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The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

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Series: Daniel X (1)

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Daniel ha solo tre anni, tutta la vita davanti e gioca nello scantinato di casa sua. Daniel ha solo tre anni e parla - anche piuttosto bene - con la madre che, dal piano di sopra, lo richiama per la cena. Daniel ha solo tre anni e nella sua "ora di gioco" costruisce oggetti e cose.

Daniel ha solo tre anni, nella sua ora di gioco costruisce modellini del faro di Alessandria e dei giardini di Babilonia (anche se vorrebbe trovare il tempo di creare una piccola Notre Dame), parla incredibilmente bene per un bambino della sua età, conosce cose che solo un adulto laureato potrebbe conoscere ed è un alieno. Daniel è un alieno di tre anni che vorrebbe solo giocare un altro po' con i suoi modellini ma che non potrà far altro che assistere all'omicidio dei suoi genitori, i possessori della "Lista", cacciatori di alieni.

Danel eredita così il "compito" gravoso di cacciare e uccidere gli alieni, il suo scopo è quello di raggiungere il primo della lista, il più forte e temibile alieno presente sulla terra, l'assassino dei suoi genitori e per farlo non potrà che contare su se stesso e sulle sue "qualità".

Daniel X è un romanzo per ragazzi veramente molto, molto giovani che mi sento di sconsigliare ad un lettore che superi i 13 anni, il che è un vero peccato visto che la Nord lo ha "equipaggiato" di una trama intrigante e una copertina veramente bella; colpisce immediatamente l'occhio e la curiosità del lettore.

Il vero problema di questo romanzo è la superficialità con cui vengono trattate tutte le vicende in cui si cimenta Daniel. Si percepisce nettamente l'intervento di altre due mani nella stesura - è un romanzo scritto a quattro mani da Patterson e Michael Ledwidge -, infatti anche la solita ironia di Patterson, punto forte del suo stile, finisce per scendere, in alcuni punti, nel banale. Il lettore sorride, scuote la testa e va avanti.

James Patterson, infatti, si è già cimentato precedentemente in una serie fantascientifica (Serie Maximum Ride NdR) per giovanissimi ma, nonostante ciò, la trama era sempre intrigante, scritta chiaramente, ironica, divertente e anche istruttiva. La Saga di Daniel X, invece, non riesce a decollare se non verso la fine quando finalmente le scene d'azione sembrano tornare nelle mani di Patterson.

Daniel è un personaggio interessante e autoironico - tutto il romanzo è scritto in prima persona - ma non rende sempre al meglio e risulta forzato e "finto" in alcuni punti. E' un ragazzo che può creare anche persone, si, finte, ma da nulla. Crea la materia dal nulla, quindi teoricamente può fare tutto visto che l'essere vinvente è la creatura più complessa da creare e animare... Sussiste così un'incongruenza narrativa non indifferente: se Daniel può creare teoricamente tutto (dopo aver creato un umano!) e sa (questo ci viene detto più volte) tutto grazie al suo essere "alieno", quali problemi potrebbe mai incontrare con i nemici? Scoprire cosa li uccide e creare conseguentemente l'arma giusta dovrebbe essere uno scherzo!

Un definitiva è un romanzo che avrebbe potuto offrire molto, molto di più al lettore, visto soprattutto i precedenti dello stesso genere che ci sono stati offerti da Patterson stesso.

Leggeremo sicuramente il seguito, James Patterson merita sempre una seconda occasione, visto che non è la prima volta che l'inizio di una serie si mostra un po' traballante per poi riprendersi con la continuazione della storia. Aspettiamo con ansia il seguito delle avventure di Daniel X!


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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
I was surprised by how quickly I read this. It is a fun exciting adventure. I look forward to the rest of the series ( )
  nx74defiant | Nov 5, 2016 |
Daniel X is a Alien Hunter with no last name. His family held the List of Alien Outlaws that can be changed in any form. Until the day when something unexpected happened. One day when Daniel was three, he was playing with his play dough making sculptures of, well, famous SCULPTURES. That's when the Prayer (number one on the list of Alien Outlaws) attacked and asked for the List. When Daniels parents refused in justice, they got killed by the Prayer, leaving a image of himself in Daniel's memory as the one who killed his parents
Now 16 and without parents, Daniel uses his powers to survive, like how he gets new homes, it really wouldn't have the same effect without the feel of PARENTS, plus he needs them. What does he do? No he doesn't hire actors, what his power basically is is, well strength and the fact that he can re-arrange the tiniest little particle that deep down inside make up EVERYTHING. That is how he can "CREATE" stuff, like his parents, alien friends and the very furniture he goes to bed on. Daniel doesn't just do all this though. Like I said he's a Alien Hunter, and he has a mission of following his parent's footsteps.
But what did his parents do? His parents protected Earth, until the Prayer killed them of course. Defeating aliens on the list he jumps a good 15 and goes to number 6. Ergent Seth, his hardest battle of all. Daniel struggles with defeating him until he turns as small as bacteria, into Ergent Seth's brain, then transforms into a Elephant (He likes Elephants because they were a gift to Earth from his planet) and kills Ergent Seth!
  ZacheryJ.BG3 | Sep 23, 2016 |
Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence of Earth and another planet are at stake.
  lkmuir | Dec 9, 2015 |
Daniel is born with the best power of all. Daniel is born with the power of creation. This means that he can create anything as long as he has seen it. In this novel Daniel and his friends (Whom he created) team up to fight an evil alien. This evil alien is in the top ten in the list of galactic villains. Daniel and his friend have to attempt to fight this villain alone.
Daniel has the power to defeat this villain but can he? In the end he defeats the villain with a girl who the villain made called phoebe. Phoebe plays Daniel Right into the villains trap. Daniel feels as if Phoebe is the only person in the world that understands him. Next Daniel finds out the the villain made Phoebe and he is enraged. Daniel is infuriated. Daniel blows up the villain with the weapon that killed his parents and although he swore he would never use it he did. Daniel knows that he will never see phoebe again but he always has his friends. ( )
  AlexB.b1 | Jan 1, 2015 |
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Patterson, Jamesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ledwidge, Michaelmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ventimiglia, MiloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If this were a movie instead of real life, this would be the part where in a strange, ominous voice I'd say, "Take me to your leader!"
I wish that I didn't sometimes, but I remember everything about that cursed, unspeakably unhappy night twelve years ago when I was just three years old and both my parents were murdered.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316002925, Hardcover)

The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells--the greatest power is the power to create.
Daniel X has that power.

Daniel's secret abilities -- like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses -- have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining.

From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer.

Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission--and to take vengeance in the process.

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Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence Earth and another planet are at stake.… (more)

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