by Scott McCloud
graphic novel, art, death
This is an intense read. It is also a fantastic example of a novel in graphic form. Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics and Making Comics fame has come out with his first full length, adult graphic novel.
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
By Neil Gaiman
Short stories, horror, fantasy, imagination, suspense
Trigger Warning is the latest collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman, a mix of new works and pieces that he has written for other collections. The common thread of the book is the theme of being uncomfortable, each story has an uncomfortable note in their own way.
When to Rob a Bank: …and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Non-fiction, economics, behavior, blog posts
This is the new(ish) book by the Freakonomics duo, unfortunately it is a collection of blog posts from www.freakonomics.com and not new material. They have gone through and expanded some posts and revised the numbers on some others. They also have done a decent job of curating the 8,000 odd posts and selected a fairly wide array of writings.
The Eyre Affair
Written by Jasper Fforde
Read by Susan Duerden
Science Fiction, fantasy, mystery, fiction, meta-fiction.
Jasper Fforde is one of my favorite authors. This is the start of his Thursday Next series of mystery/fantasy/sci-fi/romance/genre hopping books that I was inspired to re-read after finding another Fforde fan in my book club (thanks Ashley!). It’s a great read if you can keep up.
It’s been a long time for something that I’m trying to update “regularly”. Sorry about that. I tried to get all of the Caldecott Honor books, but one of them is has become wildly popular, unexpectedly so it seems. I’ve been trying to get a copy for a while, my library system just put in its third order for the title, and multiple trips to B&N have been fruitless. I’ve also been trying to get through Trigger Warning before it’s overdue, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, it’s fantastic so far, but I need to pick up a copy for myself at some point.
Enough excuses. This post an earth shaking death(not really), an octopus(really), and some sex (kinda).