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A Spoopy Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Currently reading

Wytches Volume 1
Scott Snyder, Jock
Progress: 45 %
The Girl with All the Gifts
M.R. Carey
Progress: 36/403 pages
Bad Moon Rising
Jonathan Maberry
Progress: 160/534 pages
The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Dave Lanphear, Derek Freidolfs, Tonci Zonjic, Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Clay Mann, Dean White, David Aja, Khari Evans, Roy Allan Martinez, Victor Olazaba, Francisco Paronzini, June Chung, Nick Dragotta, Mitch Breitweiser, Javier Rodriguez, Stefano Gaudiano, Dan Brereton, M

A Tale of Sand HC (Archaia Entertainment)

Jim Henson's Tale of Sand - Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramón Pérez, Chris Robinson, Stephen Christy

Harking back to Jim Henson's early day as an avant-garde, experimental filmmaker, Tale of Sand contains a lot of interesting and, yes, I'll say it, whimsical ideas. Set in the desert, containing little-to-no dialogue and depending on a series of random and bizarre incidents, it almost has a Henson-meets-Hunter-S.-Thompson vibe to it, definitely indicative to the time he was writing it. My biggest problem was the art: while it was well-designed and pleasing to look at, the lack of dialogue often meant relying on the artist to show me action, and I felt confused a lot of the time as I tried to follow, even with helpful arrows added to the panels. Well worth a look for Henson fans.