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Reading Robyn

I am a lover of libraries, a reader of everything, a girl easily swayed by pretty pictures, and overall just your average, nerdy fairy princess.

 

2013 is the year I'm finally keeping up a regular reading blog Reading Robyn! There I post extended versions of my GR reviews so be sure to check that out!

 

I always seem to be on the move having lived in seven cities and counting in my nineteen years. I'm not on the run from the law as many have assumed (at least I don't think so), but moving around has given me an appreciation for how places make stories and people make memories. While change is inevitable, books are the friends that I take with me from place to place. They comforted me when I was sick, they push me to continue to learn and grow into myself, and most importantly they opened me up to the possibilities of living in thousands of places all at once.

 

I primarily read YA fiction, as well as a lot of graphic novels and manga. However, I tend to be this combination of odd reads, so expect the unexpected!

 

Cheesy Life Quote: "In this world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." - Frantz Fanon

Yesterday's Tomorrows - Rian Hughes, Grant Morrison, Tom De Haven, Raymond Chandler In Yesterday's Tomorrows, we have five short comics, each with it's own writer and story, but all with the same artist, Rian Hughes. Each story has a unique format and shows a lot of Hughes range and techniques, which were all wonderful on different levels. Unfortunately what each story has to offer plot wise is a bit of a mixed bag. Although overall the content of this collection was pretty good and the art was excellent, the storytelling just couldn't hold my attention in any sort of meaningful way. Since I'm not a follower of Rian Hughes or any of the writers for this book, I'm speaking just from the perspective of a causal reader who happened upon this collection. I grabbed this off the shelf because the cover got me. I didn't know what I was in for, but a quick flip through the pages and I was sold on at least reading it through. I'll admit that I am a little disappointed. I had hoped that at least one of these stories would WOW me. I wanted to be amazed by something and with 5 really good possibilities, yes, it was disappointing to not get that captivating moment.However, if science fiction comics is your forte then this is something you have to check out. Nothing here particularly wowed me, but that doesn't mean someone more in love with the genre wouldn't see things differently.Since this is just an overall review, for a story by story run-down, including individual ratings and comments, take a look at my status updates for this book. I don't see much of a point just doing some sort of copy+paste and that might give some more insight into what's-what, without any spoilers.