Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Lightning Thief

If you've seen the movie, and loved it, DON'T READ THE BOOK!!! There are a billion things wrong with the movie, and barely anything is right. And don't get me started on the magic "pearls"!!! In short, the movie known as The Lightning Thief sucked. Wait, can I say sucked on my blog? But, this isn't a blog about movies. If you want to hear about the movie, go here.
This book is about an 12 year old kid who ends up vaporizing his teacher, Ms. Dodds, who is actually a Fury. His mom takes him to this place called Camp Half-Blood, but they end up getting attacked by the Minotaur, which is actually more bull than man. Oh, and his best friend, Grover Underwood, is really a satyr, which is a person from the waist up, but is a goat from the waist down. And his latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is a centaur, but I think you know what a centaur is.
He makes friends with a girl named Annabeth, who is a daughter of Athena. Then he learns that he is a son of Poseidon and has been accused of stealing Zeus's master lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created. By now should probably know that this book is based on Greek myths.
Percy decides that Hades is the real thief, and starts traveling all over the country looking for the entrance to the Underworld. He decides to let Grover and Annabeth come with him. They face various monsters, including Medusa, the Furys, and Cerberus.
In short, the book rocked and the movie sucked. But if you like this book, you should read the second book in the series, The Sea of Monsters.


  1. Jdude,
    Greek mythology makes for a great setting for fun fiction. I agree with you, a movie usually is worse than the book, so I always try to read the book first. One exception was the Lord of the Rings movies, which was pretty good. Do me a favor, though, read the books first. You'll love them. Start with the Hobbit. You will definitely enjoy that now. Michelle and I just finished Watership Down, another good read. Keep going the blog is great.

  2. JDude,

    That was super informative. I might pick up the book! Thank you!