Comics you should be reading: ODY-C

Last year, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward launched a book that blew my mind from its first issue, four-page timeline fold-out. That book is ODY-C, and it’s a genderbroke Odyssey that plays with all kinds of norms and tropes to create a full-color explosion of badassery on every page. This book is so good that I’ve been…

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Book Thoughts: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as discussion of homophobic violence. Please proceed with caution!] It seems like everyone I know has either read or wants to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The book is a queer…

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Book Thoughts: The Mortal Instruments Series

So here’s the thing. After reading the things that crop up on my Tumblr dashboard from time to time concerning Cassandra Clare and her notorious history as a “Big Name Fan” on the very permanent interwebz, I don’t have much respect for her as a writer. That being said, the trailer for The Mortal Instruments:…

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Book Thoughts: The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Sometime during the course of the summer, my best friend and fellow literary masochist, AR, suggested that I read Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers. Set in Italy, the novel follows the lives of two people — Alice and Mattia — whom are both, in their painfully human ways, prime numbers. A prime number is…

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