OVERWRITTEN: 5 REASONS TO READ SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT

In response to the last post of last month by Becky regarding 5 reasons to read Percy Jackson I decided that I will tempt you all with a 5 reasons to read Skulduggery Pleasant. We want to even things out don’t we? One for Percy and one for Skulduggery.
This post, in case you have not realised, was "inspired" by Becky, as she adamantly insists that I read Percy. I will eventually read it. Eventually. —There. I’ve said it.

And so, here it is:

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT, BECAUSE APPARENTLY IT DOES NOT SUFFICE THE "AWESOME" THAT PERCY JACKSON HAS...IT DOES. AND MORE. — I PROMISE YOU. YOU WILL LOVE SKULDUGGERY.

1. A GREAT EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENT ACTION SEQUENCES

Some of the best learning is done by reading. And in Skulduggery there is no short of it. The action sequences are brilliantly paced — descriptive enough, but not too slow; fast, but not “what the hell is going on?” —, and gives the word ‘suddenly’ a run for its money.

I guess Golden God, Derek Landy’s (the amaaaazinggg authorrr) extensive knowledge on martial arts, etc. is also a bonus.

2. HA-HA-HA- HILARIOUSLY WITTY

“You think you can stop me?” he screamed as he tried to stand. His knees seemed shaky. “Do you know who I am?”
“Haven’t the foggiest, ” Skulduggery said.
There’s more where that came from.

“The short version, ” he said as they as drove, “is that magic exists. *I've taken some dialogue out here* It’s really quite straightforward if you don’t think about it too hard.”
“But I don’t understand, ” Ryan whispered.
“That’s the spirit, ” Skulduggery said.
“Ryan, ” she said when she was settled, “the world is an amazing place. It’s full of wonderful things and fascinating people and deep mysteries just waiting to be uncovered. In order to not annoy me, though, you’ve really got to put all of that to one side and concentrate on what we tell you. He’s a walking skeleton. I wear tight trousers. Do you have any questions so far?”
“Uh, no.”
“Excellent.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.
3. FRESH PLOTLINE

The sentence that began it all:

“Gordon Edgley’s sudden death came as a shock to everyone – not least himself.”

Though the world of Skulduggery is reminiscent of the age-old classic Harry Potter, it takes a whole new perspective on the magical realm. There are no ‘wizards’ or ‘witches’. There are mages, of two main categories: the Elementals and the Adepts.

The story revolves around the entwined (that’s how I see it) lives of Skulduggery, the detective skeleton and his partner, Valkyrie Cain (aka Stephanie Edgley). Following their many cases, we are exposed to the wonderfully mystical, yet realistic lives of the characters that we meet.

4. DYNAMIC CHARACTERS

Parred with its refreshing plotline, the characters are extremely dynamic and vivid. Their bold personal traits (good and bad) make them easily distinguishable from each other and us. Yes, we as the readers can relate to how the characters handle jealousy, selfishness and guilt (most of the characters have very human traits). Oh, and, happiness, love and the frequent oddities of an octopus wearing a tailored suit — no, this doesn’t actually happen (it’s mentioned though!), but you get my gist. Hopefully.

Source: over-written.blogspot.com

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