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“Pylon” by William Faulkner

I meant to grab Faulkner’s novel for a while now. Any novel to be honest. He is one of the great American authors and getting to know his body of work seemed a a duty to me. So when I snatched a vintage copy of Pylon just for around 1 euro ( a price at which it is difficult to buy a bookmark) I considered myself lucky. In a hindsight it is obvious that I have chosen wrong book to start my expedition into the literary world of a new author. My Faulkner hype train did not even leave its station.  Continue reading ““Pylon” by William Faulkner”

“Green Arrow Vol 1: Quiver” by Kevin Smith (W) and Phil Hester (A)

What’s the point of Robon Hood’s copy cats sharing the stories with god like beings or and tricksters worthy of ancient myths? I don’t know either. Yet somehow, movies made Hawkeye work quite naturally next to likes of Iron Man and Thor and CW’s Green Arrow series was enjoyable for about three seasons if you are as forgiving as me. A couple years ago it was proven to me that Hawkeye comics can work so it was only fair to give a chance to his DC counterpart.  Continue reading ““Green Arrow Vol 1: Quiver” by Kevin Smith (W) and Phil Hester (A)”

“The Star Diaries” by Stanisław Lem

The good science fiction does not tell stories about future, it only uses the fantastical setting of the days to come  and the potential hidden in technology and our own bodies to put a mirror in front of the present society and dissect it; examines its fears and deviations and asks questions about our own nature. Continue reading ““The Star Diaries” by Stanisław Lem”

“The Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins” by Jason Aaron (W) and Russell Dauterman (A)

I heard (actually read) many cries that Marvel turned mad and got twisted by political correctness with all the changes that their flagship characters underwent. Without getting into political discussion I believe that  in any area of life, especially in art and entertainment change can be good and when it helps to tell good stories it is even necessary. Does a woman picking up Mjolnir deliver on this?  Continue reading ““The Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins” by Jason Aaron (W) and Russell Dauterman (A)”

“Deadpool Vol. 1: Millionaire with a Mouth” by Gerry Duggan (W) and Mike Hawthorne (A)

After world-ending Secret Wars, Marvel published new set of first issues, introducing its most popular (and some of the more obscure) characters into its all new, all different universe. How did this change go for Deadpool?  Continue reading ““Deadpool Vol. 1: Millionaire with a Mouth” by Gerry Duggan (W) and Mike Hawthorne (A)”

“2586 Kroków” by Andrzej Pilipiuk

2585 Kroków is a collection of short stories that neatly encapsulates Pilipiuk’s writing; specific humor, adoration of Polish  East, fascination with Russia and Russian influence, love for countryside and a talent  to dig up interesting facts from the past. Continue reading ““2586 Kroków” by Andrzej Pilipiuk”

“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” by Ian Doescher

I have a sweet spot for Star Wars and I love Shakespeare’s work, so when I found out about the existence of this book I knew I have to read it. Initially I was afraid that it will come out cheesy and forced, but let me tell you from the start; the Force is strong in this one! Continue reading ““William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” by Ian Doescher”

“The White Rose” by Glen Cook

Finally back online!

“White Rose” is the last part of the Chronicles of Black Company first story arc. And damn me but still one week after finishing it I am not sure if I liked it or not.  Continue reading ““The White Rose” by Glen Cook”

“Sex Criminals, Volume 1: One Weird Trick” by Matt Fraction (W) and Chip Zdarsky (A)

So are you telling me that there is a comic book by Matt Fraction who’s Hawkeye is one of my favorite comic books EVER and Chip Zdarsky who’s Howard the Duck made me laugh myself to tears and it is about people who use their time-stopping orgasms to rob banks? Can you give me a moment…? Continue reading ““Sex Criminals, Volume 1: One Weird Trick” by Matt Fraction (W) and Chip Zdarsky (A)”

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