Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top ten pulse-racing adventure books

Philip Webb, author of Six Days, had a happy childhood, roaming and exploring and was fascinated by the local rubbish dump where he played out lots of post-apocalyptic adventures with his friends. He was born in 1967 and works as a user experience consultant. He has a computer science degree and a Masters in human computer interaction. His interests include travel, art, design and film.

For the Guardian, Webb named his top ten pulse-racing adventure books, including:
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It's a sci-fi dystopia, it's a romance, it's touching and brutal and real. But most of all it's a perfect adventure. Bow-wielding ass-kicking Katniss goes into the Hunger Games arena to save her younger sister from certain death. It's survival of the fittest –a terrifying fight to the death, so addictive and so exciting you'll be gnawing your knuckles to the bone by book two.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Hunger Games also appears on Charlie Higson's top ten list of fantasy books for children and Megan Wasson's list of five fantasy series geared towards teens that adults will love too.

--Marshal Zeringue