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stephanieanngraves

Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Bloodroot
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 3: Calamari Rising - Ben Templesmith Ben Templesmith is an American Treasure (even though he isn't American, he's Australian, but he lives in the US, which I choose to consider as counting because he is so damn good).

In short: the story is amusing (a continuation from the second volume, so pick it up first), and as always, the art is gobsmacking. I mean, it's disgusting and grotesque, too, but Templesmith makes even the grotesque gorgeous and beautiful.

Also, a story about a worm that animates the corpses of the dead and wears them like a suit and builds robot companions and hangs out with immortal strippers who have tattoos that come to life and fight? What's not to like?