Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bookanistas: The Rendering by Joel Naftali

Today, my fourth-grade son offers a "guestanisto" review. Thanks, Sam!

Plot without spoilers...The Rendering is about Doug Solomon, a sixth grade gamer, his best friend Jamie, and three digitally enhanced skunks (yes skunks), trying to stop a evil genius, an army of mercenaries, and a digital empire, from scanning the world into the digital empire where everyone lives for one purpose and nothing else. Utopia? hardly!

Of literary interest...One very interesting literary form was that the book is written in blog form, modern diary form if you will, a risky choice but it works so well for The Rendering.

Finally, just gotta say...Although the storyline is thrilling, I have to say (and this for all the Xbox geeks such as me) I sometimes wish Doug would go into detail about his high score on "Arsenal Five"!

What's on target for the other Bookanistas this week?

Elana Johnson marvels at Moonglass

Christine Fonseca raves about It’s Raining Cupcakes

Shelli Johannes-Wells chats with Pure and The Summer of Firsts & Lasts author Terra McEvaoy

LiLa Roecker and Carrie Harris have a passion for Possession

Beth Revis admires the audiobook of Anansi Boys

Carolina Valdez Miller is giddy over Moonglass – with giveaway

Megan Miranda swoons over Strings Attached

Shana Silver delves into Divergent

Sarah Frances Hardy gabs about Gossip from the Girls Room

Matt Blackstone is tantalized by Bad Taste in Boys


Carrie Harris said...

I'm not the hugest fan of skunks, but I've been a gamer for years. So thanks to your excellent review, I'm super excited to start reading this later today!

Jessi said...

Bravo! Great review!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Dude, that's brilliant. Your son sounds like a smarty. What a great review! The Rendering sounds like it's chock full of action and awesome!