What does any of the following have to do with Jason's account of his 500-mile walk? Nothing. I'm just talking about myself because oftentimes that'sWhat does any of the following have to do with Jason's account of his 500-mile walk? Nothing. I'm just talking about myself because oftentimes that's what i use Goodreads for.
I read about Jason's autobiographical book in The Comics Journal just before leaving home for Seattle. I like to visit good bookstores and buy something when traveling, so this is what i set my sights on. I found it at the Elliot Bay Book Company, which is a great store. From there i walked 2 miles with my brother in law to meet up with our spouses at the Museum of Pop Culture (near the Space Needle, which we'd visited the day before).
I read the whole thing at a nice leisurely pace and thereby remained mostly calm while flying home yesterday. That's the power of Jason.
I love some authors because they say things i couldn't ever have thought before. Some because they say things in ways that amaze me. Some because they feel like lifelong friends. Some because i feel like they're saying what i wish i had said. I now put Jason in the class of writers who, when they reveal their personality, seem to be showing me major parts of myself. In short, i think i would've had pretty much the same experience that Jason portrays in this book. ...more
I wanted an easy-ish way to learn the original story before eventually reading Wide Sargasso Sea. Though this was simple, it wasn't very enjoyable asI wanted an easy-ish way to learn the original story before eventually reading Wide Sargasso Sea. Though this was simple, it wasn't very enjoyable as a comic. But it does seem to get the job done of conveying the original story. I'll probably watch a movie adaptation also. I doubt i'll ever read the original because it doesn't seem as engrossing as Pride and Prejudice.
Incidentally #1 The publisher, Classical Comics, offers three versions of some titles. Original Text means they haven't edited the prose and sometimes the work is unabridged. Plain Text presumably means easier than the Shakespearean original. And Quick Text is "modern English for a fast-paced read" (direct quote from their examples in the back.
Incidentally #2 I read The Eyre Affair because i like Jasper Fforde and incorrectly thought it was the first Thursday Next novel. I don't recommend it as a way to get to know Bronte's original....more
These books really are enjoyable. I think kids would like them for the slapstick humor and adults would like them for the slapstick humor as well as tThese books really are enjoyable. I think kids would like them for the slapstick humor and adults would like them for the slapstick humor as well as the verbal humor and jabs at Roman "culture."
I've only read 3 volumes so far (and have a 4th in-hand), but i'm extremely proud of myself for noticing that (not a spoiler) the names on the map and cast of characters pages can change from one volume to the next.
In Legionary the Roman outposts surrounding the Gavlish village are Delirivm, Nohappimedivm, Opprobrivm, and Aqvarivm; the druid is Magigimmix; the bard is Malacoustix; the chief is Macroeconomix.
In Switzerland and Big Fight the Roman outposts surrounding the Gaulish village are Compendium, Laudanum, Totorum, and Aquarium; the druid is Getafix; the bard is Cacofonix; the chief is Vitalstatistix.
Only 3 issues to figure that out? Yup, i am a clever, clever boy!...more