If only I have a pillow by the river. Love reading in a relaxing environment, though it's often hard to do it. Most of my readings are done at airports...
It's only of medium length, but it's definitely one of my all time favorite. The story is blended with beauty and destruction perfectly.
Many new characters are introduced to move the story into another shift. But they are all likable characters so it's not intruding. The fight with the Ultron is fun. It contains heartbreaking moments like the death of Gert. It's also very shocking to see that Chase is actually sacrificing himself instead of many other people to bring back Gert. The ending is a little hasty. I didn't even figure out how they beat the Gobrism. But overall, it's nice to see Nico took over the team and lead them to "no to die", most of the time.
At first you feel like: hey, I can predict what's going on next. Six teenagers with super powers found their parents are evil so they run away and fight with them. Sounds exactly like a mediocre recipe.
But these three books tell a very convincing, fun, and complete story. The powers of all characters are used in ways you can never imagine. And the ending, the ending is so powerful you never see that coming.
These three volumes are telling a story that's independent from the other volumes.
It's a good story, but with a sad sad ending. The drawing and story-telling are both great. After you get familiar with the characters, it is just so sad the male character cannot be together with the woman he really loves.
When a superhero saves thousands of people's lives from a terrorist attack and steps up as the mayor of New York City, how will he handle the everyday politic issues involving both supernatural disasters and real-world issues such as abortion? This series of comic tells such a weird combination of politics and superheros.
To be honest, I started reading this series because I loved the Saga series (also by Vanghan), and also it shares the same name with a movie that has nothing to do with this comic. It is novel to combine politics with the superhero stories. But I have to say many times I got bored by the politic debates.
My greatest complain about it is that in each volume it starts some great fight involving the protagonist as the superhero instead of NYC mayor. But it always comes to a quick ends without any follow-up to it. In the next volume, what happens in the previous volume seems having not happened at all. In the final volume, the author tries to weave all the open leads. It's indeed a not-bad ending. But the ending still leaves lots of loose ends for many of the interesting fights in previous volumes.
When I was in high school. This book was such a big hype among my friends. But now when I see it, it's not as sacred as I thought it was. It's like a fairy tale. Still a nice one.
It's so much fun to read. It has everything you want: war in space, love story, protecting family. Every character is so vivid and believable. It's so much fun to read and hard to put down once you picked the first volume up.
Cannot wait for the fifth volume releasing at Sep 30, 2015.
Let me summarize this book first:
Tidying consists of two steps: 1. discard things you don't really need (when you touch your hand on it, you don't feel joy); 2. put things where they should be (What's really important is to know where to put things back. Don't over-categorize things. Just stick to very simple plan. No fancy storage units are needed. )
Here are more details that I think are worth remembering.
Tidy in one short, as quickly and as completely as possible, and to start by discarding. Finish discarding before putting things where they should be.
Tidy by category, not places. Instead of tidying bedroom, living room, tidy your books today and your bathroom products tomorrow. Because you may have soaps/books in multiple places, so tidying them together will help you determine which ones to keep or discard.
As for the book, I read the English translated version. The introduction and first chapter of the book contains nothing but bragging. It just shouts out some people think xxxxx, that's wrong; other people think yyyyy, that's also wrong. Just use my method, no rebound after you clean up. What's even better, you only need to clean once!!! Although it's typical to have some bragging in this type of book, the first chapter is filled with such meaningless statements, WITHOUT giving any comprehensible summary of the author's idea. The major 3 chapters (Chaps 2/3/4) are OK to read. But as for all this type of book, you just need the grasp of the major idea and skim all the other minor bragging (compared to the first chapter).