Thursday, July 12, 2012

Plains Pops: Literature Links

Jonathan H, Liu, one of the "Geed Dads," analyzes novels that various comic book publishers have adapted.  Some, like Stephen King's The Stand are predictable adaptations.  Others including Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Emma, or Pride and Prejudice may not be.

Continuing the theme of combining comic books and literature, Flavorwire declares The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay to be a quintessentially American novel.  I'd contend that American Gods should also be on that list.

On a sadder note, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from dementia. His "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" is one of my favorite short stories. His development of magical realism is unsurpassed.

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