If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 30)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.


The Bed of Procrustes
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Do you remember how Michael Pollan helped you feel like a douchebag for grocery shopping, and then, while your self-esteem was low, his publisher got you to buy a tiny little book for too much money? (Food Rules. So do profit margins, apparently.) Well, replace “Michael Pollan” with “Nassim Nicholas Taleb” and “grocery shopping” with “being alive”.
You know, I think I’m going to be okay, and then he reference a  Greek myth about dismemberment and… >swoon<.

Ally Condie
I enjoyed Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies books, so I suppose I should man up and accept that I’m probably going to enjoy this, too.
Though “man up” may not be the most appropriate descriptor. (Book trailer. Interview. Review.)

Yesterday’s Tomorrows
Rian Hughes
As a boy in England I loved me some Dan Dare, so you can just imagine that Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes’ impossible-to-find re-imagining of the fabulously-eyebrowed space hero–reprinted here–messed me up but good. Close your eyes and think of England, indeed. (Article.)

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2 Responses to If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 30)

  1. Marsha says:

    Hey guys,

    Since you two have successfully got me HOOKED on graphic novels now (which I've read about 20 or so since October), I'm hoping you can help me with the title of a series that you mentioned awhile back. (I think you mentioned it, but if not I'm sure you are aware of it.) The premise is something to do with a woman living on an island and battling zombies or something like that. I'm pretty sure it was a graphic novel. I would appreciate the help!


  2. Jon says:

    Hey Marsha,

    The only graphic novel that reminds me of is "The Last Resort" by Jimmy Paliotti (although it's a group of people on an island, not just one woman). I'm pretty sure we never mentioned it, since I haven't read it–and I have no idea if it's any good or not– but it's the only thing that remotely fits the bill that I can think of.