danneeness (danneeness) wrote in bookish,

Books 2 and 3 of 2010

I want to keep track and review all the books I read in 2010, so here are the couple I read yesterday.

I love the Perry Bible Fellowship, so I picked this up at the library, hoping maybe there were a couple I hadn't read before. Unfortunately, the only "extra" strips included hadn't been on the site because people didn't get the punchline, and I am included in that group. Also, re-reading the comics I found that without the surprise of the last panel that comes with the first read, the jokes just seemed weird to me, not to mention bleak. I still understand what I liked the first time, but I don't think I'll be buying the hard copy of this comic... and yet I still want to read the other of his books. Ah well.


Walking Dead Volume 1 is a collection of the first of the Walking Dead comics, and I got this from the library, too. This was the first time I've seen these, and I've already requested Volume 2 for the story, art, and, of course, the zombies, but there was something that bothered me: little sexist comments and ideas kept cropping up. "Why should we have to do the laundry?" "Oh, ha ha, I'm just a woman, I don't know how to shoot, and we can't trust the men with laundry! This isn't about women's rights, this is just practical!" and "We need a leader to feel safe. Especially the women." It grates on me, especially as it seems to be an attitude shared by all the male characters to some extent, and the women don't tend to do much more than watch the kids. Still, I like the story enough to keep reading, but I'm not sure if eventually if my irritation will convince me to just put them down. Sidenote: this was a lot bigger of a book than I was expecting!



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