Saturday, December 20, 2014
Rick Brant #10 Golden Skull and #11 Wailing Octopus
Like with some of the other books in this series, the story was a little slow getting started. The story became very interesting around page 80 and continued all the way to the end of the book.
This book is full of information about the Philippines, which I found interesting. None of it comes across as a history lesson, which is important. I do not like travelogue books that devote lots of text to education about the country being visited. This book imparts information in an engaging fashion without coming across as a school lesson.
I greatly enjoyed this book.
This book starts fast without the usual extended expository introduction. Very quickly, the reader realizes that that Rick and Scotty are in grave danger from the villains, and that knowledge keeps the reader in constant suspense. I felt tense with expectation the entire time I read this book. The feeling was very similar to how I felt while reading The Phantom Shark.
The Phantom Shark was my favorite Rick Brant book up to that point. I like this book even more than The Phantom Shark. This book is close to being a perfect book. It engaging from start to finish.