Whenever I get assigned a Pull List article, I picture people cringing. Mostly because I tend to get them assigned on weeks where I go overboard with books or comic books. This time it isn’t the case. I’ve only been back in the country for about five days, so I haven’t had much time to buy.
I still got some things, anyway.
The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
I’ve heard Sarah Waters‘s name quite often, but I had never read anything by her. I’m starting with this one at some point this month, but I’ve a reason for it. Pálás now has a book club focusing on books adapted into movies. And since Lenny Abrahamson‘s adaptation it’s about to come out it’s the first choice. Considering I read a lot, and go to the cinema a lot, I figured this was a book club I’d like to join.
I have until the 25th to read this book, so I presume I will have time.
I don’t know much about it, but there are times where I approach books knowing as little as possible. Funnily enough, I saw a trailer for the film at the cinema a while back and I still don’t know what this is about. Other that it involves one of those creepy Victorian houses that may or may not be haunted.
Cabal – Clive Barker
Until last year I had never read a Clive Barker book. I was always curious, especially because of that Stephen King quote that said “I have seen the future of horror, and his name is Clive Barker” and I was more familiar with his work as a filmmaker. I’ve enjoyed his books so far, but I found myself liking more his young adult stuff (The Thief of Always is a hell of a book).
However, a couple of weeks ago I read The Scarlet Gospels and it made me sad. It started strong but as it went on it kept getting weaker and weaker. The final confrontation between Harry D’Amour (a common recurring character of his) and Pinhead disappointed me.
It didn’t disappoint me enough to quit reading him, though. So recently I bought Cabal for my Kindle. Barker adapted that movie into the movie Nightbreed, and now that movie is about to become a TV show.
The Sandman Universe #1
Story: Neil Gaiman
Written: Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Si Spurrier and Dan Watters
Art: Sebastian Fiumara, Max Fiumara, Tom Fowler, Domonike Stanton, Bilquis Evely
I am not one to buy comic book issues on a monthly basis, but this time I might do it.
Months ago DC announced that to celebrate both The Sandman‘s 30th and Vertigo’s 25th anniversaries that they’d be bringing into the fold for an interconnected series. Neil Gaiman is awfully busy so he will oversee those series, and he also picked the writers for each series. As he put it, he wanted to let other people have fun with the toys.
The Sandman Universe is a one-shot designed to give you a small taste of each series. As a friend put it “This is just like an ad for the other comic books” but it does its work because I’m definitely putting House of Whispers, The Books of Magic, Lucifer and The Dreaming on my Pull List. I’m looking forward to seeing where these stories go.
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