Friday, November 30, 2007

Batman Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzuchelli

Yeah, I know I said I was going to read Civil War. I started it some time ago but when I saw Batman lying around the living room, I picked it up and began reading the story of Batman's origins. 

This comic book was written using two perspectives --- that of Bruce Wayne from the time his parents were killed at the age of six to the time he returned to Gotham City at a ripe age of twenty-five, after patiently readying himself to fight crimes in their God-forsaken city. Then there's that of Lieutenant James Gordon, a police officer under the tutelage of the city's Police Commissioner, who somehow found his way to become Batman's new friend towards the end.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

How I wish I could be someone like Samantha Sweeting (maybe in a parallel universe). You see, at twenty-nine, she has a very high-powered career as a top lawyer in London. She has no social life whatsoever; her mom and brother don't even bother to show up on her birthday, thus no home life to speak of; and all she cares about really is to get ahead and become a partner at their firm. 

All this pressure and adrenaline rush finally came to crash down upon her when she made one little mistake that costs the company millions of pounds. Shattered, devastated and in shambles, she boarded a train and found herself lost in a small suburb in London where she was mistaken to be an applicant for a a housekeeper. Imagine?!