The Cranky Old Reader

I'm a Goodreads refugee, looking for a new home. Old books for children, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and humor are my main areas of interest. I've little interest in books that were written after 1975 or so, and prefer books that are older still. There are, however, a few still-living authors that I respect.

JLA (Book 7): Tower of Babel

JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel - Ken Lashley, Eric Battle, Pablo Raimondi, Drew Geraci, Christopher J. Priest, Dan Curtis Johnson, Steve  Scott, John Ostrander, Mark Pajarillo, Howard Porter, Mark Waid If half-stars were allowed, this would definitely be a 1.5.This is yet another installment of one of those endless 1990s DC story arcs. Batman made a boo-boo with secret data. Whatever will the rest of the JLA do? Apparently act like dumb-ass teenagers. "I don't trust you anymore!" "But he was there for you when you needed him!" Whine, whine, whine. Okay, it's not absolutely terrible; it's competently written, I guess, and the art is tolerable. But it's boring.

Currently reading

Basic Roleplaying: The Chaosium d100 system (Basic Roleplaying)
Sam Johnson, Charlie Krank
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Rebecca Solnit