It's time for: Three Books I Recently Finished That Will Pleasure Your Eyeballs.
One: Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction.
It wasn't long ago when I said I would never read another Matt Fraction book but then, after the literary vomit that was The Mighty Thor/Journey into Mystery, I gave him another chance, two actually with Fantastic Four: New Departures and New Arrivals and now with Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction. I'm glad I did because he could go no where but up with The Mighty Thor on his resume.
Fraction's Hawkeye, while not nearly a masterpiece is still a fine example of good comics in little moments. This collection of about the Archer Avenger is a simple, straight forward tale about his life and every day moments that make Clint Barton a hero.
Sure there is lots of action but it's more about character then throwing punches.
I enjoyed Hawkeye Vol 1 because now Barton is even more likable, more the ever really because he is a now person brought down from a hero status into a Everyman-kind-of character.
Hawkeye is one of Fractions's best and I can only thank him now for proving to me he's got what it takes to stay in the business.
Two: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.
The big bad wolf has anyways had a bad rap when it comes to those walking sausages who wanted him off his property. His tell all book explodes with the true-true tale of nastiness and discrimination. Sure, we all know 'that' story told by the pork pies, how he was hungry and he huffed and puffed but in this short autobiography he comes clean and to settle record once and for all.
As you may have guest this is comedy for children but adults who laugh too. I had it when I was a child and yes, I still read it. I found if you want your kids to sleep easily this book is a good place to start. It will relax them, puts them in a good mood and they sleep be better because they weren't tensed up before they conked out.
And yes, you too can read it before you go to bed. It beats Nyquil.
Three: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Issacson.
Finding the soul of a man is harder then finding this thoughts, it's the heart, not the brain that really did the work of Albert Einstein, the greatest man of the 20th Century.
The book is not lacking in Einstein's theories. Even today some don't know exactly what Einstein what accomplished; they know 'who' he is but the 'what' is a little fuzzy. They understand he did something no other man of scientist even considered or were stuck on for centuries and proved it. So, Issacson explains them in great clarity, and even if you do already know them it is a good reminder that some things do need repeating because they are so brilliant.
And then, there is a great biography in the midst of all this. From youthful, imaginative young man, into college student of goods grades, to poor patient clerk who in his spare time found that time and light and fabric of space is not what it appears, it is a grand story, a pull-yourself-up-from-your-bootstrap story. But, most importantly, Einstein was also a man who loved human beings and hated war and nationalism. He was like by many, hated by a few and worshiped today as the man who jimmying some of the most complicated locks in the whole of nature.
It's one of finest book every written about a human being and it will show you, in the universe, your place as well.