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“Read a Damn Book – 073: Annihilation”

Once again, Mr. Shane Grove has suggested a book for me to read, and this one is a DOOZIE! Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (2014) Annihilation is book one in the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. It’s an extremely well … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 072: Make a Zine!”

It’s pronounced “ZEEN” (rhymes with “mean”), and it’s what happens when people realize that they have the ability to put their thoughts or their art onto paper, and then make copies of those pieces of paper and let other people … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 071: The Defenders – Marvel Masterworks Volume 1”

I’m still making my way through the digital comics I bought just after Christmas, and this time around I read the first Marvel Masterworks collection of The Defenders. (Twice!) I discovered The Defenders back in the mid-1980s at a 4th … Continue reading

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“Books for LongCon!” by Richard F. Yates

Saturday is LONGCON, and I’m just about as excited as I could be. Master yarn-spinner, Randy Long, and I will be stationed at the very first official PRIMITIVE ENTERTAINMENT WORKSHOP booth at a con! In addition to mini-zines and artwork … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 070: The Power of Myth”

In my senior year of high school (1989-1990), I took a World Literature class, first period, from an interesting teacher, a Vietnam vet who had a reputation for being unstable, but who I found very knowledgeable and entertaining. As part … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 069: The King Who Saved Himself from Being Saved”

John Ciardi and Edward Gorey – The King Who Saved Himself from Being Saved (1965) I can admit, without too much shame, that I’d never heard of John Ciardi before encountering this little book. Ciardi was a well-known poet and … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 068: Ranma ½ Volume 2”

I’ve been reading a lot of American comics lately, superhero tales and horror stories, primarily, but it’s important to remember that Americans aren’t the only people who do comics—and I thought I needed a pallet cleanser from all the super-heroics, … Continue reading

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