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A Walk Through the Wheatfields: The Missing Journals of Vincent Van Gogh
Terrence James Coffman
Progress: 45/214 pages
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fall of Arthur
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Blood's Pride
Evie Manieri
Aaron Allston
Tomas Mournian
Magic's Pawn
Mercedes Lackey
Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
Grant Morrison
Black Amazon of Mars and Other Tales from the Pulps
Leigh Brackett
Batman: Death by Design - Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor The architecture theme is fascinating to read, and the designs looming in the background are impressive, but Batman-- and worse, Bruce Wayne-- is not convincing. Bruce Wayne's interaction with the one female character is so cringe-worthy and awkward, I was embarrassed to read it. The woman initially presented herself as intelligent and well-spoken but she quickly retreated to an inner-voice in which she regarded Wayne as 'cute' and used words like 'duh'. Lastly, Batman is uncharacteristically forgiving towards a fellow costumed vigilante who had few qualms about murder and attempted it several times over the course of the story. I understand that perhaps this Batman was likened more to the lighter, classic Batman but his darker, grim side poked through occasionally, leaving me confused.