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Hannah Adams

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Re: Quarantine Reading List?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2020, 04:05:39 pm »
The mystery genre is very suited for those of us in isolation. Check out our Mystery Scene blog on April 4 for some ideas

I saw the blog before I logged into the message board. It was a bit funny to see you mention Ragnar Jonasson and include the cover shot of his upcoming novel THE MIST as it was one of the books I got as part of this new round of review ARCs for Mystery Scene.

My wish list doubled after reading the new issue of Mystery Scene. I've only read a few of the recommended books in this issue but there are a lot that sound good.

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2020, 03:28:14 pm »
Besides mystery and thrillers, I'm also a comic book fan.

I picked up the first issue of a new comic series called The Resistance. It's written by J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the TV show Babylon 5. What I didn't realize is that it opens with the telling of a global pandemic breaking out and eventually killing 400 million people.

OOPS! Really not the story I wanted to read right now, even though it is a well told opening chapter.

My comfort reading otherwise was some new Star Wars comics before I dig into a new mystery novel tomorrow.

When we lived in Chicago one of the best comic book stores in the city was just a block or two away. My daughter has always been into comics, and she still collects Archie, Betty & Veronica and the Jem comics. She also loves Manga. Her favorite is called Spirals (in English). It's kind of a mystery - you probably know about it: https://nerdist.com/article/uzumaki-junji-ito-horror-why-you-should-read/

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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 07:48:47 pm »


When we lived in Chicago one of the best comic book stores in the city was just a block or two away. My daughter has always been into comics, and she still collects Archie, Betty & Veronica and the Jem comics. She also loves Manga. Her favorite is called Spirals (in English). It's kind of a mystery - you probably know about it: https://nerdist.com/article/uzumaki-junji-ito-horror-why-you-should-read/

Unfortunately, I've never heard of that one. I don't read many of the regular superhero titles anymore but I'm not into the really hardcore indie stuff either.

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2020, 12:38:16 am »
Jay - It's got a really interesting plot. I'm not into horror, but I thought this was pretty cool. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzumaki