okay...that is not The Prowler I'm used to! of course it is a different universe. meanwhile, I'm savoring this and I want to have some left for tomorrow--very excited about what this version of Mysterio will be like. it's all been so cool, glad to have sampled it.
this young fella grows on me with every word bubble and spider-leap. plus, the fights. between this and the Teen Titans, comics are making feel like a kid again. then V For Vendetta comes along, and--well, can't just have fun in life. but Ultimate Spidey is definitely FUN!
I'm going to meet a new Spider-Man first(!), and then this. I knew this book had undergone a title change when it got turned into a movie, but I did not know the book was quite as old as it is. been around a while.
I love that it's so different from The Chosen. it's hard to tell if it will end up quite as stunning, but it's certainly possible. the pages just fly by. The Chosen had a lot of brilliant twists and turns...so we'll see what this one has in store!
a total success thus far--but I figured it would be; The Chosen remains one of the best Crime & Mystery novels I've read all year, outdone only lately by a few entries that are maybe not so much "better", as different. all three have had something to offer. anyway, I really felt the urge to read more Ohlsson, and backing up to the start of her series is paying off.
this is going to be a disturbing one--but then, I knew that even before reading a word, because of the cover, and because I've already read The Chosen. I do love Fredrika, though, and I can't wait for her to track down this sicko.
a lot of things have been revealed up to this point, regarding what was initially puzzling and mysterious, in terms of who has been tormenting Catherine and why--but there's a lot of book to go, so I hope for some twists. it's gripping, so far.
bookworm's perfect day off work: reading hundreds of pages in the morning, and feeling that even if you don't read any more later in the day, you've exceeded your preferred page count by a wide margin....later that day, of course you read more! 50 pages would be just fine to wrap things up until tomorrow, but the beginning of the new book is terrific so 80 pages is a breeze. ahhhhh....yeah.
I'm halfway tempted to do what I never do, and follow up a graphic novel with another graphic novel; this looks SO good! it's probably not going to happen--Disclaimer will likely prevail--but I am looking forward to Miles Morales as my gatekeeper to the Ultimates Universe, or whatever I'm supposed to be calling it. the added bonus: flipping through this, and reading the back cover, has revealed a Mysterio presence, AND a Prowler presence...two of my fave raves! so, soon, no doubt.
Burning Fields graphic novel first, and then this; the premise is splendid...a woman starts reading a Suspense novel mysteriously left for her to find, and discovers it's not really fiction, but details a hidden, sinister part of her life. but no one alive should be able to write such a book! now, if I'm reading this book, and it reminds me of me, I don't know what I'll do. freak out, I guess!
the book continues to exceed my expectations--it has a marvelous, endearing way about it. so, I'm not ready to blanket Angry Robot books with a well-worn "meh"--and abandon them--just yet. maybe that Christopher Hinz/Paratwa prequel next...?
well who the heck knew!--an Angry Robot publication that may get higher than 3 Stars from me! I mean, I hate to be mean, but I almost didn't buy this when I pondered it at the bookstore, because I thought "do you need another average read from this catalog?...sigh". but I gave in; I bought it, because I figured a Medicine Show scenario would be at least lukewarmly entertaining, no matter what. I like books set at fairs, carnivals, circuses, arcades and amusement parks--and the cover probably cemented it. but, in my private thoughts, I didn't have a lot of hope for this book. BUT. may I recommend this to...dare I suggest this one to...Stephen King fans? maybe don't think at the level of, say, your top 3 Stephen King perfectaganzas, but I tell ya, the characters, the way it unfolds--very patient, but unsettling--always heating up, great villains, my emotions stirred by painful developments, a creeping malevolence forcing characters to learn to be brave--I must say this is much MUCH more engaging than I ever thought it would be.
the beginning of this book has taken me to Oregon in 1878, and that plus all the offbeat characters has got me pretty hooked. I don't think my track record of Ratings for what Angry Robot offers indicates more than a general reaction of "enh, average entertainment"...but this one feels special. there are problems within the ranks of the Medicine Show, and I can't tell how much of a threat these schemes and dissensions are for, well, Oregon, 1878. but with some of my favorite character-types featured here--an Illusionist, AND an alchemist!--it's all good so far.
yes, I know--I'm past due for some women authors. and to fix that--soon-I have several queued up. great-looking choices for, oh, around the start of next week! but first, this Fantasy title (SF maybe?), because I absolutely have not read about many medicine shows (none, I think)...certainly I have read a lot less books about medicine shows than I have read books by the ladies. got to try and please everyone, maybe even me.
a Scottish Crime novel, and I'm spending the pages in Dundee, watching McNee, private investigator--and former cop--investigate the death of a cop with secrets, connections to bad things and worse people. turns out McNee is clearly tied way too personally to the dead man, but he's poking around anyway. it's a compelling read so far.