|Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture|
Author Will Brooker is probably better known as the first person to get a doctorate in "Batman." While not strictly accurate, that did help get him some media attention and, I suspect, helped sell a few copies of his earlier book, Batman Unmasked. In Alice's Adventures, Brooker examines how other authors have examined Lewis Carroll and his Alice books, and compares their assertions with popular conceptions and historical facts. I'm a long-time fan of Carroll's and this is one of the best books I've read about him. I'm immensely enjoying this.
I only started with One Piece this past summer when I discovered it on Hulu, and I've been immensely enjoying it. Right now, I'm at the beginning of the Enies Lobby arc. This series continues to impress me. (Except that one season where they did the pirate games thing. That got old really quickly, and didn't fit tonally well with the rest of the series.)
|Dale's Comic Fanzine Price Guide 2011|
A price guide for comic book fanzines? Who knew? I just found Dale's Price Guide and, while it is just a price guide with little in the way of a narrative, it does seem to be pretty exhaustively researched from what I've seen thus far. If nothing else, it's an excellent resource for figuring out simply what's out there!
|Brave New World|
I just started the audio book version of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Whereas most people are familiar with George Orwell's distopian Big Brother scenario, Huxley wrote of a world where the population was fed so much mass media entertainment that they were like complacent sheep. I picked this up because that idea sounds eerily familiar.
Updated Media Landscape
In case you're wondering what I'm reading/viewing these, besides comics, I figured I'd do one of my periodic posts on what media I'm consuming...
Hurm... seems like I'm forgetting something, but everything else I can think of right now are actual comics that I've been trying to catch up on. I'll return to edit this if I remember something else.