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Quick update - Descender is quite good, it has a cute AI boy, but also some darker bits as well. I'm not in too much of a rush for the next one, and would be very happy if the library gets it in. I've also finished the first Revival.. again, rather good, but I'm happy to take my time with it. I have the second coming from eBay, and then I'll probably wait a while before moving on.

 

The one I love so far is definitely The Sandman - it is extremely dark and weird, and I'm loving it. :)

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I'd really like to read V for Vendetta

 

My partner and I celebrated an early Christmas yesterday, and he gave me this! :D

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I've bought Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992- 1995 and Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. 

 

A little different from what you all are reading, but I can't wait!  I haven't had a paper book in ages.

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Let me know what you think of it. :)

 

Will do!

 

I've bought Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992- 1995 and Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. 

 

A little different from what you all are reading, but I can't wait!  I haven't had a paper book in ages.

 

I look forward to hearing what you think of Pyongyang. I have a bit of a fascination with North Korea!

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I've been very much focused on these at the moment, and I finished Outcast yesterday. Despite the artwork being gorgeous, the actual storyline is disappointing. With graphic novels, you only get a small amount of space to tell your story, and yet Kirkman seems to like stretching it out. It wasn't as noticeable in The Walking Dead Compendiums, because they're so big, but when you've paid for the smaller collections, you don't want to be done in 5 minutes. I think it could be an interesting series, but I'm not in much of a hurry, and I'm glad it was one of the cheaper collections.

 

I've started Wytches by Jock - which is going to be rather dark and scary I think. I wasn't in the mood for something like that, so will come back to it. 

 

I then discovered that The Stand is in graphic form, so that's been ordered! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0785135219?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

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I then discovered that The Stand is in graphic form, so that's been ordered! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0785135219?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

I've got volume 2 of that, but I'm planning on reading The Stand the book first before reading the graphic novel(s). I hope you enjoy it :).

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I look forward to hearing what you think of Pyongyang. I have a bit of a fascination with North Korea!

Me too!  It's the one I will probably read first.  Have you read Nothing to Envy?  (not a graphic novel, off topic :blush2: )

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No, not yet. It's on my wishlist. :) Have you read it? I've only really read Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14.

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No, not yet. It's on my wishlist. :) Have you read it? I've only really read Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14.

Mmmm- yes, its very good.  Well worth the read if you are interested in N. Korea.

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Just finished the first collected edition of The Sword by the Luna Brothers and really enjoyed it. Brilliant artwork and great story line. I will certainly be buying the 3 remaining books.

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The Guardian has published a list of 10 graphic novels to look forward to in the next six months. It's titled 'part one', so presumably part two will focus on the second half of 2016.

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Oooh thanks for that, Kylie. It's great to see Princess Jellyfish getting an English translation. I loved the anime TV series.

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The Guardian has published a list of 10 graphic novels to look forward to in the next six months. It's titled 'part one', so presumably part two will focus on the second half of 2016.

 

And here's part two.

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