Rozina Bashir

 
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Its a Bird by S. Seagle
Its a Bird by S. Seagle
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This should be 3.5 but I think I'd rather round down than up. Generally, this was an interesting comic and I enjoyed reading it. It details the story of Steve, a comic artist who is offered work on 'Superman'- every comic artist's dream commission. Tied up with Steve's understanding of Superman however, is an tragic family secret, disclosed to him on the same day he read the comic for the first time. There are several things I liked about it- the artwork is quite moody- soft and beautiful. Occasionally Steve gets an opportunity to digress- ponder upon something that has happened in the main thrust of the narrative and take it apart. Here we have the best the novel has to offer, reflections… Read more
It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken by Seth
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply poetic, 25 Aug 2010
This is utterly gorgeous- both in terms of it's art work and it's content. The story of a man caught up in an almost source-less nostalgia is told subtly as Seth's writing passes in and out of dreamy contemplation upon the nature of the disconcerting sense of saddness and loss that afflict him, and a plot driving search for the comics of an almost traceless artist. The muted colours and almost softly spoken, lyrical dialogue work in perfect harmony together. It touches also on a deeper melancholy; the need to collect information and so explain a life as such. Well worth the price- one of the best graphic novels I have read.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life by Geir Kjetsaa
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book provides a brilliant overview of Dostoyevsky's life and some commentary on his works,it would make a very interesting read for anyone wishing to understand more about this monumental figure in world literature. Charting the story of his life from his early years to his death Kjetsaa provides a solid basis upon which to build a knowledge of Dostoyevskys works and helps to demystify some of the more hard to grasp themes in his writing- why are the 'hero's' so often atheist intellectuals? Why do we sympathise with them if they were hated by the firecly Christian writer? The religious diemension then is briefly explored. The relations between the other writers the era with… Read more

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