After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ODY-C, Vol 1 by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Christian Ward

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by Matt Fraction, illustrated by Christian Ward
Published by Image Comics, June 25, 2015
136 Pages • ISBN 978-1632153760 • Paperback

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Book description:
An eye-searing, mind-bending, gender-shattering epic science fiction retelling of Homer's Odyssey starting with the end of a great war in the stars and the beginning of a very long journey home for Odyssia and her crew of warriors. The journey to Ithicaa begins HERE, by Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals) and Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation, Olympus).

Interesting idea, visually stunning, poorly told. Matt Fraction takes Homer's Odyssey and transforms it into an over-the-top space opera rife with gender-bending characters (there are no more males - Zeus took care of that - but now there is a third gender, which to me renders the whole idea of wiping out the male gender a little pointless); psychedelic, trippy visuals supplied by Christian Ward; and what I'm assuming is supposed to be this futuristic take on the spoken word telling of the Odyssey, but what comes across as just a garbled mess more often than not.

Honestly, if it weren't for Ward's visuals, this would have been a solid 1 star for me, if not less. Won't be following this up at all.

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