The Wee Free Men

ISBN: 9780552549059 ; Annotations on L-Space

Some things start before other things.

Tiffany Aching lives up on The Chalk of Discworld, in a rural shepherding community. She was the youngest of her family, until the baby brother was born, now she spends much of her time minding him. She is looking after him when something decidedly odd occurs, a strange monster leers out of the stream. Puzzled, she uses her brother as bait, before smacking Jenny Green-teeth back to wherever it was she came from. Not that she intended her brother to be harmed, but she did her research and knew what has to be done. But this is merely the beginning, and soon Tiffany is mixed up in a whole heap of more trouble as she sets off to rescue her brother from the clutches of the Queen of Fairyland.

Crivens!

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Inception

Hmmm, how to review a film where you really don’t want to talk about the plot because you might give stuff away… First off all I guess I say, don’t try and find out about this film before you go see it. Just keep your mind open and go. Of course that is the way […]

The absolute Sandman vol. 1

Illustrated by:
ISBN: 9781401210823
Collects Preludes & Nocturnes (1-8), The Doll’s House (9-16), & Dream Country (17-20).
Read as part of the Once Upon a Time challenge & the Graphic Novels challenge.
Author’s site ; Wikipedia

Where does storytelling end and mythology begin?

Where do you start when trying to review a collection like this? I really have no idea. I was going to give up before I even began; admit defeat without letting anyone know about it, but I decided, what the hell, lets give it a go.

I first read some of Gaiman’s Sandman series years and years ago. Like a genius I started with A Doll’s House rather than at the beginning, but I soon realised my mistake and retraced my steps. The first few issues never really grabbed me. But they begin the story, so you do need to start there, and then, even if you dislike them, persevere for a little while longer. Because, lets face it, the character of Morpheus isn’t really that likeable. He is an arrogant ass. But his story is interesting. And the stories and places Gaiman gets to explore through the Sandman and his sibling Endless characters are fascinating. If you like comics and myths then you should give this[1] a go.

And there are also pretty pictures to look at.

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Linknotes:

  1. I dont mean the Absolute collection cause it costs a fortune especially if you are just testing. Unless your library has it, unlikely, but you never know. Anyway, start with reading a few issues and then see what is what

But what if I appeared as if by magic?

Had a very strange dream last night. Don’t ask me what it means, or why it featured ants – I don’t know. I wasn’t in it. Neither was anyone I knew. Instead it was a little like watching a film. There were dinosaurs. Huge big things, made of stone, but alive. And spaceships[1] And some […]

Dreams

Yes, I am still away, but I’ve had the foresight to set this to publish on Tues, just so I can bore you a little, without actually being online! Had some very strange dreams last night (actually Wed. night, I’m writing this on Thurs). Well, one very long strange dream if I’m being honest, and […]