Same procedure as always and if you don’t know about said procedure, check out my greatest bookish disappointments here.
Let’s get right to it…
#1: “Fun Home“ by Alison Bechdel
My expectations were so high for this one and they crashed and burned about five pages in! Everyone seems to adore this book, especially people in the LGBTQ+ community. Well I’m in that community too, but I hate this with a fiery passion! The writing is pretentious AF and the whole book felt like Alison Bechdel had a Thesaurus open on her lap and was looking for the smartest sounding synonyms for every single word she wrote. Her writing frustrated me to no end. I have a lot more to say about this so you can check out my mini review of this book in my March wrap up.
#2: “American Widow“ by Alissa Torres & Sungyoon Choi
I feel like this was supposed to be a collection of short stories, because it sure as hell read like that. It would have been better if that were the case though. As it is, this book infuriated me to no end! I’ve never read any literature concerning the 9/11 attacks so I was really looking forward to this, but Alissa came across as whiny, annoying and incredibly ungrateful! All she did was bitch and moan about her stupid husband and the stupid social workers and generally all the stupid people surrounding her.
#3: “Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga” by Brett Weldele & Richard Kelly
I have no idea what the fuck was going on and who the fuck is who and who, but I do know that I didn’t like this at all! Even in combination with watching the movie didn’t make things any clearer to me. And the most disturbing thing of all is Buffy playing a porn star named Krysta Now and singing a song about how teen horniness not being a crime!
#4: “From Hell“ by Alan Moore
I have this disturbing fascination with the whole Jack the Ripper case so I was thrilled about this! Even though this is a beast of a book with over 500 pages! I soon knew why… The writing so so incredibly detailed! Scenes that could have been over and done with in one page were dragged on for whole chapters! Obviously, I skimmed a lot of the pages or even skipped chapters at all. The illustrations were really dark and eerie, which fit the content of the story perfectly and I really liked them, but even with my glasses on and my nose practically touching the pages I had a fucking hard time to decipher the writing! It was so freakishly small and that was one of the biggest reasons I really didn’t enjoy this. If you can’t even properly read the dialogue the whole reading experience gets to be pretty frustrating!
#5: “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life“ by Brian Lee O’Malley
The was the last and final Graphic Novel we had to read for a course at uni and it ended on a rather bad note thanks to this one. I don’t even have a lot to say about this because it was so childish and over the top and the characters were so freaking annoying. On top of that the art style was nothing special too. Very bland. I skimmed through this as fast as I could and sold it the second I was done with it.
Funnily enough I had to read all of these for my Graphic Novels course at university. Which shows that my theory that I basically hate everything I am more or less forced to read for my studies is correct.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, lovely humans!