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  • By quint.baas
    Sep 4, 2012
    I first was exposed to Andrew (metaphorically of course) through his excellent blog. He hooked me with a set of essays he wrote on the DC comic series called Seven Soldiers written by Grant Morrison. Seven Soldiers was one of those series that was (and still is) quite debated by aficionados, although hardly anyone of the larger comic community seems to have read it. Andrew wrote quite passionately and intelligently about the series and made me want to pick the series up for myself and I was not disappointed. Andrew gave me a great background and reference to enjoy the series on a myriad of levels. So after this I started scouring his blog for other essays and quickly found he had published a lot of them in a handy little book and so immediately made the purchase. This little treasure trove holds all manner of wild ideas and concepts pertaining to comics, Dr Who, quantum physics and so much more. Each essay is a bite sized chunk of information which is easy to digest, but leaves you... More > with many thoughts to ponder on afterwards. I'm not an academic and always feel quite dumb when other people speak of hidden meanings and references to other ideas behind works of fiction, whether film, novels or comics. And I'd say I'm an intelligent person in general and able to grasp the obvious meanings and the general themes within fiction. I just never seem to grasp these hidden layers and references to other works. Well this is where Andrew comes in, he doesn't just tell you about possible hidden layers, he engages you in them allowing you to see them for yourself and leaving you to ponder about these issues and concepts afterwards. This is a great book to have on the go (whether at home or well on the go) and just read whenever you've got a few spare minutes. Each essay doesn't take that long to read as they're not long winded and/or bogged down with what I call sterile language, which you tend to find in more (pretentious) academic works. It's very much a fun read all the way through as he goes on interesting tangents at every turn. He also provides plenty of links to other works to seek out for those who want to read more about certain subjects. I'd recommend this book to anyone whose either a fan of Dr Who, Grant Morrison and/or comics in general even those who are only marginally interested in them and might, say watch Dr Who occasionally when it's on or are really only exposed to comics by seeing their adaptations in the cinema. Just a great read.< Less
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Product Details

January 25, 2011
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.67 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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