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May 3, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
In "The Red Pyramid," the first book in "The Kane Chronicles," Rick Riordan's new series for middle readers, a child has godlike powers but doesn't know it until strange things begin to unfold. A parent disappears, prompting introductions to ancient characters and travels to otherworldly places. There are battles with evil forces and a looming deadline by which the child must complete a mission, lest society descend into chaos. If this sounds like "Percy Jackson & the Olympians," the author's five-book, New York Times bestseller fantasy series — and source of the film "The Lightning Thief" — that's no coincidence.
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August 7, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
After a terrific turn in last year's fine indie drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Logan Lerman is back in franchise-land. This time, the engaging young actor reprises his role as earnest demigod (that is, half human-half god) Percy Jackson in the action-fantasy "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. " Skippable 3-D aside, it's a serviceable, limber follow-up to 2010's "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," again based on a novel from the Greek mythology-inspired adventure series by Rick Riordan.
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May 18, 2008 | Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is editor of the anthology "Los Angeles Noir" and author of the forthcoming novel "The Last Embrace," set in 1949 Hollywood.
GREEK myths have long inspired storytellers, but it took author Rick Riordan to bring them roaring to life for the middle-school crowd with his action-packed, wisecracking "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. It began with 2005's "The Lightning Thief," in which 12-year-old Percy, a hyperactive New York boy with dyslexia who lives with a single mother, learns that his absent father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
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May 3, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
In "The Red Pyramid," the first book in "The Kane Chronicles," Rick Riordan's new series for middle readers, a child has godlike powers but doesn't know it until strange things begin to unfold. A parent disappears, prompting introductions to ancient characters and travels to otherworldly places. There are battles with evil forces and a looming deadline by which the child must complete a mission, lest society descend into chaos. If this sounds like "Percy Jackson & the Olympians," the author's five-book, New York Times bestseller fantasy series — and source of the film "The Lightning Thief" — that's no coincidence.
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March 7, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See ($15) 3. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 4. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 5. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 6. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 7. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger ($13.99) 8. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14)
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February 4, 2010
"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" will bring the bookshelf bestseller to the screen, but he's not quite the magical child familiar to the millions of young readers of author Rick Riordan. In the books, the hero is 12, but in this new Hollywood adventure, the actor is 18-year-old Logan Lerman. On the Hero Complex blog, director Chris Columbus talks to Rachel Abramowitz about the age issue and says that, in a way, Lerman takes Percy to an even older sensibility. "He's like this 45-year-old guy trapped in a teenager's body.
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April 25, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2.The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95) 3.Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 4.Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 5.The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 6. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 7. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 8. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010
"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" will bring the bookshelf bestseller to the screen, but he's not quite the magical child familiar to the millions of young readers of author Rick Riordan. In the books, the hero is 12, but in this new Hollywood adventure, the actor is 18-year-old Logan Lerman. On the Hero Complex blog, director Chris Columbus talks to Rachel Abramowitz about the age issue and says that, in a way, Lerman takes Percy to an even older sensibility. "He's like this 45-year-old guy trapped in a teenager's body.
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