- Tenabit, NS, Australia
- member since November 17, 2010
JoeMD’s last login was Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
The bunny suicide books are the most hilarious things you may ever read. They are like comics (each page with itw own picture) but are witty and clever and they find a way of dying in every way possible. It sounds brutal, yes, but they are really good if you are feeling down or just want a quick read before going to sleep.
Sorry I didn't get back too soon!
Nah, nowhere near that long mate. The copy I have is just over 600 pages. I am not sure if I have the revised edition or not, but I think the revised one could be a little longer. The majority of the other books in the series are around 300-400 I think.
Favorite author mate, so I will probably be very biased, lol, but I reckon they are brilliant. Just a standard fantasy series (magic, elves, dwarfs, etc.) but something about them just hooks me. Check out Magician (the first book in the series), it's a very long book, but if you get through it and enjoy it, the rest of the series follows the same line.
Just wanted to mention I read one of your posts on the Shelfari Discussions group mentioning Goodreads.... I had never heard of it! Wanted to thank you!
This HIDEOUS business of forcing us (eventually) to link to Amazon means I'll be migrating away from Shelfari.... thanks to you I have somewhere to migrate TO!
Just as I'm searching for somewhere to migrate to from Etsy as well.......
Hey, Joe, I actually read it when it first came out, and thought it was pretty terrific. Now that I actually own a copy, I'm thinking of re-reading it soon - once I get through the pile of unread ones I have waiting for me.
Sorry I didn't respond to your earlier note about "Secret Invasion" - I didn't really have a strong opinion one way or the other about the "event," and didn't have much to say about it. Thought it was fine in New Avengers, read some of the crossovers - Ms. Marvel and X-Men, among others - but just thought it was okay.
What did you think of the J. Hickman FF "Three" storyline? What do you think of Hickman's take on the team in general? I have my own thought, but interested in what you think.
Oh, No problem. As you can see, I'm not here as often myself. The book is very good. I'm reading it for a course, and I do belive it is the best book on this semesters curriculum. It is very thorough, but far from boring (many school books tend to make the most interesting things boring). I can highly recommend it (:
hi! Thank you for the welcome!
To be honest Anne Rice creates some really great characters but her style is very frustrating for me personally. I only kept reading the vampire chronicles because I adored the characters but they got almost unbearable :-/ Interview with the Vampire was my personal favourite.
Great recommendations, Joe! I started "Scott Pilgrim" Vol. 1, and just bought all but the 5th volume of the series. Plan to read it before I see the film. Fun so far.
Too bad about the new Bendis Avengers series - As a writer, he's kind of hit-and-miss for me, too. Some of the New Avengers stuff he's done I thought was exciting and tightly plotted, but I really didn't like "Illuminati" or his take on "Ultimate X-Men."
I read "Bone" a while back, and couldn't really get into it. There's a book called "Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville" by Ted Stearn that's in the spirit of "Bone" (kinda) that I really liked, and another called "Jellaby" by Kean Soo that was sweet but cool.
My fave GNs of all time:
Ronin - Frank Miller
Watchmen - Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Camelot 3000 - Mike W. Barr & Brian Bolland
Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore & Brian Bolland
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, #3 - Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon & George Jeanty
Astonishing X-Men Vols. 1-4 - Joss Whedon & John Cassaday (a pretty great 25 iss. run for them)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller & Lynn Varley
Batman: Year One - Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli
Wolverine: Old Man Logan - Mike Millar & Steve McNiven
Wolverine - Chris Claremont & Frank Miller
The Amazing Spider-Man: One More Day - Michael J. Straczynski & Joe Quesada
Maus - Art Spiegelman
The New Avengers Vol. 4: The Collective - Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato, Jr. & Steve McNiven
Batman: Blind Justice - Sam Hamm & Denys Cowan
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Vol. 1 - Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting & Mike Perkins
Daredevil: Visionairies Vols. 1-3 - Frank Miller, Roger McKenzie, Klaus Janson & David Michelinie
Also love all the early Chris Claremont "X-Men" (haven't read any collections, just the original comics from Giant Size X-Men #1 on) and the Wolfman/Perez "Teen Titans" run. Lots more, but those are all I can think of now.
The latest one I read of those was "Old Man Logan" by Millar, and it was pretty fantastic. Highly recommend.
Hey, glad you found Shelfari - I love this place!
Saw you had a Bendis "Ultimate Spidey" on your shelf. Have you read his New Avengers series? - So much better than his Spider-Man and X-Men work. Also love "Spider-Man - One More Day" by Michael J. Straczynski. If you haven't read the graphic novel, pick it up.
Also, non-comic book GPNs that rock - "Ghost World" by Daniel Clowes and "Maus" by Art Spiegelman. Also just started the "Scott Pilgrim" series - I saw on your shelf you're a fan - and looking forward to reading those.