thedeadparrot (thedeadparrot) wrote,

Things that I have read lately

The Dispossessed

It was good, really good. But that's LeGuin for you. So very deliberate and measured and controlled.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1

I know I'm so late to this party, but I love it so much? It's so good? It follows some very well-worn paths in terms of discovering powers and the tensions of secret identities, but it does it with such specificity and verve and style that I can't help but love it. It also tackles the immigrant experience in a way that felt very true and honest to me, and I love Kamala so much! She's navigating so many different things, and I love her for that.

I need Volume 2 posthaste.


I know I'm not the only person to notice this, but the Dragon is totally 80% Rodney McKay. Fanon Rodney McKay, naturally, and I definitely felt a whiff of Fanon John Sheppard in Agnieszka's relationship with him, where magic = ATA gene. There's definitely that similar sort of brusque dismissiveness masking jealousy and grudging respect and also, instinct vs. scientific reasoning, etc.

Overall, I enjoyed it immensely in the same way you enjoy a well-constructed fanfic, entertaining and satisfying, and it goes down so very easy.

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