My own weekly meme where I keep track of books I’ve read, books I’ve had to put aside, and books I’ve reviewed for the past week.
Bad Business by Robert B. Parker, read by Joe Mantegna – 3 Stars. Sort of a let-down compared to the other books in this series that I’ve read or listened to thus far.
The Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories: Chronicles of Conan vol. 1 by Roy Thomas – 3 Stars. The first of many graphic novel adaptations of Robert E. Howard’s stories. Not bad, but it suffers from the same thing all old comic books suffer from: too much explanation to go along with visual images. I always feel like those old comic book scripts would probably haved worked better for radio dramas.
Conan vol. 1: The Frost Giant’s Daughter And Other Stories by Kurt Busiek – 4 Stars. A much more successful graphic novel adaptation of Conan stories. The tales were creepier, the illustrations more vivid, and the text and images worked together to tell a story.