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Soma Holiday
25-02-05, 23:26
I overall really enjoyed it. The story was better then I thought, cause the synopisis sounds SO stupid, but it actually worked out good. The action was great, and the story never repeated, there was always somethin new.

The only thing I didn't like, was that the story was in 1st person, and Lara well.............she's a complainer. It seems like the author wants Lara to hate raiding tombs, cause every few sentences she seems to be thinking of "better" and "easier" things.
Also, the authors hate for movie cliches really got on my nerves. He always had Lara putting down things in movies that are unrealistic, like how she can't use dual uzis like in the films because the force would knock her back. He complains ALOT! And it got ANNOYING! :mad:

The story is really good though, but I really didn't like Lara in it. She actually made it a decent book instead of a fantastic one.

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Marcus T
26-02-05, 16:09
I gave a statement concerning it in another thread. (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=013815) I thought it had a good beginning, but the whole android theme (and the android's purpose) didn't feel like it belonged in the TR universe, and the author's attempt to tie the body part theme to mythology doesn't really match up. We know that Set fought Lara at the end of TR: Last Revelation, something she should be aware of, yet she doesn't seem to have any recollection of that confrontation in the book (Excerpt from page 89) -

"Who was this Set anyway?" I asked.
"We don't know," Father Emil said. "Probably just some Stone Age criminal Bronze tried to apprehend... a bandit who snared Bronze in a booby trap, or an evil king whom Bronze was trying to neutralize.

She fights a lot of undead zombies and monsters, originally ordinary humans and animals which has turned into these creatures from an extended exposure to Bronze's radiated body parts, it gives a Resident Evil vibe rather than TR. The book does have enjoyable moments, and it starts off very well, but it's evident that the author needs to do a bit more research. Well, that's my 5 cents http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I do agree about the movie thing. The author also seems to love to use the phrase "Okay, new strategy" a lot, which becomes rather repetitive in the end http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 26. February 2005, 17:19: Message edited by: Marcus T ]