Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

24. Prisoners of the Sun; 25. Detective Comics #28 -- June 1939; 26. The Great Brain Does It Again

Prisoners of the Sun
by Herge

Started/Finished: January 16, 2010

Fair to middling story, I guess, but the artwork of the South American landcape and Incan temple was marvelous. I am getting tired of the Captain's blistering barnacles and hope he takes a break for the next couple of adventures. 64 pages. Grade: B-
Detective Comics #28 -- June 1939

Started/Finished: January 16, 2010

The Batman story in this one was lame, not any better than any of the other bad mysteries spread throughout this issue. There were a couple of OK pieces, namely the Slam Bradley one that was the very last story in the issue. 68 pages. Grade: D
The Great Brain Does It Again
by John D. Fitzgerald

Started: January 16, 2010
Finished: January 17, 2010

Tom's schemes were a little less mean in this one, but that also kind of made some of them boring. I liked the one about building a rollercoaster in their backyard though. 129 pages. Grade: B-
Total # of Books Read in 2010: 26
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 4,089

Currently Reading: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens; The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Reading Soon: More Tintin; The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy; The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet; Last two Great Brain books by John D. Fitzgerald; The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer by Tom Dardis; Chuck Klosterman IV; Seasons in Hell by Mike Shropshire; More Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus

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