05
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Four: Favorite Book

Another one that is really hard for me. First off are we counting Graphic Novels/Trades as books? If we are then my answer right away hands down would have to be the Usagi Yojimbo saga by Stan Sakai. Usagi Yojimbo is about to have his 26th collection of stories released (24 volumes plus a special full color graphic novel and the scifi version Space Usagi).

Usagi Yojimbo is the story of a wondering Ronin, or masterless Samurai, as he travels around Japan. The stories can be short one or two chapter tales or multi-volume spanning epic storylines that keep popping up. Yeah it is an animal book, Usagi is a rabbit, but that takes nothing away from the well told and researched tales of this noble bunny.

In the comic world there are only two comics I have followed nonstop. Bone, which sadly came to an end, and Usagi. I think that alone speaks volumes for the quality of this series!

Now if we are going to hold it to the strict rule of books are novels then I would have to go old school and choose the classic Stephen King Novel The Stand.

It is no great secret that I am a huge fan of the Armageddon/end of the world genre. My favorite example of this genre still to this day is King’s The Stand. I think he does an amazing job of creating a cast of characters that you really feel for. More then that though is that he takes the story and makes it about good versus evil in the final battle. The Stand is one of the few books that I have read multiple times and will more then likely read again.

Runner Ups:

Comics/GN’s
Mouse Guard
Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
Queen and Country
Bone

Novels
Any of the early works of RA Heinlein
Land that Time Forgot by ER Burroughs
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows JK Rowling

and before I go…

The Stand was made into a ABC miniseries a number of years ago. To this day I think it is one of the most brilliant openings… for your enjoyment:

Advertisements

0 Responses to “30 Day Challenge – Day Four: Favorite Book”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


August 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Flickr Photos


%d bloggers like this: