I have been patiently waiting for this but it didn’t look like it was doing to happen so, I decided to chuck it and just see if I can get my hands on the ecopies instead of wait around for the physical copies to reach my local bookstore. I have read, at the time of writing this review, 8 issues and I thought I’d group the reviews in fives since volumes usually come as four or five issues grouped together. I will be giving an overall review instead of individual ones because that might be spoilery and no one wants that! Continue reading
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I don’t think I can say much about this collection of poetry except that i think a lot was lost in translation. There are times when a poem felt like it had originally had a symmetrical rhythm and somehow in the middle that was a jarring line that broke it but didn’t seem like it was meant to be broken, if you know what I mean. I did like a few poems though, most of them by Li Po. The book consists of poems by three poets, Wang Wei, Li Po and Tu Fu, and they are meant to be celebrated poets of this period. I can’t say I’m a big fan but I probably would have understood the beauty of it all if I had known the language. I rated this 2.5 stars, I didn’t enjoy it much but I think the problem was simply the translation, and there are poems I did enjoy within this collection.
This was a very enjoyable Graphic Novel. I wouldn’t call it a memorable one but certainly enjoyable. I don’t have a child, I don’t particularly care about or want children, but my cousins do and my best friend does and this made me think about everything they tell me about having a child and chuckle.
Jude is the main character here and he is not what he seems to be. Yes he is a special snowflake but not the way you think. Life is boring and dull for Jude, everyday is exactly the same and his entire life has this whole sepia tone to it. Not literally, figuratively. There is this woman he sees everyday and she wants to talk to her but never does, then one day he gathers up his courage and tries to return a hanky she drops and everything goes wrong.
This story is almost right up my alley. It’s got Earnest Hemingway as a character, a doggie buddy and Jude who can see into people’s past and freak the living crap out of them. The only negative, for me personally, was that I felt like I was missing something. Like a something between the lines that I would have understood if I was a Christian or if I knew something about the bible. I’m not and so I think I missed out on a lot of inside info that others who are would get.
I’ve just finished watching this and honestly, its weird man. It’s damn weird! It seems like the show writers or makes have changes the story and the characters however the hell they wanted to. And I’m betting on the fact that the show gets cancelled and fails. Not because I want it to, god knows I really needed this to be a success and for it to be brilliant. Continue reading
It’s All Absolutely Fine is a graphic novel that focusses on mental health issues. Filled with line drawings and doodles to showcase how one feels when suffering from anxiety and depression, it’s a quick and easy read that anyone who has gone through these things can relate to. Now the author, Ruby Elliot a.k.a Rubyetc, is very popular on tumblr. I’m not one of her followers and I definitely didn’t even know who she was so this was my very first experience with her style of writing or art.
Generation Zero is a comic book series about Generation Zero, a group of vigilante teenagers who’ve been used by a secret agency and have now broken free and escaped. They go around helping others who find a way to contact them and try to right the wrongs in their world.
The blurb says “Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.”
Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us is a comic book of the misadventures of Ananth Hrish and Yuko Ota, friends, roommates an co-authors of the webcomic Johnny Wander. This graphic novel chronicles moments in their lives that they share with us because it’s fun, hilarious, or just because they felt like it.