REV: End of Month Reviews #75 - March 2010 [spoilers]
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sat May 1 04:52:29 PDT 2010
On Apr 30, 3:24 pm, Saxon Brenton <saxonbren... at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Patrick Harrison and the Canadians: the Hockey Stick Thief
> A Miscellaneous [Misc] posting
> by Martin Phipps
> So. Martin's love of superheroes and action movies, and his
> penchant for topical satire combine in this story, where the illegitimate
> children of sports stars (who "can't keep their pants on") are hidden
> away in the safety of Camp Limbo. And told, futilely, not to go running
> around killing people and stealing cars. Because you see, in the world
> that this story inhabits, having an irresponsible sporting star as a
> parent is something like having a supervillain as a parent: you inherit
> their abilities and bad reputation.
> In this instance Manhattan teenager Patrick is accused of having
> possession of Jacques Levesques' hockey stick, and as a result discovers
> that he's the son of National Hockey League commissioner Patrick Trembley.
> He teams up with some new friends at Camp Limbo to solve the mystery of
> the missing hockey stick, stealing cars and murdering their way across
> the country. All ends well with the motto "See kids, you too can murder
> and steal as long as you have rich, powerful parents to make it alright."
> This comes across as high speed fun. Everything that is not a joke
> is either background information, characterisation, and most of the time
> these set up for jokes as well.
Just my luck: the sets of people who read Patrick Harrison and the
Canadians: the Hockey Stick Thief and saw the movie Percy Jackson and
the Olympians: the Lightning Thief would appear to have zero
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