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Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
Scrivener's Moon - Audio
Philip Reeve
Birds of Prey, Vol. 1: Trouble in Mind - Duane Swierczynski, Jesus Saiz Mixed feelings here. On one hand, Birds of Prey is a fun action comic. On the other, it's ultimately a little shallow. There are questions that are left unanswered here, but it's done in such a way that leads me to believe that the writer didn't know the answers at the time. The characters have interesting enough personalities (Starling is likely to be the breakout star of the book) but act in sometimes inconsistent ways. For example, Dinah seems to be just fine with killing... except for when she isn't. I don't know if it's sloppy art integration, but Katana spends the entire series slicing and dicing without comment from Dinah, but suddenly in the last issue they're not supposed to be killing? And Ivy's personality and motives aren't so much ill-defined as barely sketched. Sure, it's mostly a fun read, but it was in the end more than a little shallow.