REVEIW: & Sons

& Sons by David Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What!? A novel about a novelist involving nothing but men! Yup, you read that correctly and myself being one of those men loved it. I am not sure I would recommend it to a reader of the female circle but nevertheless a solid emotional story all the way around.

The novel intrigued me from the very beginning by opening up with a funeral scene of a childhood friend which concluded with the ominous statement, “we would all return to this church.” & Sons is about a famous author (A.N. dyer) and the disconnected relationships of his sons and best friend. A.N. has written fourteen novels to great and financial success in which his notoriety also becomes his family’s downfall. The story takes us through the tortured struggles of his sons and their search for a sense of individuality. The narrator, the son of A.N.’s best friend, has his own crumbled relationships and lends an outsiders unique perspective to & Sons storyline. Overall, the writing and it’s witty well crafted prose is the real winner.

David Gilbert’s gift of storytelling is humorous, thought provoking, and magical. Because of that, I would recommend this book.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my un-biased and honest review

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REVIEW: Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey

Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain's JourneyJustice League, Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey by Geoff Johns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bamn! Pow! Holy Justice League! Reading this collection really brought back childhood memories for me.

Volume two picks up where Volume one had left off, five years after the team’s origin stories. Some things may have changed? Possibly new team members? With the attack of many Justice League (JL) Villains and the birth of a new super villain someone is out to get the JL and is determined to prove their not so invincible.

Geoff Johns does an amazing job conveying the emotion of each character while still writing a story that takes off with action and doesn’t stop.

However, the artwork of this book confused me several times throughout my reading. Primarily due to the fact that various artists worked on this project and their styles are comparably different. Even though I did find this distracting I was also just as equally pleased by their talent. I wasn’t a big fan of Superman and Wonder Woman being paired off at the end. I understand a new direction but some iconic relationships shouldn’t be touched.

Overall, While I would agree with some that the story lines are pretty reminiscent of early eighties JL, for me that was why this was a trip down memory lane.

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