The Lightning Thief

I finally got The Son to listen to chapter books for bedtime reading. I had no success with the Harry Potter books. His babysitter recommended the Percy Jackson books.

The premise of the Percy Jackson stories is that Greek mythology is true. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and the rest of the gods are still with us. Percy’s full name is Perseus. Like him, he is also the child of Poseidon and a mortal woman.

The Son loves the books. They are more lighthearted than the Harry Potter books. Instead of taking place in a gloomy castle, the action takes place in more recognizable locations across the United States.

Last night, we finished the third book in the series: The Titan’s Curse.

The Son saw the trailer for movie adaptation for the first book: The Lightning Thief. It just opened this weekend and he wanted to see it.

I wrote a review of the movie from the parent’s perspective. You can read it on GeekDad: 10 Things Parents Should Know About The Lightning Thief.

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  1. My son and I also saw the Lightning Thief. Since then, he has been extrememly interested Greek mythology. Its a good thing when a movie can make such a great impact like that.

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