With Camp over I should have more free time! HOORAH! So we’re back to Mini-Reviews, especially now that I have a backlog of reviews to spruce up and post for you fine peoples. Onwards!
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I wasn’t a huge fan of this, not because of the story but the narrative style. It was very stiff for me, with all description, no dialogue. Probably one of my least favorites of all my classical reads so far. I am glad however that I read it, and I really like my edition so I’ll definitely keep this one. It certainly didn’t help that I’ve seen several adaptations of this in movie and TV format. I have heard better things about H.G. Wells from a friend, so fingers crossed the next one I pick up by this guy will be more my style.
Rat Queens Vol 2 & 3 by Kurtis Wiebe
Both volumes of Rat Queens were 4 stars for me this past few months. I put off reading Volume 2 honestly, I loved volume one and wasn’t sure if it would measure up. It didn’t but that’s okay. It was the spring board for the new arc that’s starting and honestly , with the mess that occurred with the artist not long after Vol 1 came out I don’t blame them for the slight drop. Volume 3 was a higher 4 stars, maybe a 4.5 but I think it lost just a bit in Hannah’s… over reaction. Her behavior just seemed out of character for her, it was a mess. I’m a bit worried they just needed a story so they made something up for her. Still, I enjoyed it and the backstory we get on her family was very nice. I’ll definitely keep reading this series.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This is one of my favorites of Jane Austen’s. Everyone loves P&P, but I think this one is just a strong a contender. I love the girls in this one, the dynamic relationship of the two opposite sisters and their struggles both against each other in small ways and with their situations. If the book itself is intimidating this is one I would highly recommend the adaptation of with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. I adore the movie and having recently just rewatched it while ill I have to say it’s done the best so far for me of adapting a novel. It cut and trim in just the right way and does the story justice.
Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling
I really enjoyed this volume a lot more than the first. Delilah is an awesome combination of Sherlock and Indiana Jones and I’m not sure I could be more excited about her continued adventures. This one especially is a wonderful story and engrossing plot. I highly recommend this!