Thursday, December 5, 2019

Some books I've read 42

The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
A dog that talks? Fine. It's not the first time that has happened in a Carroll novel. But I found there to be too many fantastic elements, there doesn't seem to be any rules, and at some point you start to lose interest.

Ou les roses ne meurent jamais by Gunnar Staalesen
One of his best. And quite the touching ending, I'd say, without giving away too much.

Under snøen by Ragnar Hovland
Maybe not his best, and the ending was a bit lacking, but the Hovland tone is there, and sometimes that is enough.

Eline og Julia tar ferga by Ragnar Hovland
Great novel, and loved that Hovland completely ignores the solution of the plot, giving no answers to what happened or who the killer is. Always wanted to do that.

Sjølmord i skilpaddekaféen by Ragnar Hovland
A collection of short texts. His funniest book?

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Still have the single issues I bought back in the 80's, except #1, that seems to have disappeared.  Reread it, and it's still very impressive, the structure and all the details, but I still feel no emotional connection to the story. Swamp Thing is still Moore's best comics in my mind. Not watching the TV show.

Dirty Plotte by Julie Doucet
Reread all the issues, all 12. Man, I miss her comics! She had the right to move on, of course, but still...  There should be a whole book just about Robert the Elevator Operator.

Walt & Skeezix by Frank King
Beautiful book of the Sunday pages in glorious colour. This is the French edition at 35 euros. The American  editions just got a bit too expensive. I'm not made of money, y' know.