Book Review – The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

By Griffin, Travis and Clint McElroy

The McElroy Brothers are some of the funniest people on the planet. They make a podcast called The Adventure Zone where they play Dungeons and Dragons with their Dad, and it’s so good that they are making a series of graphic novels retelling the story. Follow Taako the wizard/failed TV chef, Magnus Burnsides the fighter, and Merle the incompetent cleric as they solve a railroad murder mystery and recover one of the Grand Relics that are threatening to destroy the world.

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Book Review – They Called us Enemy

images (2)By George Takei

A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.

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Book Review – Bolivar

91ekuxpn6elThis is a book about a dinosaur named Bolivar who lives in New York. Nobody ever notices him because they are far too busy to notice him…until a little girl living next door named Sybil notices. Bolivar is a good book because there are lots of funny twists and you can never really be sure what to expect! I recommend this book to all children! I think the message of this book is that we should probably take notice of things more than we do because were all so busy with our phones and devices that we should just look at the simple but beautiful things around us in life. – Sebastian, 10 years old.

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Series Review – Tokyo Ghoul Manga

Volume_01I rather enjoyed reading through this manga series. Bear in mind it’s not for everyone with it’s gore warning. The twists and turns in the story kept me entertained for my travels home. It ended completely differently to how I expected but left it open for a sequel which is currently in the works with 4 books already published.

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