REVIEW: Russell's Reviews Volume One # 2

Tom Russell milos_parker at
Sun Jan 13 01:05:33 PST 2008

On Jan 13, 3:05 am, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 3:08 am, Tom Russell <milos_par... at> 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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