Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Well, I said you could force me to read the Great Gatsby and you done it. 21 votes out of 45 (and I voted twice) led the pack by a wide margin. So, I'm reading the thing. I'm up to chapter 5 and so far it's like being at a party where I don't know anyone and the people I meet I don't particularly like and that's ok because most of the guests there are looking down on me and avoiding me at all costs so I'm just downing as much free booze as possible and hanging out in the library checking out all the other books I could be reading. Oh, and every once in a while I see a cockroach on the buffet table or a dead mouse behind the bar. I'm contemplating just ripping out page 73/74 for the squicky racial references. Oh, and there's a few Gatsby cartoons in Hark, A Vagrant! which I've also been reading so I kinda spoiled the ending a bit. Oh, but it's good though. Images... Images everywhere. Doc Ecklebergs' eyeballs will be staring me in the back of the head until I finish the damn thing so once I get this posted I'll get back to reading. Here's the rest of the reading queue.
This one didn't technically end up in the top three, but I'm reading it on Christmas anyway. While watching A Christmas Story. And if anyone bothers me I'm pounding them like Scott Farkus.
Ah, here we go... the perfect counter to Gatsby. F. Scott may have had Zelda, but Bruce had Ossie Davis as Jack Kennedy. I think we all know who wins there!I have no idea what to expect from this one. I flipped through the pages and there's pictures and graphs and stuff in there. I hope I didn't make a terrible mistake by thinking this is a novel and not an actual self-help book explaining how to make love the Bruce Campbell way because there's a picture of Bruce and Jack Nicholson in there and I don't really want to know how to make love like that.
NOT looking forward to this one. Especially in my current morbidly depressed state of mind. (Did I mention I inexplicably and irrationally hate Christmas this year for some reason?) The peeps have spoken though, and I can't very well be a comics hipster without reading this even once no matter how often I hang out on /co/.
Finish up with a baseball book. I drew the dude, I may as well read him. If I knock these suckers out before January I might jump into The Illuminatus! Trilogy. I have a week off next week and got today off because I got a sore throat last night which made me nauseous when I brushed my teeth and I puked this morning right as my carpool got here so I'm sick and embarrassed. That information probably wasn't really necessary. The point is I will have some down time and a horrible case of drawer's block and I'm almost done with my Arrested Development DVDs so I'll have a lot of time to read. What's that you say? Why don't I just blog about cards? What a ridiculous question.