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Posted on June 28, 2021 at 7:47 PM by Zach Berkley
That’s it! Month one of The Art of Reading done.
Is it just me, or did the last month just fly by? Oh well, hopefully you had a chance to pick up a copy of Nimona (or find it online) and give it a read.
It was good, right? Like I said, slightly goofy fantasy story that turns out to have surprising depth and deals with some pretty hefty and interesting topics. Plus, the characters are great and art style is charming. And if it leaves some questions unanswered and the ending a bit open-ended? That’s because I don’t think answering those questions was the point and the ending… well, people get really worked up about how things end and the need for closure (myself included in some cases) but I think this is one of those times where it worked for me. It wasn’t the end, just a “things are happy enough and the action and conflict are over, for now at least,” which I can live with.
Gone, but maybe just for now.
If you did not get a chance to read it this month, then pick it up next month or next year or whenever. It’s worth it, and that is part of the appeal of graphic novels in general, in my opinion. So long as you can find a copy (and luckily, Nimona is popular enough that isn’t too hard) you can often get a great story that you can easily finish in one or two sittings. Minimal time commitment.
Looking forward to July, we will be reading The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite, Vol.1! If the name rings a bell, it may be because there is a popular Netflix show based on the graphic novel.
Look for more information in July!
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