Age and Progress

My son is reading beside me and he just turned to me and said, “What’s a Twinkie?”

That is what progress sounds like.

Planetary 

Yesterday the young man was sick, so, when we were both sick of being inside on an early spring-like day, we made a quick visit to Capital Comics for some new books.

S bought the first volume of the Avatar series. I, feeling bold, took the plunge on Warren Ellis’s Planetary omnibus.

Planetary omnibus
The Planetary omnibus without the dust jacket.

It’s a beautiful book, with a design and heft that befit its modern classic status.

The Name of the Wind: One Year Later

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just great storytelling… It takes fantasy and magic and makes them both new.

ONE YEAR LATER (almost to the day)…

I can’t believe my review of this book was so short! The reason for this update is to say that I still think about this book all the time and recommend it to everyone who is a Reader. I’m reading Game of Thrones right now and I’ve made note of some similarities in the tone of the two novels.

The major point that the first two books of the Kingkiller Chronicle have going for them over this first book of the Song of Ice and Fire, I think, is that Rothfuss’s tale is told from a single point of view. So it’s scope is much narrower, but the experience is richer. I fell under the spell of Kvothe’s story immediately.

And so will you.

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