March 2017 — Wrap-Up

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Old Favorites

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Dune (Re-Read)

I’ve covered this book in too much detail to add anything here. Well okay, I’ll just leave this joke here:

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Check out the final review instalment here.

New Delights

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Coraline

Coraline is a book that I would have loved to read as a kid. It is full of Dahl-esque quirkiness…okay, who am I kidding? I loved it even as an adult! Two of my favorite quotes:

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Binti

Read my detailed review here.

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I dunno what to say about this book, except that it had nothing and everything in it! I wanted to pick it up as soon as I got off work and I didn’t want to put it down. The plot is simple and straightforward. The author hasn’t weighed it down with complicated science. You can see where the events are leading up to and yet… I am still ambivalent about the ending but I guess, I’ll just let it sink in for a bit before I come to a decision. This was my first Simak book and I can’t wait to gobble everything else by him!
P.S. The cover has NOTHING to do with what goes on in the book. 

Holocaust Horrors

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The Complete Maus

This comic will just mess you up and yet, you’d be unable to put it down. Just look at how beautifully it portrays the impact of the dreadful event on not just the parents who experienced it but also on their kids who had to live with it:
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New Additions to Old Favorites

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Saga Vol.5.

Saga continues to be its beautiful, painful self. I’ve stopped thinking that the story is going anywhere. I just read it because I can’t not read it! Some of the artwork:

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More Weird Customers Say in Bookshops

 The first one was wayyyyy funnier.

New but Okayish

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The Lady Killer

Beautifully drawn but lacks anything that’d make it stand out!  I don’t think I will be continuing.

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Bag Lady

According to GRRM, this book is the first ever short story written in the Wild Cards series. However, it wast published as a part of the series, which had already changed and evolved.

I loved this nod towards Asimov:

“What are your orders?”

“To obey my creator, Dr. Maxim Travineck. To guard his identity and well-being. To test myself and my equipment under combat conditions, by fighting enemies of society. To gain maximum publicity for the future Modular Men Enterprises in so doing. To preserve my existence and well-being.”

“Take that, Asimov”, Travineck said.

and Frankenstein:

He uncorked the bottle of vodka and raised the bottle on high in a toast.

“New Prometheus,” he said, “my ass.”

and this witty repartee:

“I am beginning to realize, said the android, raising a hot buttered rum to his lips, that creator is a hopeless sociopath.”

Black Shadow cnsidered this, “I suspect, if you don’t mind a touch of theology, this just puts you in the boat with the rest of us,” he said.

Unbound

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Read my review here.

A good month that was full of reading, I’d say. How was was your March reading-wise?

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