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Russ Kick is the editor of the three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon and the bestselling anthologies You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know is Wrong, 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know and Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, show more Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid. He is also the creator of the popular website www.thememoryhole.com. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Quotes That Will Change Your Life (2015) — Editor — 68 copies

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This is a pretty wide-ranging graphic sampler of crime and mystery fiction, spanning almost the entire history of literary creation. Everything from ancient Greek tragedy to the Bible to Agatha Christie and Edgar Allan Poe are represented, in a variety of graphic styles. Each piece has a nice introduction, to both the original work and the graphic (and sometimes textual) adaptation. There are a whole bunch of these volumes, and I'll probably continue to delve in, but in some ways they are like short story collections, with some pieces only a couple of pages long, some longer, and others really like annotated paintings, with only the barest interpretation of the original work. It's an interesting approach, though I do tend to favour long-form literature, so I'm not sure how much I got out of it. I did share a couple of snips with others though.… (more)
 
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karenchase | 3 other reviews | Jun 14, 2023 |
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fernandie | 1 other review | Sep 15, 2022 |
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fernandie | 3 other reviews | Sep 15, 2022 |
In this volume they cover mostly the Romantic and the Victorian Era. One of my favorite times in the Victorian literature with the sudden upraise in female writing. Loved the fact this volume included Middlemarch. Just finished that last year, so it was interesting to see it in comic book form. I also really like the Alice in Wonderland gallery they included. So much beautiful art! The only downside to this volume, and the others, is the fact I don't like some of the samples. I really don't care for philosophical reads, political reads, or science reads. Yes they are very important, but they get boring to me.

However, it is clear I would give this entire series a 5 star read for the fact they pick some "must-read" books and for the wonderful art. But this volume again get 4 stars.
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