Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians – Brandon Sanderson

Alcatraz #1 The title pretty much says it all. Young Alcatraz is faced with evil librarians and dinosaurs. Alcatraz #1 is a decent effort, but no more. It reads like a mix of Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket – a self-consciously sardonic young adult story. Unfortunately, while the writing is clever, it’s not clever enough. While Lemony Snicket and his “Series of Unfortunate Events” began to pall about halfway through the series, Sanderson gets there…

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