Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
This award-winning graphic novel tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, "Castle Waiting" is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil, but about being a hero in one's own home.
I picked this up on a whim at the library and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it. The art is very good and the story is fun. Granted, I enjoyed the story more towards the end of the book but, all in all, it was a fun, fairy tale read.
To Your Scattered Bodies Go: Riverworld Book 1 by Philip Jose Farmer
All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrected--healthy, young, and naked as newborns--on the grassy banks of a mighty river, in a world unknown. Miraculously provided with food, but with no clues to the meaning of their strange new afterlife, billions of people from every period of Earth's history--and prehistory--must start again. Sir Francis Bacon would be the first to glimpse the incredible way-station, a link between worlds. This forbidden sight would spur the renowned 19th-century explorer to uncover the truth. Along with a remarkable group of compatriots, including Alice Liddell Hargreaves (the Victorian girl who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland), an English-speaking Neanderthal, a WWII Holocaust survivor, and a wise extraterrestrial, Burton sets sail on the magnificent river. His mission: to confront humankind's mysterious benefactors, and learn the true purpose--innocent or evil--of the Riverworld.
If you are like me, this description is intriguing. It sucked me in and made me want to read the book. That and I heard that they are making this into a tv series. I decided I would try it. It started great but by the end I was confused and disinterested. Many interesting characters disappeared and the lead character died and came back so many times I couldn't keep up. I felt like this would be a fun series to get into but that just wasn't the case.
Serenity: Those Left Behind & Serenity: Better Days
These graphic novels continue the stories started on the tv series Firefly and the movie Serenity. I thought it might be a good way to get a fix of more Firefly but I didn't enjoy these all that much. Those Left Behind is the better of the two since it bridges the series and the movie but I had hoped for more answers to the question of what happened to River when she was being experimented on. No more answers to be found here. SIGH.