REVIEW: Russell's Reviews Volume One # 2
milos_parker at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 13 01:05:33 PST 2008
On Jan 13, 3:05 am, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 3:08 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Rather than have one last surviving monster leap
> > out, or having the kids face said monster, or showing
> > the fight scene, Martin resolves the problem in a way
> > that deflates the drama but exponentially increases
> > the pleasure.
> To be honest, from the very beginning, I've tried to avoid fight
> scenes unless they are either really cool (or so I thought when I
> typed them) or necessary for the plot. Here the story was about the
> detectives deducing that the aliens were travelling in a pack, thus
> making them relatively easy to find. It was not supposed to be about
> Extreme hunting down aliens.
Just so I haven't misrepresented myself, I was saying that the
anticlimax, supported by the details used in this issue, is a good
thing, and that it's something that you're particularly good at, most
of the time.
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