I downloaded In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson to my Kindle today. I'm 40 pages in and think I'm going to rip through this one. I read The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America a few years ago and loved it. Any other Larson fans out there?
I might be a pre-Larson fan.
I've been meaning to read The Devil in the White City
for a while now and I'm really intrigued by In the Garden of Beasts
. They both sound great. Please let us know what you think of the latter when you're done!
I just finished Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
. I picked up the recently released first issue of Dark Horse's similarly-named The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde
and realized I'd never actually read the original book.
Stevenson's novel is good, although his Mr. Hyde is quite different from some subsequent interpretations.
The aforementioned comic, which is a sequel of sorts, was entertaining and I plan to stick with it. It wears it's influences on it's sleeve (and not just Stevenson) but I liked the art and the concept, which involves the title character as well as Spring-heeled Jack (ie: the Ripper), is right in my wheelhouse.
I'm also re-reading The Unwritten
from the start. I'm on issue #13 right now. I think I've only read up to about #15 so I have a bunch of "new" issues ahead of me.
The latest Hellboy
one-shot is great. The story is pretty simple but Mignola clearly decided to give Richard Corben a bunch of subjects he draws well and Corben came through: this is one of the best-looking comics I've read in a while!
Finally, I'm listening to Stephen King's It
on audiobook, read by actor Steven Weber. So far, so good... I like it.