This is a book that is easy to dip into as it is a series of essays on a huge variety of topics. Many are entertaining and/or serious but they are worth a look. Caitlin Moran can be controversial (the point really) but I really enjoyed reading these with some laugh-out-loud moments. She covers a lot from feminist issues to other ways to change the world for the better: some are deeply personal, others less so. Worth a look and good for dipping into for a change from fiction reading (my main love).
This comic collection assumes that cannibalism (caused by a virus) is sweeping this area of Florida. The local characters are more involved in the disappearance of Jolene. There's a fair amount of violence and death.
In light-brown tones, the illustrations are well-conceived although I had difficulty keeping track of who is who and the plot moves along at a reasonable pace. The lettering in the digital edition is tight and therefore a bit hard to read. Good collection – more to come in another volume.
A young woman struggling to find a job eventually gets hired by a “mad” scientist. The plot again takes its time in this second volume as it ends as Elliott – our heroine – settles in and begins work at Dr Stein's lab and deals with her neuroses.
With humour and fine cartoony illustrations, this volume is entertaining and fun.
Some white lettering on black background which is not easy to read in the digital edition.
Interesting enough - a short series of quotes by black activists over the years, all illustrated with portraits. Good enough for what it is.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This detective thriller takes place in Iceland and involves investigations by Ari Thor, the main detective, and Isrun, a Reykjavik journalist into a cold case from 50 years earlier as well as more recent up-to-date cases both locally in northern Iceland and in the capital. There's sub-plots to intrigue the reader as we discover more about the main characters. The whole thing is engaging and well-written as the characters are developed and fleshed out. I enjoyed this and ploughed through it quite quickly which is always a good sign. It's the second of these novels by Jonasson that i've read and I preferred it to Blackout.
Arclight works for the bloodless Lady Kinga who has lost her body to an alien being. Blood is used to create magic. Others discover that the false Lady Kinga is not what she seems. Other than that, there's not a lot that goes on.
It is not always clear what is going on but it's nicely-produced. A little too esoteric for my liking
With an Arab-type setting, a brother (Inotu) and sister finds themselves running away from their homes. Boetema visits other worlds in her sleep, taking over alien bodies to interact with the locals. Meanwhile the two of them find obstacles in their quest for a stable life.
The script is a bit stilted in places in my opinion but the plot is original and the collection is well-illustrated with plenty of colour. It's enjoyable and may lead to another volume but it's worth a look.
The anthromorphic animal races practising magic find that it’s fading and the Great Champion who, it turns out, is a human called Stephen T Learoyd and Dusty, an anthromorphic dog and apprentice magician, are on a quest to find out what is going on: they encounter many strange creatures. We discover the origins of this world and of the problems facing it.
Nicely illustrated and written, it flows well and engages the reader. A good read and recommended but a little long-winded in my opinion. A third volume will follow.
Not being familiar with this classic book, I was amused to find, after reading the first harrowing section, that I'd seen the film version with Jane Fonda many years ago. Our lead character, Gertie, has dreams which are shattered by the events of the Second World War. She moves with all her children to Detroit for her husband's war work. Drama and tragedy invade their new unusual urban way of life.
The dialogue is an interesting read, especially for a non-American, with its Appalachian country drawl and simple sentence structure. Characters are well-developed and the book is compulsive reading. It is well worth a look although as the afterword tells us: it is depressing.
This volume deals with the people of Eden confronting members of the Aryan Brotherhood. As you would expect from this team, there's bloodshed and a body count and the relationships between the now-familiar residents of Eden get developed further.
I enjoy this series and, like many others, I hope that the creators know when to stop. The next volume might be the last but the series is well worth investigating. Good writing and artwork make it worth the bother.
This continues the story of Mark, the autistic postman in Eden, a small town in the USA, son of the Mayor. A victim of bullying, he gets involved with a new arrival who is hiding out from Armenians but all is not what it seems to be – as usual!
The concept is interesting as is the writing. The artwork is well-produced and clear. It’s entertaining and engaging with gore and violence enough for those who like that sort of thing. A good volume and well worth a look.
A new rendering of the story of Beowulf and Grendel and the events subsequent to Grendel's defeat, this works well. Bloody and with a high body count, it tells of the Norse legend with a lot of illustrations of battle and fighting.
Not bad at all for what it is.
I'm not sure if this is aimed at the female YA readership or to the general fantasy-loving public but I found this tale interesting. It deals with a young girl, Twylla, living in court whose touch can kill and who is used as executioner. As the tile tells us, she is the daughter of a Sin-Eater whose job is to eat symbolically the sins of the recently-died so that they can pass on peacefully. However Twylla's life is about to change radically as she discovers many uncomfortable truths.
Well-written and quite engaging – and short – this novel is reasonably interesting and original with a few surprises along the way. Characters are well-defined and not too extreme. Fantasy lovers will find this worth a visit.
With illustrations in the French/Belgian “bande dessinée” tradition, colourful and detailed, this collection tells a series of wordless stories taking place in fantasy landscapes with fantastic creatures, extravagantly clothed.
A feast for the eyes, this is thoroughly recommended to all lovers of excellent artwork.