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House Of M: Avengers TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) by Mike Perkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Alt future nostalgia, 15 Nov 2013
Having enjoyed both "Luke Cage - Powerman!" and "Shaft" back in the 70's (yes, I really am that old) it's a huge pleasure to return to that scene as re-imagined in the alternative future of The House of M. Forget The Avengers of the movie or the other comic books. These Avengers are a bunch of 2nd and 3rd rate characters only we nerds have ever heard of. But what a blast to see how Gage and Perkins play around with them, giving some meaning to the name of the group, bringing other Marvel characters in and out on unexpected tangents. Well-worth 10 quid!
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I can understand why many readers have struggled with this novel - The publication reviews are too extravagant, the structure of the novel is unconventional and the language is precise and restrained. Yes, it's one of those novels which requires its readers to put some effort into the act of reading and if that's not your thing (which is fine, by the way) you won't enjoy this work. But for me personally, I loved it.

No plot spoilers here but if you want to know what the book's about, it's about changing English attitudes to class and homosexuality over around a hundred years. In a sense it's a "country house novel" but Brideshead gets revisited once every twenty years or so… Read more
Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero by Grant Morrison
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars SuperSelfPromotion!!, 31 Aug 2012
I bought this book in the mistaken belief it would be a history of the comic book industry; its genesis, relevance and future. Sadly not. What I bought turned out to be a thorough history of DC Comics with only cursory examination of other publishers, bulked up with hagi-autobiography about how great Grant Morrison is. Apparently he's written the best comics, made the most money and done more champagne, charlie and cuties than us. There's one page out of four hundred about Gaiman's "Sandman" and dozens about Morrison's "Flex Mentallo". Sorry, who? If you're a Grant Morrison fan, as Grant Morrison clearly is, then this may be the book for you. But for the rest of us, that thoughtful analysis… Read more

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