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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind
Under Stones
Bob Franklin
The Erotic Potential of My Wife
David Foenkinos, Yasmine Gaspard
A Corner of White
Jaclyn Moriarty
Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell
Progress: 99 %
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Beetle
Richard Marsh
Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith
Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice - Rob Guillory, John Layman At last! This is the first "real" comic series I've thoroughly enjoyed. I've tried a few others but, despite often liking the artwork, I just haven't found enough depth to be satisfied until now. I really appreciate the structure of this series - nice tidy chapters with prologues and "Meet The Characters" sections, unobtrusive background puns, teasers and exposition in just the right quantities and places. The narrative unfolds in a logical way without being completely linear. Best of all, there's a warm sense of humour throughout and characters you can really care about. There's a great little section at the back which gives the translation for a conversation in Russian (going back to Chapter 4) which hints at the next story arc and pretty much guarantees that I'll be continuing on to the next volume. And, oh yeah - the artwork is gorgeous!Highly recommended, even for the not-usually-fans of comic books.