Monday, January 22, 2018

Reading List, Week of 2018-01-21

At the end of every issue of Classics Illustrated, there was always this pronouncement: read the original. As a kid, I took this to heart with every Shakespeare Classics Illustrated comic I had (all of  them!), as well as many others, but I'd never gotten around to this, one of my favorite Classics comics. Well, of course, the original novel blows the comic out of the water... it turns out to have been one of the worst Classics adaptations ever (an early one, so not surprising). Anyway, The Moonstone is one hell of a novel, a real page-turner and quite ahead of its time, in both its portrayal of women and its sympathy for the Indian (ostensibly) "bad guys." Highly recommended!

Reading List, Week of 2018-01-22:

*Sanderson, Brandon. The Way of Kings (started)
*Vaughan, Brian K., and Fiona Staples. Saga, Volume 8 (started/finished)
*Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone (finished)
*Gombrich, E. H. A Little History of the World (transl. Caroline Mustill) (in progress)
*Jackson, Holbrook. Anatomy of Bibliomania (in progress)

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