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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Jurassic Park
Micheal Crichton
Progress: 141/480pages
All New Fathom Vol. 5
John Ercek, Erick Arciniega, Mark Roslan, Alex Konat, Beth Sotelo, David Wohl
Pocket Apocalypse
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 54%
Apex Magazine Issue 99
Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, Mari Kurisato, Raymond Sturgis, Jason Sizemore, Daniel Heath Justice
Provenance
Ann Leckie
Progress: 148/432pages
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Where Crown City Comes to Life
Caroline Rowlands
Progress: 3/32pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 67/516pages
Batman (2016-) #40
Stephen King, Jordie Bellaire, Joëlle Jones

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Giant Days Vol. 1 - Whitney Cogar, Lissa Treiman, John Allison

I read a preview of this a while ago, and was not into it, at all.   Maybe I just want' in the mood, or maybe it's the act that, in retrospect, the first story is a lot of setup, mostly about the dynamics between the three main character, Esther, Susan and Daisy.   And about their situation as students just gone off to university.   

 

I found this much more compelling after the setup: the setup glosses over a lot of details, as it focuses on getting the reader prepared for what comes next.   The characters, the world, comes fully alive after that - and it's charming.   Fun, and while it delves into deeper issues - like feminism versus misandry, the complexities of relationships - it never gets full on dark.   (Susan and Esther have both been burned by love; their reaction is not... becoming.   Susan takes it out on the object of her affection, while Esther wallows in her pain.   Daisy is the most stable of them, and questions a lot about her rejection - but mostly about how she feels and what it means.)

 

Still, these characters are complex, all incredibly different from one another, and somehow simply work as three best friends.   I'm loving this so far, the writing and art equally as charming.   Lovely, funny, bright and sparkling, in tone and color, I'm eager to move onto volume two.   That'll be my reward for finishing Candy Caper.