Current Distractions, December 2015 Edition

AKA #12hppofxmas Day 7

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.

Page Counts
  • 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?!

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