Prices for book: Aztec Rage
Book ISBN: 9780765348937
Author(s): Gary Jennings
Document type: Mass Market Paperbound
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Not Gary Jennings
As other readers have expressed, this is based on Gary Jennings Aztec Triology, since the author was long dead when this book came out. Lacks most of Jennings research and creative flair, and focuses more on sexual exploits than storytelling. Jennings always explored the sexual aspects of his characters, but only to enhance the story, not focus on it. By the end of the book I found myself not caring about the protagonists fate, which is a bad sign. Read it if you have to, but don't expect the past greatness
M. Holkesvik (Amazon.com)
Aztec "Hormonal" Rage
This book is just plain silly! While I enjoyed some of the historical aspects of it such as the exploration with Carlos and the information about the French occupation of Spain. I found the sexual exploits of Juan downright offensive. Not from a prudish standpoint, but as an adult, it was just so juvenile. Who wrote this book?!?! Seems to me, it was written by an adolescence boy who hasn't had an intimate relationship but has read too many Penthouse Letters.
T. Allen (Amazon.com)
The book wanders and seems to have no goal
My wife bought this book for me - and as I started to read it - several times I became confused - trying to figure out where, exactly, the book was headed.
It seems to me that the book, along with the main character, wanders - and switches from this to that. Leaving you wondering why exactly you're reading a story that seems to have no purpose.
You're supposed to be hearing the story as the main character recalls it - but then you are shown scenes apart from him - that do not involve him. You're given background and history about other characters - but again, how is he supposed to know this things - if they haven't told them to him (and in the story - they haven't).
The main character isn't very admirable either. He's not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. Despite claiming that he doesn't care about many things - he seems to have a lot of knowledge about them. He seems to have no control over his sex drive - and has to "bed" every attractive woman that crosses his path - all the while maintaining his "love and devotion" for some ideal woman who will never have him. Apparently an attractive woman with some nice perfume is all it takes to make him go love sick.
The love scenes in look like they were pulled out of a Harlequin romance - and make me feel like I'm reading some tawdry book that should have Fabio on the cover.
I'll probably finish it out of curiosity - but it'll be more of a chore than something enjoyable.
F. Davis (Amazon.com)
I had to read it....
Good, but not Gary Jennings....After reading and loving most everything Jennings wrote, I had to read this sort of sequel....
Jeffrey Roberts (Amazon.com)
GARY JENNINGS IS THE BEST!
Be very careful. This book is NOT written by Gary Jennings. He's dead. The new books don't have any of his flavor, not his witty writing. If you buy any of his REAL books you'll read a masterpiece.
* Aztec (1980) : A story of the Aztec empire just before and during the arrival of the Spanish.
* The Journeyer (1984) : An account of the travels of Marco Polo to the Far East.
* Spangle (1987) : A chronicle of the lives of carnival entertainers.
* Raptor (1992) : Thorn, a hermaphrodite, and his/her adventures in a post-Roman world.
T. Feuillet V (Amazon.com)
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