I hate giving up on books. If I make it past the first page, I almost always stick with it until the end. But this week I had to give up on two that were seriously slowing me down. First: "The Hot Zone" by Kevin Sites. This dude's a war correspondent for Yahoo! and this… Continue reading Books I couldn’t finish
All the fake news that was fit to print from October 2003 to November 2004. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2005, 320 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 3.4.08 Date finished: 3.15.08 What I liked: All the usual stuff. What I didn't like: No complaints. What I learned: Learning?
Volume three of the series I've been reading. In installments 11-15, Matty infiltrates Trustwell, the security contractor hired by the US government to keep Manhattan in one piece. (Blackwater, anybody?) THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 260 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 2.15.08 Date finished: 2.15.08 What I liked: As usual, the story line seems totally… Continue reading Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: public works”
Next volume of the series I started reading last month. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 168 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 2.5.08 Date finished: 2.5.08 What I liked: These stories reveal more details about the origins of the war and the environment in in the demilitarized Manhattan. What I didn't like: No complaints. What I… Continue reading Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: body of a journalist”
Incredible comic about a rookie photographer who crash lands in Manhattan, a demilitarized zone in America's second civil war. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 128 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 1.30.08 Date finished: 1.30.08 What I liked: I love dystopian fiction, and this drew me in instantly. I love the dorky journalism aspect, but the… Continue reading Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: on the ground”
I was a little too young to have witnessed Sassy's heyday, but it's practically impossible to not be aware of this teen magazine that didn't hesitate to push buttons and challenge authority. It was around from 1988 to 1996 in various incarnations, and this book presents a pretty comprehensive history of its ups and downs.… Continue reading Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer, “How Sassy Changed My Life”
It's like being in Law of Mass Comm again! Posner, a U.S. circuit court judge, takes a Socratic approach to defining plagiarism. This little book is packed with lots of big words. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 128 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 11.28.07 Date finished: 12.7.07 What I liked: The generous use of examples… Continue reading Richard A. Posner, “The Little Book of Plagiarism”