In case of trouble
Okay, so who remembers when Filip snuck those notes into her papers? Foreshadowing in comics is hard.
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Hm. I don’t like to blab about such things on the Internet, but eh, those are strange times. Between this year and the last, many of us have someone they mourn. I have received very sad news last week, and I’m no longer so excited about visiting Poland for Christmas. The home that I’ll be returning to will be very different from the one I left those 2.5 years ago before the pandemic started. I’m fine now, so please don’t worry about me. And in case you’re mourning someone too – well, you aren’t alone.
From less unpleasant news” I’ve finished the Middlegame and the Terminal Boredom: Stories. The first one was quite charming but way too long for the content and the ending was very unsatisfying. It read well, and the premise was interesting, but I felt the author simply wanted to write some of the scenes, without any regard to how little sense it made. The character motivations were weak at time, and the main plot made little sense. If you can squint past those and just follow the story without questioning why things happen this way and not the other then it’s an enjoyable read. The ending is not very satisfying either – no big reveals, no twists, nothing, just waving hands, running in circles, and bad decisions (example: the main characters decide to confront the main antagonist, so they just go and visit his lair; the main antagonists proceeds to club them unconscious and tie them up – excuse me…? they were supposed to be adults? two geniuses, on top of that? I guess even geniuses make bad decisions sometimes). The other book is a scifi short stories collection by a Japanese author and it would have been maybe interesting if not for the fact that most stories touched topics such like gender, sexuality, and drugs – I am not interested in any of those, so the stories weren’t interesting for me personally.
I started The Mask of Mirrors and The Bone Shard Daughter. The first one is very long and fairly complex. It also talks about fabrics and clothes a lot, but if you get past that, then it’s quite rewarding how all of the characters are clever and with strong agendas and continue to step on each other toes while struggling to achieve their goals. The Bone Shard Daughter stole my heart almost immediately and I’m going to secretly wish for the author to become my writing mentor and teach me her ways. I’m in 25% and I love it so far.
Well, that’s all for now. See you guys next week!
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