Fist-pump book quote – ‘How to train your Dragon’


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I love it when a character with a name like Thuggory the Meathead turns out to be a nice guy. Here he stands up for Hiccup against Snotface Snotlout (who sadly is as nasty as his name suggests) in ‘How to train your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell.



Magnus Chase and the Remarkably Similar Plot Premise, a.k.a. If Percy ain’t broke, don’t fix Magnus


This book was an entertaining read and I’m in no way dissing Rick Riordan. He’s one of the top-selling authors of 2016, with a eye-watering US$9.5 million in earnings. He’s doing many, many things super-right.

Naturally, I’d like to know what just a few of them are!

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer is Book #1 of the Gods of Asgard Series. The thing that struck me as I read this was the definite similarity to Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson series. And why not? It worked once.

Heck – it’s working again.

And why? Because the premise is a good one, but Riordan changes things enough that we’re not bored.

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