Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Yeah, it's been over a week since I updated the list. Haven't been reading all that much (although it's picked up some the past couple of days).
  • Hedge Magic by Aaron Link & John Snead. This is a supplement for the Ars Magica role playing game.
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I'd been watching the BBC production of this story with some friends & decided I needed to re-read this. Teena did the exact same thing.
  • Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman. This is something of a bridge between Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy & a new story that I hope comes out soon.
  • Taltos by Steven Brust. Teena has been very kind in allowing me to borrow the books in this series. I'm enjoying them quite a bit.
  • New Souls/All Turned Around by Donna Barr. This is a flip-book, with one side being a collection of stories featuring Barr's character Stinz, and the other featuring her "Bosom Enemies" characters. Both are very good, but a little too complex to go here. Maybe later.
  • Giant Robot Warriors by Stuart Moore & Ryan Kelly. (Borrowed from the library.)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski & John Romita Jr. The creator of Babylon 5 has been writing Spider-Man for a while now. I really should be picking up more of the collections, because he's very good. This collection contains a story in which Aunt May learns that Peter is Spider-Man.
  • Phoenix by Steven Brust. Another in the Vlad Taltos series. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  • Graphic Classics: Bram Stoker by various. Adaptations of several of Stoker's stories. It was interesting to see a version of "The Lair of the White Worm" & compare it to the Ken Russell film. (Believe it or not, I think the movie is a better story.)
  • Switchblade Honey by Warren Ellis and Brandon McKinney. This is Ellis's reaction to the squeaky-clean future presented in the various Star Trek franchises and how they seem to conveniently ignore certain basic aspects of human nature. And it's a pretty damn good story too.
  • Spider-Man: Blue by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale. Loeb & Sale seem to be a hot team in comics today. Their series seem to do quite well, and I don't see why. Sale's artwork is great, but Loeb's writing just doesn't work for me. It's okay, but not spectacular. (Library.)

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