Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel NOW!) (Hawkeye Series)Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel NOW!) by Matt Fraction
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Collects Hawkeye #1-5 & Young Avengers Presents #6.

Hawkeye #1-3:
What a fun comic! I liked the flat artwork with its muted colours, the humour, the down to earth, quirky storyline. We do have an Avenger here without flashy superpowers and snark and that heart of gold…


Him living in an apartment building in New York without any other Avengers had me a little confused, but I am not really up-to-date and just jumped in, because the comic looked interesting.

Hawkeye #4 and #5:
Unfortunately the artwork changed with Issues 4 and 5 (The Tape). The characters looked different, cleaner and with less personality. Kate looked so different, I had trouble recognizing her. Pity. The style of the first three issues was a lot grittier and more original.

The story was still good, though.

Young Avengers Presents #6:
The feel and look changed again. Quite a lot. I did not like it or the story of the last issue much. Kate looked like a bimbo, the story was simplistic and not very interesting.


Hawkeye #1-3: 5 stars
Hawkeye #4-5: 3.5 stars
Young Avengers Presents #6: 2 stars

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Not quite a dream novella

TraumnovelleTraumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Fridolin and Albertine are married with a child. One evening Albertine confesses to Fridolin that she had sexual phantasies involving a man she had seen during their vacation. That sets off Fridolin on an exploration into his life, his wishes and desires.

In 1926, when this was originally published, it was probably a pretty scandalous book. My thoughts were more along the lines of “oh, another guy exploring his midlife crisis!” Which is probably really shallow of me. Eroticism is only one aspect of this novella. It looks at our dreams, our wants and how we deal with them.

Go read some of the other reviews, they looked at this properly and made an effort to give you a well rounded and educated idea about this famous piece.

The movie Eyes Wide Shut is based on this novella, but I have never watched it, so I can’t say how it compares.

The delivery of the German audiobook I listened to was pretty wooden.

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