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Old 07-20-2018, 10:51 AM
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Yeah, I was skeptical at first, because I was picturing pretty much exactly what Joel showed as their rejected approach. But an entire series that's basically that issue of Deadpool where he goes back to an issue of 60's Spider-Man? Sign me up!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:57 PM
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Yeah, it looks like a neat, novel approach. I'm down.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:41 PM
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Guys the new Gravity Falls book is out and is amazing.

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Old 07-26-2018, 10:49 AM
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:12 AM
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:23 PM
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R.I.P V S Naipaul. A Bend in the River is one of the best books on the effects of imperialism I've ever read.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:21 PM
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We are staying at a hotel and they have a stack of books available in the room and I haven't heard of any of them! Do any of you know these books/authors and have a recommendation? I've got a good amount of free time today and tomorrow so I think I could get through one of these:

Cotton by Christopher Wilson
Fima by Amos Oz
Night of Sorrows by Francis Sherwood
The Flower in the Skull by Kathleen Alcala
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:08 AM
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Apparently Matilda is getting a 30th anniversary edition, and Quentin Blake drew some images of adult Matilda. The astrophysicist one in the link above amuses me greatly.



As of the moment I can only find UK sellers so I'm hoping this comes to the US!
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:43 PM
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Ntozake Shange passed away.

She was fantastic. If you haven't read her and have a moment to appreciate her work in memorial, it looks like a small smattering of her poems are online.

With No Immediate Cause is burning hot anger about violence and sexual abuse against women (content warning, obviously), "sorry" is a perfect "I'm through with your bullshit" piece, and you are sucha fool captures the feeling of being madly in love. So, you've got options for all sorts of Poetry Moods.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:51 PM
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Bestsellers of the last 100 years, with notes about other books published those same years.

Learning the release date of a few of these really surprised me. For some reason I thought House on Mango street was published much earlier, turns out it's younger than me!
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:43 PM
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So a year ago I picked up Rat Queens vol 4, the first volume of the series after it soft-rebooted from a hiatus. The new series was controversial for a number of reasons, not least of all because it seemed to totally gloss over the rather significant story cliffhanger the old series left on, and gave the impression it was a new continuity altogether.

Well, the issues in vol 5 (#6-10, and an Orc Dave special!) torpedo that theory entirely. The rebooted series (restarted? revived? I 'unno) is very much in continuity with the old one, it just took a bit to get there.

Issue 9 outlines what happened in the 20 years following the cliffhanger end of the original run. After Dee, Betty, and Vi reunite and run into a now very bitter and probably insane Hannah, Dee makes the choice to abuse some good ol' Old God Magic to go back in time and save Hannah before she gets tossed in void prison.

And it worked! Hannah is saved, the Queens continue adventuring, take Braga on as a fifth, and basically continue their shenanigans in the new series.

But, it also didn't work. Because the void prison Hannah was originally thrown into exists outside of time and space, so Dee's timeline meddling didn't actually save her. So now there's two Hannahs, the version Dee saved, and the Hannah that was left behind. And boooooooy is she unhappy.


I liked vol 5 a lot more than vol 4, felt a bit more than the old run of the comics. And now they've gone and set up an interesting story hook going forward, I'm almost tempted to start buying the individual issues on comixology, but I'd rather keep my TPB collection going, so I guess I'll find out what happens in another year!
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:49 PM
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Olivia Jaimes, the Mysterious Cartoonist Behind ‘Nancy,’ Gives Rare Interview
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:34 PM
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I decided to read some Calvin and Hobbes last night for the first time in a while, and I felt completely estranged from this thing that used to be so dear to me. It didn't make me laugh or smile or even get the warm fuzzies.

What the heck.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:03 PM
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Tastes cycle. Give it another few years, and it will seem new and dear again.
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