She notes that the reason The Phantom Menace failed as a story is because it lacked a true protagonist. Think about it, and she’s right. But then she takes up the case of The Avengers, which was a great movie. It too appears to have no true protagonist, so why does it succeed where the Phantom Menace failed? Her explanation is worth reading – and I agree with her wholeheartedly.
|Who is the Protagonist?|
Ms. Lebak also released a new novel this week titled The Wrong Enemy, with a very interesting premise!
In other tidings, as of this weekend Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell remains the #1 fantasy novel on Amazon, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is still the #1 novel in historical fantasy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter holds the sixth spot in that subgenre, and right before it, at #5, is one of my favorite stories, William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.
Until next week, good tidings and good day!