Time keeps on slippin’… into Weekend Reading 85Δ! Saturday is here again and, as always, The Beat team is planning on getting lost inside a good book!
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AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m going to be catching up on the first two issues of Star Trek: Mirror War, along with the TPB of Mirror Broken. Then I’ll be checking out the second volume of classic Life with Archie stories, which takes the Riverdale gang out of the high school drama realm and drops them into various other genres.
TAIMUR DAR: During the pandemic I finally had time to sit down and watch the films Twleve Monkeys and Brazil from filmmaker Terry Gilliam. Little did I know that those two films pretty much perfectly captured my life for the past 18 months. This last week was fairly trying due to some IT computer issues for my office job, and I definitely felt like Sam Lowry and could help but listen to the Brazil soundtrack for an escape. This sudden Gilliam kick has me interested in checking out Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir for a deep dive into his life and art.
BILLY HENEHAN: Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings just dropped on Disney+, so I’ll hopefully be sitting down to watch that tonight. While I wait for nighttime to roll around, I’m reading the Stars Wars: Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say this is one of the best pieces of Star Wars writing ever. There’s an even a Twitter account dedicated to only tweeting out passages from the book, which reads like poetry in prose form.
JOHANNA DRAPER CARLSON: Given my interest in Sherlock Holmes, I think it’s finally time for me to catch up with the Viz Manga series Moriarty the Patriot, now up to five volumes. It’s a rather unique take on the familiar characters, with several Moriarty brothers as anti-upper-class terrorists and a countrified Holmes. I also realized I somehow missed, when it came out over a year ago, reading Lucy Knisley’s Stepping Stones. I’m looking forward to reading this autobio-inspired story of a girl coping with moving to a farm and a new step-family.
DEAN SIMONS: Weekend away at Thought Bubble here in UK. Aside from perusing my likely comics haul, I am actually making surprising progress through Two Dark Reigns – the third novel in Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns YA fantasy (prose) quadrilogy. While the previous book was a bit of a slog, the plot definitely feels like it has motion now.