When an unauthorised spacecraft lands in the middle of New
York's Central Park and is bristling with an array of deadly
antimatter weaponry. It's a job for the Men in Black - the
top-secret organisation that monitors the activities of all
extraterrestrial living on Earth. There's a new ET in town,
as beautiful as she is deadly...
sequel to Men in Black is one of this summers most
anticipated movies, but does the novelisation capture the
essence of the movie?
first three and a half pages of this book tell us everything
we need to know about the author. It would appear that Esther
M Friesner is only writing this book to pay the rent. She
launches straight into a Rough Guide to New York, talking
about it as though she has been there once but desperately
trying to make us believe she has lived there.
these pages and launch straight into the scene with the spaceship
and she would have hit the right note. By introducing us to
New York (badly I might add) she doesn't really grab the readers
those pages are out of the way it soon becomes apparent that
Ms Friesner's writing style is both engaging and funny. The
novel for Men in Black II is really aimed at the teenage
market, or the semiliterate 20-30 age bracket (also the movies
core audience). As such it works well and Ms Friesner must
be congratulated on writing for those that don't, on the whole,
like to read.
is a well written book which has been carefully designed to
cater for its core audience. Very enjoyable.
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