lemaster_69 (lemaster_69) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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A few more off the list:

1. Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates. Suburban angst in the 1950s, with excellent character studies of husbands and wives.

2. The Hours, by Michael Cunningham. Excellent book that weaves the lives of a 20th century woman with a 1950s housewife and author Virginia Woolf. Won the Pulitzer Prize.

3. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier. Civil War-era novel about wounded Inman, who travels home to meet Ada, his wife, who's incapable of keeping her farm operational until Ruby comes along. Beautiful descriptions of the country and decent characterizations, but the glacial pace makes this novel hard to finish.

4. Green Lantern: Willworld, by J.M. DeMatteis. I hated the artwork, but the storyline is interesting: Hal Jordan is (in a sense) imprisoned in his own mind and must relearn who he is in order to pass a test given to all Lanterns.

5. Green Lantern Corps: To Be a Lantern, by Dave Gibbons. Guy Gardner needs some vacation time, but before leaving he must escort new Lantern Soranik Natu to her home sector and solve the murder of her partner. Special appearances by Bolphunga the Relentless and Ranx the Sentient City.

6. Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of Green, by Dave Gibbons and Keith Champagne. Mogo is infected with something that's causing the Lanterns who visit him to leave angry and hostile instead of soothed and relaxed. Guy Gardner is framed for the murder of some Lanterns and struggles to clear his name. I'm not sure if it's only me that sees this, but Guy often looks a lot like Thomas Hayden Church.

7. Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse, by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Rebecca Buchman. A raging Red Lantern frees the Sciencells of their prisoners, leading to a hellacious riot on Oa; Sinestro meets with Soranik Natu and tells her of her parentage; Sodam Yat defends his homeworld against Mongul and the Sinestro Corps using his Ion power. I am dying to read Blackest Night now!
Tags: fiction, graphic novel

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