July 7th, 2013

Book with cat 5

Book #30: The Thrilling Adventure Hour

The Thrilling Adventure Hour by a collection of artists and writers.
(Book received for free for review from Diamond Book Distributors.)

Book description from Amazon:
"Based on the popular Hollywood stage show and Nerdist Industry podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a rip-roaring adventure anthology in the tradition of old-time radio serials, brought to you by a carnival of Hollywood and comic's finest! In a timeless collection of original genre tales that harken back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment..."

I enjoyed the artwork and liked the "old timey" ads, but unfortunately the stories/humor didn't work for me. I did worry they might not, since the Nerdist podcast doesn't work for me (even though I consider myself a nerd/geek type person). There was nothing at all wrong with the stories, they just weren't a good match for my tastes. (I actually feel bad for not liking it. It seemed a spiffy idea and a neat book, it just wasn't for me.)

On a record-keeping note, I decided I'm going to count all graphic novels, kids' books, and anything else I'm not officially counting as one book. If you add them all together, that should work out to be about fair. Any future ones will also be included in #30.

So, so far, "Book #30" includes:
The Thrilling Adventure Hour (GN)
G.I. JOE Volume 1: Homefront (GN)
Goliath's Secret (K)
The Compassionate Warrior (K)
Custer's Last Battle (K)
One Hen (K)
The New Ghostbusters Volume 1 (GN)
Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry (GN)

GN: Graphic Novel, K: Kids' book

Man, my memory. Scrolling back through my 2013 books to make that list, I forgot most of the first 20 or so I read.

Also, I'm 90% through the "real" (non-graphic novel) book I'm currently reading. Slowest Book Ever (took me TWO WEEKS to get this far!). It's not bad at all, so it's a mystery why it's taking me so long. Expect a much longer review than this one once I finally finish it.