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.

Fist-pump!!!

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

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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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