Friday, 28 September 2012
Even better is Morrison's re-definition of Superman as a sort of sun god. This is a theme throughout the book where superman is a beneficent diety here to protect the world. The ending, spoiler alert, has Superman return to the heart of the sun and fix it so that earth can continue to live. Brilliant! You actually can relate to Superman in many ways here as he seems more human and more god at the same time. Well done Morrison and Quitely!
Monday, 24 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
My first finished novel for school is one written by Melville. I never knew this book existed. The editors of the book would like for the reader to believe that the devil is wandering about a Mississippi steamboat tempting people and gulling them. At times funny and at times boring, this will go on the back of my shelf when this class is through.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
So this is my first entry for school reading and it is Samuel Johnson's Life of Milton. I feel a sort of kinship to Milton's political views and enjoy his staunch Parliamentarian attitudes which is why I had difficulty with Johnson. He writes with such bias, and even if it is couched in humor, I still find it difficult to get past the fact Johnson is so different in politics. His bias didn't pop up on every page, but it colored everything he said and put into the biography. On some occasions his bias was blatant and in the foreground, and these passages were the least enjoyable. It felt like listening to Fox News go at it.