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Subj: Re: Didn't care for it at all [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 08:23:07 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Didn't care for it at all [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 04:03:50 am EDT

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> This series so far is basically trying to prove that the anti-registration folk were right. The government is shown as completely totalitarian. Gyrich (who was never a likeable) person recruits Gauntlet who is the definition of a *&^**ing (&&^ (don't try to figure out what it means). The New Warriors are completely disrespected (at least Justice said something, but Rage was surprisingly quiet) and their name dragged through the mud. Sure I agree that they messed up, but did everyone conveniently forget all the good that they had done?

How is the governemnt not in anyway like this.. particular when dealing with the armed forces.. which the Initative is. The cover up is very much in tone with how armies behave around the world.

> The purpose of the book is completely defeated as one of the recruits dies on the first day (ironically he was one of the only of the new characters that I even remotely cared for) and then everyone covers it up and acts like nothing happened. Its too out there, and especially considering that these are kids we are talking about, it didn't sit well with me.
you probably need to do a deeper reading of the book. The pursose of the book was not defeated.. the purpose of the Initative was defeated. And examing the good and very much the bad of how something like the Initative would play out is the purpose of the book.. in which so far it has done.


> > The purpose of the book is completely defeated as one of the recruits dies on the first day (ironically he was one of the only of the new characters that I even remotely cared for) and then everyone covers it up and acts like nothing happened. Its too out there, and especially considering that these are kids we are talking about, it didn't sit well with me.
> you probably need to do a deeper reading of the book. The pursose of the book was not defeated.. the purpose of the Initative was defeated. And examing the good and very much the bad of how something like the Initative would play out is the purpose of the book.. in which so far it has done.

I agree with both of you. I feel it makes the Initiative itself look terrible in it's concept. I agree it's supposed to show the bad side, but as storytelling goes I guess I would have hoped for SOME positives. To me the whole set up seems wrong, they obviously either don't know what they're doing or they're trying something underhanded and going about it in a rather poor way (if they just wanted her weapon)

It didn't do much for me, and I was really looking forward to the book so I'm a little bummed out. I'll give it one more issue then it'll be off my list.


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