie
Nov 11, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
E.C.
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Jenne
Dec 30, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Bob
Dec 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
Liz
Nov 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: sff
Susan
Jun 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
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