I generally avoid all sports themed books. I just avoid them. Why? Because I'll be even more clueless reading them than reading non-fiction or any other genre in the entire universe. It's literally plopping me into the middle of nowhere and saying, "Okay, here ya go. Hope you survive."
Of course, compared to the Hunger Games, I'd rather be lost.
Out of the Cave was an exception. I've never read a sports themed book, but it certainly wasn't entirely about sports. *brandishes* The synopsis is pretty much abiotic proof.
Actually, I was being open-minded and not judging the cover. Though I was a bit hesitant. (There's this gut feeling. It told me, "This is not the book for you. Do NOT read it." I didn't listen.)
Less is more – One of the things I dislike was a lot of HUGE vocab. Not that I mind (I don't mind at all actually – I might one day use them when it comes to annoying pesky people harmlessly), since that'll more or less help me in the long run – erm, 2 year run. *cough* ACT *cough* I'll probably just forget, but it's nice to see the meaning at least once in my life. Hey, it'll spark a light bulb in the bigger picture. Maybe I'll even get a chance at Harvard (ha. Nope. Not my goal). ;)
The one that's really irking me is the irrelevant little details. Unless the weight is relevant and important – I don't see how that could happen, I mean, aside from Kevin Geisler trying to lose weight (what kind of YA book is that? This is not the Biggest Loser) – I certainly don't need to know he's 210 pounds. Then again, if that was what the book was about, why did I bother to read it in the first place? O_o
Research – The author has definitely done his research accurately and thoroughly – or as thoroughly as one can – about Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens, which, in my humble opinion, is pretty important when facts are being used. Though in the case of Midwesterners prone to using the word "horse" is pretty much wrong (I suppose it depends on the area, but I doubt it). Which brings me to my next point.
It was like taking a course in Football 101.No really. It literally was. I tend to sleep through those. Hmm... I wonder what my grade would actually be if that course existed? Probably a lot of detentions on my record. Go ahead and call it surprising. :p
It is an instant turn off my friends. I am not a Cardinals fan, nor Rams fan, nor Blues fan. Enough said.
Out of the Cave isn't exactly my type of book. It's certainly not a bad book, but I'm obviously not going to go bother trying to understand football. Though in a different circumstance, I probably would like the book.
But if you understand the sport better than I can (which mine is practically a goose egg), then maybe you'll have a better chance of liking the book. I just know that I'll be avoiding sporty books for sure from here on out. :p
It was worth a try. *shrugs*
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Owls