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Rusty’s Reading List 2019 | August 14, 2019

The honest reason why I wanted to try out The Kingkiller Chronicles is that I watch Acquisitions Inc. (The Penny Arcade live D&D session), and I find Pat entertaining and likeable.
I think the biggest issue I had when I read it is something that is kind of unfair. Basically this is a throwback to the novels I read as a teenager. That should be a good thing – and it IS, most of the time. Sometimes, though, I notice that his female characters seem more like ‘types’ than people. Denna, especially – what is that trope? Magic Pixie Dream Girl? She isn’t THAT, exactly, but she is awfully idealized.
But then I remember that this story is being told BY a character who is quite smitten with her. Her idealization makes more sense then.
Every time we go back to the framing sequence, I was annoyed, as well. It reminds me that this is really BACK story, the way it is set up. Between those interjections, I can ignore that somewhat.
Honestly, I still quite enjoyed the book, but I am very glad that this isn’t ALL we get in SFF any more.

2019 Reading List

The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Doom Patrol Book Two – Morrison / Case /McKenna / Jones / Dringenberg / Yeowell
Marvel Masterworks – Daredevil #2 – Lee / Romita / Colon
This Is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Why I Hate Saturn – Kyle Baker
The Cowboy Wally Show – Kyle Baker
Transmetropolitan Vol. 4: The New Scum – Ellis / Robertson / Ramos
The Obelisk Gate – N.K. Jemisin
Gotham Central Book 2 – Half A Life – Rucka / Lark
Walking to Aldebaran – Adrian Tchaikovsky
Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm – Mary Kate McGowan
Star Wars Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes – Aaron / Cassaday / Martin
The Tower – Simon Toyne
ARC Poetry Magazine #88
The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin
The Walking Dead Vol. 7 – The Calm Before – Kirkman / Adlard / Rathburn
A Pretty Sight – David O’Meara
Avengers: The Korvac Saga – Shooter / Michelinie / Mantlo / Perez / Various Artists
Indiana Review Vol.40, No.2
Avengers: Death Trap: The Vault – Fingeroth / Lim
This Wound is a World – Billy-Ray Belcourt
The Auteur Vol.1 – President’s Day – Spears / Callahan / Anderson
Astro City Vol. 2 – Confession – Busiek / Anderson / more
Astro City Vol. 1 – Life In the Big City – Busiek / Anderson / Ross
Animal Man Vol. 2 – Origin of the Species – Grant Morrison / Various Artists
Power Ball – Rob Neyer
Denver Quarterly Vol. 52 No. 3

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