Welcome to Monday. It's a been a crazy week full of changes for yours truly, but I did manage to get in some pop culture to maintain my balance. Here's this week's list.
DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
- Over the past week I've binged the entire first season of the BBC America/Max Landis take on the late 80s Douglas Adams novels. Though Dirk was quite a bit younger and more well kempt than in the books, the series, on a whole, worked once you got used to its skewed Adams-y logic. The cast was top notch and the series was just the right length. Fans of Adams' original work should give it a look. It's available for streaming now.
- Since our visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival a couple of months back, I've been working up the guts to dig into some steampunk. I finished up Anno Dracula
over the weekend. The premise of the story is that Dracula took over England and set up vampiric rule over the British Empire. The story also ties in Jack the Ripper and a host of other historical and fictional characters. It was a fun read. Give it a look.
- I enjoyed the first volume of this series so much that I read three more this week. Wolverine is the kind of character who works great in a series like this. Placed in stories throughout his long history, Logan takes on bootleggers, space pirates and the JFK assassination among other things. Sabretooth even makes an appearance at the Valentine's Day massacre.