FF: Decided

Mei-Ling Pounces Grimjack

Last week I mentioned that I was considering re-reading something.  I decided to see what I thought of Grimjack, a comic book that Roger Zelazny introduced me to over two decades ago.  Roger liked Grimjack so much that he gave the eponymous protagonist a cameo in one of the later Amber novels.

The Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week.  Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazines.  The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.

Once again, this is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.

Recently Completed:

My second read-through of Wolf’s Soul.  I hope to finish making corrections  by today.

In Progress:

Grimjack created by John Ostrander and Tim Truman. Comic books.  Early in the series, this reads very much a short story collection.  There have been a couple of hints about how a character named Dancer (a sort of Spartucus-like figure) may be playing a behind the scenes role.  Grimjack is definitely an anti-hero, but one who tries to be more “hero” than “anti.”

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire.  Audiobook.  About a third in.  I hope to have time to listen to more this weekend.

The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbojornsen & Moe, translated by Tiina Nunnally.  I’m reading a few of these before bed each night.  They can make for some very odd dreams!

Also:

Various articles, especially in the latest Smithsonian and Archeology.

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8 Responses to “FF: Decided”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Eponymous – cool word I haven’t heard in a while! I had to look it up to make sure I knew the definition. 😉

    Nothing new on the reading front. Maybe next week.

  2. the6thjm Says:

    Love the cat pouncing on Gaunt, since Gaunt has just retrieved the Manx Cat statue at the beginning of a few tales.

    Still reading “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain.” Lots of little adventures on the way to the final big event. It feels rather like the first season of a TV series getting ready for the season finale. I have to keep reminding myself these are 13-year-olds, to explain some of the choices they’re making. I can still dimly recall being 13.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Have you ever read Our Gods Wear Spandex? Non-fiction. Insightful into the role superheroes/villains have come to play in modern society.

      • the6thjm Says:

        Haven’t read it. Looks a little too much like “how sausage is made”. That said, if I had known about it when doing my religious studies degree, I would have found a way to work superheroes into at least one of my term papers.

      • janelindskold Says:

        I make sausage. How it’s made has a lot to do with the goals of the maker. My sausage is excellent and lacks fillers and other things meant to be shortcuts for profit. I think the same could be said for super heroes.

  3. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    I’m still reading blog posts and short articles.
    The TBR pile will go back to the library. When my thoughts stop getting distracted by shiny things, I have a few books that I bought that haven’t been read yet. Plus, I have a Firekeeper book and another issue of DreamForge to look forward to.

  4. janelindskold Says:

    Both are moving along. Jim’s reading copy of Wolf’s Soul is churning out of my printer as I type!

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