Hello ladies & gentlemen,
The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 5 (↑).
Comic books read: 5 (-).
Manga volumes read: 14 (↓).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
The Witcher Omnibus (Vol. 1) by Paul Tobin.
Saga of the Swamp Thing (Book One) by Alan Moore.
Harleen by Stjepan Šejić.
Bone (Vol. 1): Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith.
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 2): Arkham Knight by Peter J. Tomasi.
Wonder Twins (Vol. 1): Activate! by Mark Russell.
TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEW
I feel like any month where a Brent Weeks book is read is an amazing month. At this rate, I’m just repeating myself when I say this is one of the best fantasy series in the market right now!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK
Guess it’s safe to say that Peter J. Tomasi has yet to impress me. With his second story arc, he went ahead to deliver a mediocre origin story for the Arkham Knight.
TOP TV SERIES/MOVIES
Out of all the movies seen in March, three of them stood out and they all merit a mention here.
Her (2013) is an incredibly thought-provoking exploration of artificial intelligence and relationships through a masterful performance by Joaquin Phoenix.
Knives Out (2019) is a sound and stellar whodunnit featuring an excellent cast who keep the suspense and thrill at the highest degree while delivering an unexpected and lovely revelation.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is a trippy, tragic, yet beautiful tale of love, memories, and destiny. Sometimes negative experiences make the positive ones so much more precious.
They all get 4 ½ stars outta 5.
It was about time that I complete this grimdark trilogy once and for all! My thoughts on this one will be coming soon. 😉
I imagine it’s no surprise that March 2020 became a historical month with the coronavirus (COVID-19) making the headline on a daily basis. I still remember, on March 14th, how everyone’s reality in Montreal was dramatically transformed with our prime minister putting forth certain measures that immediately raised a red flag on the gravity of this pandemic. Nothing else mattered to anyone at work, anyone amongst our family and friends, or anyone in the street. If anything, it felt like we were getting ready for an alien invasion.
Throughout the following days, dystopian classics and horror stories couldn’t have seemed more real to my eye as the lessons that were once simply cautionary and philosophical were now so evident in our behaviour that humankind simply seemed without hope. From an obsession with numbers to irrational beliefs that bring out racial tension, it was a bit saddening to see such a dark facet of ourselves being once again further amplified in a time where compassion and altruism should dominate.
While I’ve heard many being contaminated by this virus, others falling to it, the people closest to me, including myself, have remained vigilant regarding this pandemic and are safe to this day. The much more heartwarming stories of people around the world and the online community—depending on where you’re looking—have also been wonderful and helped smoothen out the chaotic atmosphere that is bound to only worsen for a bit longer.
While working at home was an easy transition for me, it’s definitely important to take care of yourself and continue doing the things you love while adapting them to the situation in your city. Whether it’s reading or working out, just remember to play it safe. This pandemic is a challenge for each and every one of us.
But also for us, as a community, as a society.
Do your part.
Just don’t make me bring out the big guns, bro.
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stayed tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?