drcpunk (drcpunk) wrote,

Recent Reading

15. Ingo, by Helen Dunmore, so I'd know what the song on Playing Rapunzel's Abseiling for Beginners was all about. Lovely song. I found the book disappointing, though. Parts are lovely, very evocative. But, the heroine and the conclusion, and particularly the heroine at the conclusion, are both a bit shallow for my tastes. I know this is the first in a series of, I think, four books, but I am not sure if I want to go further.

16. The Armitage Files, for Trail of Cthulhu. It's like a training wheels course in how to do a Lovecraftian roleplaying campaign, from Robin Laws, very impressive.

17. The Invisibles. This is a reread, and I'm not sure if it counts as one item, three, or seven. If you're reading this, you probably already know, but The Invisibles was a three-act comic book, the first running 25 issues, the second 22, and the third 12. It was published in a series of seven graphic novels. I reread it because I just got a copy of Our Sentence Is Up, which is about the series. Rereading the whole thing in one go was interesting. It still holds up for me, which isn't surprising, as it is the sort of thing I like. In some ways, it's better the second time because I have all of it to hand and can flip back to spot set up and check things, and reading it all at once, I'm more likely to spot things, especially as this is a reread. In some ways, it's dated, but not, I think, so much. And, of course, my favorite sequence is still Apocalipstick.

18. Apothecarius Argentum, volume 1. Manga. I picked this up in the library when some friends were running a bit late. Not a bad read, but not something I'm likely to spend money on.
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