Is "Transformers: Exodus" worth reading?

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  1. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Kuphead

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    Recently I've seen alot of mixed opinions about this Novel, so I just want to know is it worth reading for the Hardcore Transformer fan such as myself?
     
  2. Galvanitro

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    Its sequel, Exiles, is a great book IMO. Very well-written. So I can vouch for the writer and the universe, but not the book itself.
     
  3. Seeker

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    I'm actually reading it now and so far it's pretty good.
     
  4. AngryChad

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    I've read it, but not the sequel yet. The book is broken up into three very distinct sections. The first section is amazing, the second section is weird but thankfully short, and the third section has a lot of action but is a bit convoluted. Definitely worth a read.
     
  5. Bountyan

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    Sure. I prefer the first/middleish parts of the book more than the latter parts of it though.
     
  6. sacha88

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    It's not amazing, but it's a very easy/quick read so I'd say give it a read.
     
  7. Rexidus

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    I read it twice. I doubt I'll ever read it again.

    I would say it's worth a read if you're a big fan. I wouldn't say it's worth a second read.
     
  8. NEST SOLDIER

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    IMO, These novels were a disappointment. The writing style of the author was so bland and uninteresting; The plot was bogged down by so much unrealistic writing that I didn't even finish reading, I just threw the book in the trash.
     
  9. Pravus Prime

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    Yeah. It's not a great literary work, but it's an enjoyable read for the most part.

    Exiles I felt had more problems.
     
  10. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    For a hardcore Transformers fan? Yeah sure, don't expect anything amazing though.
    I found it engaging enough, better then the sequel in my opinion ( even though that one was worth reading too.. sort of).
     
  11. zark225

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    I've enjoyed Exodus. I really liked the first half better than the last half, but its a decent read.
     
  12. YoungPrime

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    The first book was inconsistent.

    The second book was boring and pointless.

    Alex Irvine is not a good transformers writer.

    It took mediocre reviews and disappointing sales for Hasbro to figure this out and give him the boot.

    If they do make another novel then James Roberts should be given the Honor's.
     
  13. Lock Cade

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    Both Exodus and Exiles are okay. I wouldn't go as far as saying they're the best TF novels, but they do provide a somewhat interesting look at how the war on Cybertron started and how both factions left Cybertron and their travels through space before they eventually arrive on Earth -- which I'm sure is going to happen in the third book (and is being written by a different author).
     
  14. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    I find this to be true of most "officially" written books based on tv shows/movies/etc.... They're really rather uninspired. In some cases, it's probably due to being restricted in what they can write, but in others, it can be the writer himself/herself.

    IMHO, you can probably do better with fanfic.

    That said, I liked the idea with Megatron and Prime's backstory..... Better writing could have made something more out of it.
     
  15. SouthtownKid

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    I haven't read Exodus, but however bad it might be, I refuse to believe that. A professional's writing is better than a fanfic writer's work 100 times out of 100.
     
  16. ErbFan28

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    Give it a shot
     
  17. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    Having read a lot of fanfic over the years of fandoms and the internet, I would absolutely disagree. There are fanfiction writers out there that have equaled and many times surpassed the original work.

    I find fan fiction to be no different than tv shows, movies, and books - there's the bad and the ugly (and the crazy, can't forget the crazy :cool:  ) but there's also the good and the amazing.
     
  18. SouthtownKid

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    From my experience, fanfic, at it's best, is a place to find unique concepts or set-ups for existing characters/franchises. But I've never seen any that I didn't think fell way short on the craft side of writing. The people with actual writing talent are either doing it professionally or are creating their own original works with their own original characters and concepts.

    But that's just from what I've seen, and I admit I haven't looked at nearly as much of it as it sounds like you have.
     
  19. Magnus12

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    Read it for my project w/ my friend really not a bad book!
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    Exodus is okay. I'd say that if you read it, expect more to be "informed" than "entertained" - it really does read like a checklist of bullet-points from the new Aligned story bible that the author was tasked with stringing together into a narrative. But it's readable enough and you'll gain some worthy insight into Hasbro's over-arcing intent for the Aligned universe that'll reverberate in the Prime cartoon to some extent.

    Exiles, on the other hand, was pretty fuckin' awful.
     

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