Comics are kind of a miracle, aren't they? I've already managed to read all 1200 pages for my goal, and I have five days to go, and that's in large part because of how quickly I can read comics. To be honest, though, most of what I read yesterday was Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts, in its entirety. It's the story of two sisters, a reality show, and maybe a possession. It's probably a bit of a spoiler to say that, while I really really enjoyed the book, I couldn't help but compare it unfavourably to Shirley Jackson's fabulously unsettling We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
I managed another half-entry for my Year of Reading Women, in the form of...
Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Holy shit. I keep trying to convince myself to like comics more, but this one took zero convincing. Deeply weird, for one thing, and also really creative and fun. I really liked the art and the varied character designs and the sf mixed with fantasy, and so on and so forth. I don't have a lot of deep thoughts on this at the moment, but I anticipate that I'll be picking up the next volume soon and maybe I'll have more to say then.
- Day 1: 89
- Day 2: 73
- Day 3: 173
- Day 4: 163
- Day 5: 154
- Day 6: 444
- Day 7: 144
- Pages/Day Remaining: 0?!