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review 2017-09-23 00:13
Okay introduction to Batgirl
Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl Begins (2015) #1 (Batman Arkham Knight: Batgirl Begins (2015)) - Tim Seeley,Matthew Clark

I think this is for the video game, and so it's not the usual origin story, or not exactly what I'm used to anyway.   Still, it's fairly solid, despite the whole 'knowledge could get a young girl into trouble,' aspect.   

 

And yeah, being Batgirl could get her into trouble, but it could get a younger Bruce Wayne into trouble.   So if it's okay for him, why isn't it for her?   

 

Which is why I definitely think this could have been much better. 

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text 2017-09-22 15:07
Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 387 pages.
The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) - Petra Hammesfahr,John Brownjohn

Grovian finally washes the coffee pot, but without really registering that he's doing it; he can't stop thinking about Cora's latest destructive behavior.

 

this is a compelling read, which I will make an effort to wrap up tonight. next, I will need something with a little more action and plot development, rather than a series of interrogations that lead to flashbacks, which are what is providing flow of story here. not a complaint--and this is a read that will stay with me for a long time no matter how it ends--but Cora is someone I'm ultimately going to want to say goodbye to, after her fate is resolved and all truths are revealed as much as they can be.

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text 2017-09-22 02:48
Reading progress update: I've read 208 out of 387 pages.
The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) - Petra Hammesfahr,John Brownjohn

don't get me wrong, with what I'm about to say...the book is still a unique experience, ultimately, when it comes to certain specifics and the effect it has on me while I read it (and I love it for that), but, paradoxically--and maybe mirroring the way Cora is a total paradox--all these various films and books have flitted through my head as I have gone on this odyssey with Cora: Equus; Carrie; The Celebration; Blood Relatives; Long Time, No See; Hangover Square; Starling Street; The Executor; The Tin Drum; The Snake Pit. disturbing, and wonderfully exhausting to grapple with an intense Psychological Drama, combined with a bloody, shadow-infested Crime story that echoes, but goes in a different direction than, all those I mentioned above.

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text 2017-09-21 15:06
Reading progress update: I've read 107 out of 387 pages.
The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) - Petra Hammesfahr,John Brownjohn

Cora just wants to confess and face the penalty, but has to deal with the fact that the police are not going to rest until they have a sense of the why of it all. meanwhile, flashbacks continue to lay out Cora's earlier, tumultuous life. in a way, I can almost see, in the general sense, why someone trampled down like Cora would snap on a beach one day--but still, her specific reason for sudden violence is still not clear. plus, she's trying to put the police off with lies.

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text 2017-09-21 00:50
Reading progress update: I've read 81 out of 387 pages.
The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) - Petra Hammesfahr,John Brownjohn

well, I give The Sinner credit for one thing...I don't think, in all my years, I've read a book with an opening quite like this. unique. 

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