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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. Mother and military spouse. Artist and creative expert. Homemaker. Master of anxiety. Friends with pain. My husband is my best friend, and my inner circle knows they can count on me for anything. Adopter of shelter cats. Lover of greyhounds. Enjoys birds, nature and fossils. Child at heart. Can't get enough of My Little Pony, Care Bears and Power Rangers. I watch too much Investigation Discovery. And I hoard books, pops and anything cat related.
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Currently reading

A Million Junes
Emily Henry
The Leavers: A Novel
Lisa Ko
Progress: 51/335 pages
Little & Lion
Brandy Colbert
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse

Review: I Am Gotham's Reckoning....

Batman: Knightfall - Dennis O'Neil

 

I can see a lot of The Dark Knight Rises in this book. That movie was clearly heavily inspired by this storyline.

 

This book was a fun read, but it was dense and long. Even with only 342 pages, it felt like 600. It just kept going and going. I felt like I was crawling through this. I can usually read about 200 pages a day, but this one was more like 50.

 

The characters acted very much like Batman: The Animated Series, which isn't surprising since this was written when that was still new on TV. Bane was the only one that was different. He was really smart in this book. Not a giant 'roid-ragey idiot. I was disappointed at how easily Batman 2.0 was able to break him.

 

I was also sorely disappointed with the ending. I know Batman doesn't kill, and that's understandable. But to let Batman 2.0 just walk away was not what I expected. Oh well. I still liked this. Bruce is a trip. And Alfred has such a dry sense of humor. :)

 

Plus...Batman jokes.

 

 

So there you have it. Good story, just long.