With an entertaining video about his journey, Brian from Polygon read every Halo Novel in a year. Some of them (presumptuously) he enjoyed and others he did not and he provides a brief on each book:
( warning: occasional potentially offensive language )
The one thing that is certain is now he is a Halo lore expert and he cut his mustache off.
This is apart of a video series from Polygon called Unraveled, if checking out some more stuff from Polygon.com tickles your fancy.
What’s the point S.D.?
I’m glad you asked. =D
This got me thinking about some novels that I read that were seemingly not good books, because:
1. they were based off of other franchises (stigma, I know), and
2. who would ever know that there were good books you never heard of?
Seems crazy, right? And the one that comes to mind is Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth. I’m a sucker for anything that challenges ‘known facts’ and presents new ideas, and who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? Even my mother likes Indiana Jones. And on second thought, I’m pretty sure there was a Star Wars novel I read about Han Solo and his smuggling adventures that was great, but I can’t, for the life of me, remember what the title was ( pretty sure it came out in the 70’s – that narrows it down, I’m sure ) or any other details about it to even intelligently look it up.
Have you read any enjoyable, off-beat books based on a franchise from another medium like movies or video games? Let us know in the comments below.
Blog side note: I have put a stop on the indie book reviews for the moment. I am focusing on reading about writing (and obviously writing itself) before I butcher another book, ha ha jk. I may or may not provide reviews for these meta-books, I haven’t decided yet; both books I am reading were recommendations from a good friend. I highly regard any recommendations from him – soooo, anyways. If you notice all the book reviews I have posted so far are either 3 star or better. I’m indifferent to posting bad reviews (especially about indie books), but may change my mind later if I feel cute. I’ll be putting some materials up about critically acclaimed books that I didn’t enjoy or finish reading, so cheers to that and be on the look out soon.
Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley