Hit or Myth

November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , , , )

hitHit or Myth by Robert Asprin

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This is “The One About the Wedding” and “The One About the Mob”, which is a bit of a sticking point for me. This is the shortest entry into Myth Adventures yet, and it contains two full-blown plots. Add into that formula that Aahz doesn’t even feature in one of them, and we have a rather disappointing addition to the series.

See, a lot of what makes the Myth Adventures books so much fun is the banter. Skeeve narrates the stories, so we get his sarcasm and naivete with or without Aahz, but without him, Skeeve doesn’t have anyone to banter with. Asprin fills the role with a couple of other characters — namely Massha — but it wasn’t the same. I get that Asprin wanted to develop Skeeve further and have him come into his own instead of always being Aahz’s apprentice, but I wish he could have done it in a different way.

The series is still going strong, my nostalgia kicking in to keep my interest high, and it doesn’t hurt that they read quickly. Hit or Myth is the first low point I’ve hit, but even then, “low” is a relative term, since I still had fun reading the book. I’ve been able to read these at the pace of one a day, and if this keeps up, I should be able to finish this entire series before the end of the month.

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1 Comment

  1. Bookstooge said,

    One a day? That’s a lot of Myth to handle at once. Glad it’s working out for you that way…

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