Thursday, January 8, 2009

Current Lit List: January 8, 2009

To be a true NERD (say it like Toby Radloff) you've got to be reading AT LEAST three books at a time. Here's what I've got my mitts on these days:


I've clearly got the Bryan Talbot fever - I really can't get enough. You can check out his Myspace page here and keep your eyes peeled for my review of Cherubs and Alice in Sunderland coming soooooon.

And this Chatzky gal really knows her stuff, though I still plan on making lots of excuses even when I DO eventually make money some day.

Read any of these? What did you think? COMMENT, fools!

Oh, and no need to click "Read More," there's nothing else.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i need to get my hands on that money book. so poor.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic said...

I recently bought a friend of mine "The Dark Knight Returns" for Christmas, and in a way I'm not sure that was a good idea, because he likes it, which I'm sure he will, he'll want to read everything Frank Miller has done which will eventually lead him to reading what I call, "The Rubbish Years." Oh God, he may even watch "The Spirit..."

JesseBall said...

Definitely read "The Dark Knight Returns". I was 13 when my mother bought it for me for my birthday (after Tim Burton's Batman came out). At first I was like, "Well, that's cool. A Batman comic. At least she made the effort." Then I started reading it. The violence, the beat-down at the end, the just plain mean vibe - I loved it. If my mother knew what she was buying I probably would have never read it until college!

Geekologie said...

Batman's definitely the best, but Sandman runs a close second. And I haven't read Cherubs, but it looks hilarious, and I really like Talbot's other stuff.

Stevyn Colgan said...

I've read all three of the graphic novels and am a huge fan of Bryans work. I'm lucky enough to know the chap and he's brilliant company. He's very probably the last of the UK's truly 'underground' comic artists. Alice in Sunderland is an extraordinary work ... I'll be very interested to hear how it goes down in the USA as I think that it's very, very British.

Great blog!

jupitersinclair said...

Dark Knight Returns is the only one of those I've read and I liked it.

Alice in Sunderland was awesome.

Jay1 said...

the dark knight returns is just great, i keep that in the bathroom at all times. it's one of those books i just open up at whatever page i feel like and read it from there.

Zevin said...

The Dark Knight Returns is one of the books I read when I was about 11 or 12 that originally got me into comics. I haven't read the others; I might get Endless Nights one of these days - after I finish all the Sandman series.

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