Monday, March 07, 2011

Another 'comic' and more books and some prankcalling on the side

Well, actually a Graphic Novell.
I bought Tolstoj's War & peace in Graphic Novell form. The text on the back has the best argument saying not everybody has the time to struggle through the entire 1500 pages of the original work. Maybe in time I will try and give that a go, but for now I'll give the graphic novell a go. Here's the Dutch version as I bought that one of course:

I've had my birthday little under 2 weeks ago and that's where I got some books and I went on a bookshopping spree with the bookvouchers I got. So I've got/bought the last 2 books from the Sookie Stackhouse series and also got (as asked):
which is the basis for the tv-series The Unit which I watched through (all 4 seasons) in about a month or less. That should leave me with plenty to read for the next couple of months.

In other news Dan & Lee have made it a habit of prankcalling me while recording their podcast. Under the cover of technical difficulties or just to talk about running fridges *silly people, I know*. Today Dan even tried to impersonate an Irish leprechaun promising me riches. I tried complaining at the English and Australian embassy, but they denied everything of course.
Anyways, the calls gave me a much needed laugh. Strange foreigners (that's what they are!).

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Bought a comic..

It's been a while since I bought a comic, but since I had some euro's left on a voucher I decided I'd spent it on this:
Translates as: Buck Danny and the night of the snake.

It's originally a Franco-Belgian comic, but I've got the Dutch translation (there are English ones too). I've read Buck's adventures years before and I still like them. It's basically "about a military flying ace and his two sidekicks serving (depending on the plots) in the United States Navy or the United States Air Force.(wikipedia)"

The great thing is that they go through a lot of trouble to make the story understandable for everyone by explaining everything that might need explanation and they at least try to keep their facts straight. Ánd the drawings of the aircraft are really good too!
If you haven't read any of it, you sure should try and give it a go.