[LMB] Shopping "montage" ?
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Fri Jun 23 16:01:36 BST 2017
Katherine Collett points out:
The author of the list apparently understands the meaning of the
word "montage" differently than I do. Or read a version of
_Barrayar_ from an alternate universe. Still, one hopes the
exposure brings in new fans.
As a shopping list for other works, I have _Blackout_ ,
as part of a whole Connie Willis stack, on the TBR pile.
For whatever reason I stalled halfway thru _Doomsday
Book_ and am waiting for my mood to shift back ...
I confess my childhood/childish addiction to all things
comic-book lured me to read the Lois Lane ProFic
_Fallout_. Well, that, and I got some sort of Amazon
Kindle promo-deal that reduced the price of an e-book
to less than the price of an actual paper comicbook for
that week. Pretty good fic, but I've read better FanFic.
Still, I wouldn't recommend fans here skip _Fallout_ unless
the price rises significantly.
On that vein, and I suspect I've mentioned it here before
but it may bear repeating, the Supergirl fanfic _Fictitious
Persons_ in both concept and execution is vastly better
than the only-fairly-decent TV show "Supergirl" and I wish
the author ( "classicalgal" ?) had been offered the
Andy Weir deal. That was supposed to be a paragraph but
it turned into a sentence. I'm rushed.
There are a lot of stories nowadays about the younger days
of iconic heroes. Or re-booting the stories with younger
versions of the icon. Like Supergirl, yes. The various
Ultimate comic books with a young "Fantastic Four" --
and the awful and derivative movie as well -- being
other exemplars of this trend. Fewer stories deal with
the hero in elder life stages. _CJ & tRQ_ being exceptional,
of course. The Laurie King versions of Sherlock being
another exception. (And likewise recommended.) I have
some suspicion that Brad Bird's next "Incredibles" movie
may have Bob and Helen (Mr. Incredible and Elasti-Girl) in
elder-mentor roles for young-(reckless)-adults Dash and
Violet. If so that may kick off a boomer-targeted trend of
re-imagined icons balding, greyed, and pudged up a bit.
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