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John Mutford
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Reader's Diary #1450- Bruce Handy: The Year in Internet Memes and Social-Media Obsessions
Written just a little over a year ago, Bruce Handy's " The Year in Internet Memes and Social-Media Obsessions " was surprising to find in the New Yorker . Frankly it feels like something a middle school English teenager might assign to his students, hoping ...

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Reader's Diary #1449- Tracey Lindberg: Birdie
For all the counselors out there who think calling it a "break through" rather than a "breakdown," is wise: stop. It's cheesy and your clients will mock you behind your back. Not that there can't be some truth to the sentiment. For all intents and purposes,...

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Reader's Diary #1448- Makoto Yukimura: Vinland Saga Book One
I can't say that I was expecting to enjoy Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga as much as I did with this first book. A Japanese manga set in the Viking days of the North Atlantic would be a novelty, I assumed, but little more. However, it really had it all: fine...

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Reader's Diary #1447- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Arrangements
In " The Arrangements " Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does the near impossible: she humanizes the Trump clan. This is not to be misunderstood as being pro-Trump or even creating empathy, but it goes a little way in at least explaining why the hell they are the w...

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Reader's Diary #1446- Greg Pak (writer), Frank Cho and Mike Choi (artists): The Totally Awesome Hulk Volume 1
The Hulk is one of Marvel's best known characters. He's more complex than people give credit and amongst superheroes, one of the more unique. That all said and while I don't particularly mind Bruce Banner or the whole Dr. Jekyll and Hyde relationship he has...

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Reader's Diary #1445- Mezbauddin Mahtab: A Little Early Story
The ironic thing about such racist actions as Trump's recent travel ban is the way they wind up uniting and strengthening the very people they mean to destroy. Indeed, it's united Muslim communities with one another and with non-Muslims. That said, there's ...

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Reader's Diary #1444- James Tynion IV (writer), Freddie E Williams (artist): Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1
I love a good crossover, but I'd hardly consider myself a big fan of either of these two properties. I'll give credit for being an unexpected crossover, that's for sure. It was only recently that I read my first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic, an anthol...

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The 10th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - January Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)
1. Click on the icon above 2. Add a link to your review. (Please link to your specific review, not an entire webpage.) 3. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book, such as John Mutford (Anne of Avonlea) 4. In the comment section below, tell me...

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Reader's Diary #1443- Gord Downie (writer) and Jeff Lemire (artist): Secret Path
It took perhaps a little longer than expected, as I suspect people were weighing their need to criticize against the fact that Gord Downie is dying, but it was still not long before controversy followed his Secret Path project, a graphic novel account of th...

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Reader's Diary #1443- Mohamed El-Bisatie: A Conversation from the Third Floor
The title of Mohamed El-Bisatie's " A Conversation from the Third Floor " is a more apt description than referring to this as a short story. There's no conflict and it ends more abruptly than it begins. The conversation in question is between a woman on the...
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