August 2017 — A Wrap-Up for the Month of Graphic Novels & Comics

The previous month was all about graphic novels and comics. Here is what I read in August and what I thought about it: Monster of Frankenstein Vol. 1 As part of Project Frankenstein, this volume failed to make an impression. I was sad to see that all the stories missed the most essential characteristic present…

March 2017 — Wrap-Up

  Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel   The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!       Words […]

Weirding It Out with Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #4

  Brief Recap: 1. Paul & Jessica finally meet Fremen, Stilgar’s clan, who are about to kill them but are convinced to take them along. This decision is due to convergence of multiple factors, including Kyne’s (who is the Liet) last decree to the Fremen, Jessica’s sharp mind, BG myth-seeding, Fremen legends, the duo’s weirding…

Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #3

Brief Recap We meet Kynes, the Emperor appointed ecologist on Arrakis who is also a whole lot more but not letting on. People are scared of him and by people, I mean Harkonnen spies! He plans on hating the Atreides but they are just too cute and cuddly for him to loathe. Oh, and he…

Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #2

Brief Recap Paul is tested by the Reverend Mother, the leader of the Bene Gesserits. We meet the Atreides and their enemies, Harkonnens. 10, 000s of years ago, Harkonnens were stripped of their titles for showing cowardice in a war. That is just one of the reasons they hate the Atreides who took over and…