27 March 2015
Call me old and cynical, but DaYoung's future-present never seemed that bad and so it was difficult for me to believe in her desperate mission to stop Quintum Mechanics. Yes, dudes were certainly after her and there clearly was some kind of game afoot at Quintum Mechanics, but it didn't seem desperately important. Not enough to lose oneself in the past for, anyway.
And the cut scenes that were supposed to show me the shenanigans going on in DaYoung's future-present (and, perhaps, hammer home how awful everything was) while she crashed about in 1986 were just confusing. At one point, during a fight scene, it looked as if an entire building disappeared, but I still have no idea if that's what really happened. More exposition and deeper world building would have been welcome.
I don't know ... I find the concept interesting, but the execution was unimpressive. Not terrible, but I doubt I'll read later volumes.
Rocket Girl, Volume 1: Times Squared by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder (Image Comics, 2014)
25 March 2015
24 March 2015
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Bunnicula by James Howe
- The Spanish Smile by Scott O’Dell
- The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
- Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
- Goodnight, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
- The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts
- This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger
For kicks, I've featured the covers of the editions I read as a kid! Some of them are really terrible and I wonder what drew me to pick the book up to begin with. I mean, look at Good Night, Mr. Tom. That cover gives absolutely nothing away.
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