Zombie Chicken Award, and The Name of the Game – Will Eisner
September 8, 2009 § 6 Comments
I was pleasantly surprised on Sunday when I got a comment from Mark David about the award he had given to me. I am, after all, a very new addition to the book blogging world, and an award was the least that I was expecting.
The ‘official rules’ for getting this award is:
The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken– excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.
I think the zombie chickens look cute. I actually do. So I’m going to make 5 other bloggers put this image of two very cute zombie chickens on their blogs, by awarding them the Zombie Chicken Award. And yes, it comes without saying, I really really enjoy reading these blogs.
Thanks again to Mark David (do I call you Mark? Or David? Or just Mark David?) for thinking of me for this award.
With the award giving done, it’s time for some business. I read this book in a couple of hours, and I enjoyed those couple of hours thoroughly. The Name of the Game is a graphic novel about a family saga. The plot pretty much revolves around family relations, and business related to family relations.
The story is set in America during the early 1900s, and I think the graphics were done very well to suit this time zone. Now I wish I had actually taken scanned images or photos of some of the pages inside so that I could post them up here now.
The story was still a little too light for me. Or maybe I’m just getting to like heavy stories a lot more than I used to. But I did enjoy this book, and I think I’ll be borrowing another one of Will Eisner’s graphic novels the next time I visit the library.
All in all, a 4/5 from me.