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Quick and Dirty: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (The Lightning Thief)

February 18, 2010 1 comment

“It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.” imdb

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is another YA serial novel that follows the adventures of a young man, played by Logan Lerman, as he discovers he has powers and has a powerful past.  Sound familiar?  Well that’s pretty  much where the comparison ends.  Maybe its unfair to hold it up against the epic Harry Potter but I hard to see how you couldn’t.  And my guess is distributors are counting on that comparison to lure audiences.

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