A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, July 27, 2012

194. Xenoholics, Vol. 1 by Joshua Williamson

Xenoholics, Vol. 1 by Joshua Williamson. Art by Seth Damoose (US) - (Canada)

Pages: 126
Ages: 18+
Finished: Jul. 14, 2012
First Published: Jun. 5, 2012
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: graphic novel, science fiction
Rating: 2.5/5

First sentence: "I said ... TAKE ME TO YOUR F*CKING LEADER!"

Publisher's Summary: "The critically acclaimed series is collected in trade paperback!
Are you addicted to aliens? Late night encounters? Abductions? Probes? Then become a member of Xenoholics Anonymous! Members of a support group that claim to be victims of alien abductions try to solve the mysterious disappearance of the Doctor who led their group but find themselves involved in a larger conspiracy. X-files and Fire in the Sky meet Chew in this exploration of the xenoholic subculture.

Collects XENOHOLICS #1-5"

Acquired: Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley

Reason for Reading: The publisher's summary caught my attention.

This starts off pretty lame. Rather vulgar and juvenile with no real plot for the first three issues then something happens and things start to get interesting. A plot develops from a couple of twists and the book ends with a cliffhanger that leaves one wanting to find out what happens next. The illustration is cartoonish and adds to the non-seriousness of the "drunk college guy"-type of humour and language. This is not one I'd recommend running out to buy but if you happen across it, meh. I'd probably read volume 2. but I'm in no hurry.

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