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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

X Marks the Spot (The X-Files: Middle Grade, #1) by Les Martin

X Marks the Spot - Les Martin

2/5 - This is marked as a 'middle grade' book on GR.  Knowing the episode pretty well and knowing that the book follows the plot and dialogue of the episode pretty closely, I'm not sure I understand that rating.  You're what, 10 or so, in the middle grade?  Considering some of the gruesome scenes I remember from the show, I wouldn't be recommending this to any 10-year-olds.  This isn't what I would consider suitable reading for anyone under 13.  To be continued...

 

3/5 - After finishing this, I concede that the language is simplified for younger readers, but still think the subject matter would be too disturbing.  The strange alien baby would be enough to give me nightmares, let alone a primary school aged child.  The story is, from what I remember of the show, almost an exact copy of the dialogue and plot of the pilot episode of The X Files, X Marks the Spot.  Some of the internal comments from Scully don't sound quite like I would imagine she thinks, but that seems to be a common problem with novelisations of tv shows, the author has to be pretty talented to get the 'voice' of each of the characters just right.  I'm not going to read this again, so it's going in the donate to the library pile and has been moved from the 'books I own' shelf to the 'books I used to own' shelf.