DandD de Platte, MN , USA
Incroyable!! Je ne sais pas si je l'ai aimé mieux que le premier ... ils étaient tous les deux géniaux! J'étais un peu mécontent de la fin en ce sens que je pensais que cela me laissait beaucoup plus suspendu que le premier. Mais même ainsi, je pensais que c'était génial. Pour ceux avec des enfants qui lisent ces livres, je pense que le 2ème est un peu plus violent que le premier.
Take one 12 year old kid from Australia, one dead aunt in London - who also happens to be a billionaire - add a missing diamond, disinterested parents, and a butler reminiscent of Lurch from the Addam's Family, and you get an adventure full of twists and turns, murder and mayhem. Gerald Wilkins has never met his great aunt Geraldine, but for some reason, she leaves him her entire estate when she dies. Gerald's mother is ecstatic and immediately takes off on "vacation," dumping Gerald with his aunt's stodgy lawyer and Mr. Fry, a dour butler/chauffeur who is not happy with his legacy of silverware. Geraldine also leaves a cryptic note telling Gerald she was murdered and it is up to him to find out who killed her. Gerald and tow of his new friends go off on an adventure that includes kidnapping, murder and a hint at a paranormal ability Gerald doesn't know he has. While the book is entertaining, the heavy British vocabulary may put off some readers. In addition, it is very obviously the first book in a series as many of the prominent threads are left dangling. Plus there are the issues of child abandonment since his parents take off as soon as the will is read and don't even return when he is seriously injured. I have issues with that. Beyond this, it is a decent enough book, but read with these cautions in mind.