I haven’t read the original A Wrinkle in Time, so hard for me to compare. Seems like a decent sci-fi story for teenagers, beautifully drawn and all.
But I won’t give it more than that, a children’s book, an old and renowned one, but still.
Coincedences happen. Silly enough – watched the movie on Friday – and on this very Saturday morning stumbled upon the original book translated into English. Hm, must be a sign.
By the look and feel of the movie, I sensed it would have the Heinlein's Troopers touch to it – and the book, even more so.
Now, with less than 200 pages and a rabid pace, I can't but realize it's much more Verhoeven's.
Anyways, that bug queen sci-fi was dear to my mind, and I ate the book in a blink of an eye. Ay, yummy. Feels like I'm twelve again. Hope my son catches that affection a few years down the road.
That story is extremely lame. Roger out.
A short graphic novel on time travel, contract killing, and assassinating the Nazi kingpin himself. Again, great puctures, but of limited worth. Why?
(a) You don't get to say much in less than 50 pages, do you? Poor character development, huh.
(b) This is soooooo inferior to a brilliant and most funny Making History novel by Stephen Fry, published in 1996, dealing basically with the same subject, time travel and killing Dolfie. Yeah, that book rocked.
Still, a decent bathtub reading for 20 minutes or so.
Started reading volume 1 just to fill a brief pause in the cab and moved through all the 24 volumes at high speed thereafter. Chewing gum, I know, I know, but I liked it nonetheless.
In a nutshell, a sci-fi story about a small town alien invasion of naked girls that hunted women and fornicated with men to lay eggs and reproduce this way. I guess it would make for a good sci-fi / horror movie script, if any studio were brave enough to take it. Too much flesh, and not in Jean-Marc Barr way, if you get my drift. Hehe.
Better Days, volume 2 of Serenity comic books, was actually much better than volume 1. It actually had a feel of typical Firefly spirit from the TV series, of fun, action, some humor, and a tiny bit of clumsiness.
In a nutshell, I liked it. The rest of the shorter stories, nothing impressive. Oh well.
Breaking through my block of buying e-comic books for kindle, I've decided to start from the least valuable chewing gum crap, which I won't regret not having in physical paperback or hardcover form on my shelf.
Ages since I read any science fiction stuff. Came upon this short story while wiki'ing Heinlein upon re-watching Starship Troopers recently. Plus, I guess it also popped up on some libertarian wires that flood my facebook feed.
After all, what's $1.25 paid to amazon for a story about a man who realized he is both his own father and his own mother? Well, go figure.