Reviews Comments: Plot holes be damned, this series is too awesome to pass over.
Plot holes be damned, this series is too awesome to pass over.
James Patterson's Witch And Wizard series (formerly a trilogy in the same way that Maximum Ride was formerly a trilogy) is full of implausibilities and plot holes and weird dialogue. But then again, so is Adventure Time. And like Adventure Time, this series is just plain awesome. Clearly people who hate this series haven't been reading it properly. It's quite clearly established that this isn't supposed to be our world, or even our universe. Once that comes into play, any and all rules of physics and other sciences may be suspended at will, along with the reader's disbelief, hopefully. I really don't understand why people read these books expecting something "realistic." Just like, say, Revolution, if you expect everything to be realistic, you're only setting yourself up for disappointment. Especially in the sequels, it gets really good. And really dark, too. Don't try and read The Fire after eating a heavy meal. You may get sick. Violently so.
Actually, I've been wondering about the entire "not our world or even our universe" thing. The beginning of the first book makes it pretty clear that the New Order is fairly new, and that the state of affairs we see in these books isn't how things used to be. That's one of the problems of this series; it doesn't make it clear what things used to be like. If it's supposed to be taking place in another world, then they should at least make it clear what things were like before the N.O. "Clearly people who hate this series haven't been reading it properly." So if people want a plausible plot, no plot holes, and dialogue that sounds liek something a person might actually say, then they're "not reading it right?" That's not how it works. If the readers don't enjoy a book series, the writers have failed.
comment #24812 MichaelKatsuro 14th Jun 14
Haha, I liked the books, too. And at least his most recent YA series(Confessions) proves Patterson learned from the plot holes, right?
comment #24893 EeveeMistress 20th Jun 14
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