Sunday, January 31, 2010
Book of the week: Gregor the Overlander
Gregor did remind me of Alice; Gregor literally falls into another world while doing laundry in his apartment building. It also reminded me of other books; the creatures in the underworld sound like Yoda when they talk, large flying bats reminded me of Kenneth Oppel's Silverwing/Sunwing books, and the underground cave world reminded me of Rebecca Stead's First Light. So I can't say that this is the most original book on the shelves, but I suppose that most authors borrow from other books. In my opinion, it was just another adventure novel with a sci-fi setting. Did I find it to be as remarkable as everyone said? No. Was it groundbreaking? No. Am I going to read the next books in the series? That is a great big no. But at least now I know what all the fuss is about! And when all of the Gregor-lovers ask me if I have read it yes, at least I can say yes.