February 15th: Favorite Non-Written Novels
–This was a hard topic to name, but this is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms.
I had to think about this all month, and I’m still struggling to decide what to use for this. I don’t listen to many audiobooks, and I’ve only gotten into comics and graphic novels in the last couple of years. But, here’s what I’ve come up with (in no particular order…except I think the first is my favorite):
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll is a collection of five creepy, fairy tale-ish or folklore-ish stories that are a little on the creepy side.
Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick is a
comic series in a dystopan future where “non-
compliant” women are sent to a prison off-world.
I’ve only read the first two issues thus
far, but I love it and can’t wait to read more.
Wytches by Scott Snyder is story about witches like you’ve never seen them. It’s horror, it’s dark and a bit graphic, and it even managed to creep out me, the jaded-horror-buff.
The Crow by J. O’Barr has to get a mention on this list,
because the movie is one of my all-
time favorites. If you’ve only seen the movie, don’t go into this graphic novel expecting the exact same story. The major themes are the same, but there were differences (if I remember correctly).
Edward Scissorhands, vol. 1: Parts Unknown by Kate Leth isn’t an adaptation of, or a direct sequel to the movie. This picks up two generation later, with Kim’s granddaughter–Megs. I enjoyed this, but not as much as I’d hoped. The art was my favorite part, and I think it had potential to get really good, so I’ll probably pick up volume 2 at some point.