Monday, September 15, 2014

Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore Review

"The British underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes onto the streets.

The police need information fast and James Adam has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all."

James Adam goes back to a previous case. Keith Moore may still be in jail, but his son is still crazy and stupid. Yeah, Junior Moore is the way in to a new gang called Mad Dogs. It is one of the five major gangs controlling the area Keith Moore once controlled. I'm going to say that it is quite fascinating to see the effects James Adam caused by breaking in and working for the CHERUBS/MI5. He made a lot of changes. Some of them good. Some of them bad. But it is certainly progress in the war on gangs. 

The new guys, Keith's former business partner, is controlling the Mad Dogs. I'm going to tell you that for once, I wish the bad guys know about the CHERUBS. Alex Rider certainly got caught a few times, and he manages to use his wits to get out of his troubles. Why can't James Adam? In my opinion, James Adam has been trained longer, (sees more women/girls than Alex Rider,) and went on many more missions than Mr. Rider. Why can't he be caught? It would make the book very interesting for once.

James Adam still has his wandering eyes. I have pretty much nothing else to say about him. Other than the fact that he is a few more steps closer to being Mr. James Bond. Someone seriously needs to give him a reality check. He is so arrogant. And conceited. 

And Mr. Muchamore (the author) dropped some very interesting references to pop culture. I guess that is worth a mention, huh?

Lauren is far more interesting. It is such a pity that she is pretty much a secondary character (second class citizen). But Lauren is certainly a toughie. Especially for a twelve year old girl. 

Mad Dogs is a somewhat okay book. It is actually better if you don't ignore it, because it explores the effects and consequences of James Adam's actions in a previous book (which means you can't skip that one either). But it is good. In plot, it is good. In conflict, it could had done a bit better, but it does explore the sides of secondary characters a bit more. Especially Gabrielle's boyfriend whose name, I believe, is Michael. I can't remember names very well. After a while, it all starts getting blurry and the letters merge together. Especially if they are of the same letter in the beginning. 

Okay, I'll stop talking now.

Rating: Three out of Five

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