danneeness (danneeness) wrote in bookish,

#36-38 of 2010

I liked this, I think, even more than The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. Flight is a little more risky. The protagonist, Zits, had his father leave him and his mom before he was an hour old. His mom died when he was six. He's been shuttled from foster home to foster home since, getting more angry all the while. He likes start fires. But when Zits takes his anger too far, he begins to flit from life to life, living briefly in other people's bodies and minds (and times). I don't want to say "he learns a valuable lesson about his own life", but you get the idea. Alexie is amazing at presenting gritty, awful situations (including abuse, alcoholism, racism, etc) and still maintain humor. Definitely worth picking up.


Aaah, I love fairy tale re-tellings. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one. I liked the world and art, but I wasn't particularly interested in the plot (I'm not a big mystery fan). I know this is extrememly popular, though, so I'll keep going for now. Hopefully the next one will be a little different.


I know this is one of the great classics of graphic novels, so I picked it up from the library. To be honest, though, the first 50 pages or so didn't grab me. There were so many characters and stories and things going on that I couldn't keep them all straight and I wasn't sure I really wanted to bother. I kept going, though, since it has such a great reputation, and I ended up liking the ending. Once it really started revolving around Sandman himself, it definitely got more interesting. I'll pick up the next one eventually, but I've got a stack of about 20 library books to get through first.


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