Laura "Tegan" Gjovaag
Sunset City from AiT/Planet Lar: I'd already seen a few reviews for this one before I got a copy to read, so I had a little idea, I thought, of what to expect. But I was wrong. This isn't a standard comic book by any stretch, and the ending is both unexpected and thought provoking. In fact, after reading the book I had to sit back and really try to decide if I could accept that as an ending or not. I'm still not sure, and I really doubt I'll ever be sure. What really gets me about this book is the contrasts. The deaths that Frank is witness to, living in a place where people go to die... deaths that are both natural and by violence. And yet, this is very much a story about life, somehow. I still don't quite know what to make of it. My best advice is that you go out and grab a copy to read for yourself. Then you, too, can go "hmmmm" about it.
Via Collective Sigh.
Via Collective Sigh.
Happy birthday to Neil Gaiman!
Once again, I'm having trouble reviewing. Still, I've got lots of things to look forward to, including finding out how I've been Tuckerized by Jeff Parker. I've also got two review copies I really want to review, because I enjoyed them both. So here's some reviews of last week's books:
What he says. Companies can yell "we're in great shape!" all they want, but we've all heard that before. What they actually do is what matters.
Shane is linkblogging again.
Yes, it's that time again... time for "Things in Previews That Look Interesting But I Can't Afford To Get (with a list of things I am getting just for contrast)". I'm going to start with the bulk of the book, and then come back and cover the "big four" at the end. Please remember, I'm listing what looks interesting. My actual purchase list is going to be much smaller. The numbers after each title are usually the page number in Previews Magazine, so you can follow along at home.
I haven't blogged yet today because I'm absolutely miserable. I'm just having a bad day. I've got my Previews review almost ready to post, and I've got a few reviews almost ready. But those are going to wait to be finished tomorrow, when I hopefully feel better. This is it for today.