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« Reply #2040 on: July 03, 2018, 03:41:21 AM »


Finished Karel Čapek's "War with the newts" (1936). Fantastic book, an early satire on  colonialism, arms race, nationalism, industrialism, and more (and with actual newts). Easy and interesting in it's unusual and somewhat antique form. I will definitely try to find more from Čapek (not that easy in German, but there are more English translations), especially R.U.R with, supposedly, the first use of the word "robot" in it's current sense. Strongly recommended to many of this board.
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« Reply #2041 on: July 03, 2018, 12:14:45 PM »

Ye-es!
6 of 1 or 6 graphic novels + 1 mystery novel

Guardians of the Galaxy, v. 2
collecting issues Preludes #1-2 +
Giant size Avengers #4 +
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990) #1 +
Guardians Team-up #1-2

Diary of a Tokyo Teen :
a Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High Tech Toilets, and Maid Cafes
With illustrations and photographs

Nova :
the Human Rocket
v.1. Burn Out (unread)
v.2. After burn (read)

Yvain :
the Knight of the Lion
based on the 12th century epic by Chretien de Troyes

Lumberjanes
v.5. Band Together
collecting chapters 17-20

One Week in the Library
[It only seemed that long.]

Mystery novel
Kathleen Kent
American
The Dime
3 more fiction
Heroine: Polish-American
Place: New York and Texas
Time: the Present






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« Reply #2042 on: July 09, 2018, 03:20:17 PM »

Ye-es!
and a half dozen of the other or 3 graphic novels + 3 mystery novels

graphic novel
Moon girl and Devil Dinosaur
v.2. Cosmic Cooties
collecting issues #7-12

mystery novel
Helene Turston
Swede
Who Watcheth
Marlaine Delargo
published 2010. Translation published 2016
9th in the Irene Huss series
Heroine: Swedish
Place: Sweden
Time: Present
And if one rather see it, then read it, the series has been made into a TV series for Swedish TV.

graphic novel
Star Wars : Kanan
v.2. First Blood
collecting issues #7-12

mystery novel
Marcus Sedgwick
Brit
award winner
2 more fiction
Mister Memory
Hero: French
Place: France
Time: 1890s

graphic novel
Drax
v.1. The Galaxy's Best Detective
collecting issues #1-5

mystery novel
Shelia Connolly
American
Cruel Winter
5th in the County Cork series
2 dozen more in 4 more series + 2 stand-alones
Heroine: Irish-American
Place: Ireland
Time: Present

Next time: ?
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« Reply #2043 on: July 14, 2018, 05:34:09 PM »

Ye-es!
6 0f 1 or 6 graphic novels + 1 mystery novel

mystery novel
Charles Todd (mother-son writing duo)
Americans
award winners
Racing the Devil
19th in the Ian Rutledge series
8 more in 1 more series + 2 standalones
Hero: Brit
Place: U.K. and France
Time: 1920s

graphic novels
Back to the Future
v.2. Continuum Conundrum

Beauty and the Beast :
Belle's Tale
magna adaptation of the 2017 live action film

Beauty and the Beast :
the Beast's Tale
same

Assassin's Creed :
the Hawk Trilogy
v.4. Hawk -- v.5. El Cakr -- v.6. Leila

Star Trek
Harlan Ellison's the City on the Edge of Forever

Sherlock
v.1. a Study in Pink
magna adaptation of the 1st episode of the BBC TV series with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

Next time: a half dozen more--mystery novels
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