041) The Devil Is Due in Dreary by David Parkin and Allan Jefferson, finished August 19
This was given to me by Parkin at Comic-Con and we went to dinner together later and talked more about sundry related topics.two days
I intend to write a longer look at the book for Motley Vision, so when that link works, you'll know I've succeeded.
In the meantime, this.
040) No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, finished August 1
Finally finished my final audiobook from the Comic-Con trip. And it was as good as I expected. The reader was excellent (it's almost like the Coen's cast actors to match some of his characters). It goes on longer than the movie (which is coming to Prime soon and therefore I'm looking forward to rewatching), but that's okay. It does what only novels can do. It gets into thoughts and symbols etc. The nature of audiobooks is such that when you zone out for ten seconds, that part of the book is just gone, never to return. And so it goes. (At least I didn't have to deal with McCarthy's punctuation.) But instead of rereading it, I think I'll go to Blood Meridian next....eleven days
039) Lady Killer by Jamie S. Rich & Joelle Jones & Laura Allred, finished July 30
Eisner Exceptionunder a week
Wow! What a bloodbath! Even with its '50s gloss, this is pretty horrific stuff. This first volume doesn't let us get inside the protag, but it promises that we'll get inside her soon. I hope so. Although fun in its way, it's a bit soulless.
038) Tribute to Sparky, finished July 25
Every time we've been to the Charles M. Schulz Museum I've spent some time in the gift shop with this volume. I read all the strips and one-panels comics artists made honoring Schulz back when he died in 2000 and they choked me up then. This is the first time I've read the book all the way through. It's also the first time I've cried in a museum gift shop. Tears on my cheeks and everything.long enough to embarrass fellow shoppers
I think we need a couple centuries to figure out how important Charles Schulz was to human culture. But this book gives a hint.
Previously in 2016