Last night, after reading ‘The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose’ (or whatever it’s called), I put down the book and cried.
No I didn’t. I put down the book and got out my phone.
You see, stories can’t make me cry. Even at the end of My Sister Jodie, I didn’t cry when ———- (don’t want to ruin the story if you haven’t read it.) I tried to afterwards because I felt bad, but it took some effort. But when I picked up my phone, I remembered the Darren Shan, the author, and then I remembered the Saga of Darren Shan (Oh my goodness I think I’m going to cry again). I started to wonder whether the book series had a wikipedia. It did… So I spent a while looking it up. For some reason when I started, I couldn’t stop (have it in mind that it was about 1 am and I was EXTREMELY tired.) I read the whole plot outline and looked at all the character- even those that only appeared in one particular page. Remembering all the events, all the deaths and the ending made me just well up with tears. It didn’t make any noise of course- it was past midnight, but I was seriously crying my eyes out when I finished Sons of Destiny and praising Darren Shan’s (character) actions and how he save the world etc. I even went up to my mum and started telling her about it, still crying.
Fun fact (may cause spoilers) : If you take the first word of the first book and the last word of the last book, you get ‘I’ve gone.’ I just wanted to share that.
I totally in love with the story. I use the names Darren and Tom (Tom from my other favourite book series The Spook’s Apprentice) in a lot of my stories including one I’m writing now),I read most of the manga by Takahiro Arai that I found in my local library (I’m on volume 10) and I’ve watched the movie which, I’m sorry I have to say this, SUCKED very VERY BADLY! Sorry people who created the film but I lost interest at the point when I see that monkey girl and the goblin-looking little people. I mean, what the heck happened to Debbie?! I liked her. And those little people- they had NOSES. NOSES!!! I continued watching (because I hate stopping something halfway through) but I didn’t pay attention. I don’t even know how it ends- not that I care. They must make a new movie that is at lease 96% accurate with NO monkey girls and no little people with BLOODY NOSES! *cries*
Talking about the little people, Takahiro Arai, the mangaka of the manga series, really surprised me with his art. I mean, the characters were well drawn and the characters looks weren’t what I expected, but fit the story very well especially Vancha, Debbie, Evra, Truska and Darren. But Harkat and the rest of the little people were EXACTLY as I imagined. Takahirro-sensei drew him perfectly and I loved the way he looked- he’s so cute. Look!
I ❤ Harkat. And Darren of course.
I’m not sure I can say that I love Darren Shan (the author) because I’ve never met him before, but I can say that I’m in love with his writing and whenever I pick up one of his books, I get this kind of familiar warm feeling and a stupid grin stretches across my face (when I read the Thin Executioner which, by the way, was AWESOME!) Honestly, if I could write stories like Darren Shan (author) filled with epicness, some comedy, horror, adventure and tear-jerking moments that makes people grin stupidly when they pick up another story, then I’d be the happiest person alive… No joke.
I’m definitely reading Zom-B next. I wonder if it’ll be anything like warm bodies… Nah, it definitely going to be better- this is DARREN SHAN we’re talking about.
I’ll stop here.
Okay , I’ll really stop now.
~EpicCupcake signing out.