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Bartimaeus Trilogy completed~
So uh. I finished reading the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Stroud Jonathan. 4 hours for the first book, on my flight from SFO to IAD. Then the second and third books today.

Somehow, the quality and flow of the story reminded me of Artemis Fowl. I'm not sure if it's because I consumed all three books at the same breakneck speed I used for reading the Artemis Fowl books, or because of something else.

All in all, not too bad. The end was... an abrupt surprise though. I rather wish the author had allowed Nathaniel to live and truly change and redeem himself.

Unless my eBook copy isn't complete.

"Mind you, since in that split second we were, to all intents and purposes, one and the same, I rather think he knew anyway."
Could someone confirm that as the last sentence in the book? I've checked Amazon's browse-inside-the-book option, and it does appear to be the end, which is... well, urk.


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evrdream33 From: evrdream33 Date: December 25th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Goodness you read quickly! =D Indeed that is the last sentence of the book. I was a bit surprised that was the final word as well, but I thought it was quite brilliant. Though I've read quite a few comments from others who wished he would have lived too. I think it works either way. I viewed Stroud's ending more as a completeness in the relationship between Bart and Nat.

It seems that a lot of people who like Artemis Fowl like these books.

Merry Christmas too btw!
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