Geeking Out Part 11….

Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

How did I miss this comic? It has been coming out for a few years. Published under the Vertigo imprint. An imprint which sells me a lot of comics. It is about an apocalypse. A subject matter I generally read. It is wacky and different. Brilliantly written and drawn by Jeff Lemire. Despite all this I haven’t been reading it. I only picked it up now because there was a digital sale online and I decided to pick them up to read on the airplane. Now I wish I could get my hands on all the rest of the issues. Can’t wait to see where it goes next. If you like your post apocalyptic stories served up with a nice heap of strange with a huge dash of kindness go check them out. The main character may be one of the most memorable in comics right now. When a writer leaves you in fear of what might happen next, you know you have a hook stuck in your cheek.

Barton Hollow  by The Civil Wars

What a wonderful CD. I guess it would be classified as folk but really it is all about the voices of John Paul White and Joy Williams. They sound great together. The music is soft and gentle. The music is acoustic. One of my favorite albums of the year so far.

Shangri-LA by YACHT

The exact oppoiste of The Civil Wars. Loud and bombastic electronic music. I am not sure which planet Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans have arrived here from but I am glad they brought their music with them. I am not a big fan of electronic music so for me to recommend this shows how much I love it. Can’t wait to see them live.

Embassytown by China Miéville

China Mieville is the master of strange. Is it fantasy? Is it science fiction? Did I read that last line correctly? This book is not for the faint of heart. It took a lot of concentration to get through all the layers of plot and language. Not my favorite book by him but as usual Mr. Mieville is worth the read.

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The Hard Way by Lee Child

I had wandered away from the Jack Reacher series a few years ago. The books had started to run together without much new being brought to the table. Recently, I got the urge to see how my old pal Reacher was doing and I am glad I started reading again. This book was one of my favorites. It got me stoked for Reacher all over again. Be warned though. It is book ten. You can read it on its own but I don’t think I would recommend it. If you want a good suspense series go back and start at the beginning but pace yourself so you don’t burn out like I did.

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

One Response to “Geeking Out Part 11….”

  1. Embassytown was great. like you said, not easy to read at all (i had dictionary.com open the whole time), but i found it very satisfying. Mieville is my favorite flavor of weird!

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