Our Favorite Comments: August 27 – September 1, 2012

We love our readers, and we love what they have to say just as much. Here are some of our favorite comments from the week that was.

“This kind of feels like the bookish equivalent of debating whether The Real Housewives of the OC or The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the superior television experience (the answer, incidentally, is unquestionably TRHOBH).”

by thefranklynn on Larsson v. Brown: A Thriller Phenom Showdown


“So I guess what I’m saying is, this guy is surely a schmuck, but money-grabbing schmucks are common enough. The real problem is young authors who have yet to develop a lot of creativity, but are awfully frantic for attention, the commodity of our pop culture world at the moment.”

by Peter Damien on The Close-Read: “The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy”


“Well, that and the certainty that, if I don’t bring anything to read, war will break out and there I will be in the trenches saying, “I knew I should have brought a book!””

by Gamma on Why Books Provide Ballast


“On the serialized comic vs. graphic novel issue–much of Dickens’ work was published in serial format, but we consider Great Expectations a novel. Why the distinction for comics/graphic novels?”

by Annie on Let’s Get Graphic: What We Talk About When We Talk About Comics


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