The House That Groaned by Karrie Fransman. Interesting comic, following the interlocking stories of some unusual characters renting flats in the same building.
It's drawn in a simple cartoony style that's still very effective, especially in the big set-pieces like the dionysian feast. The stories start off apparently bland, but quickly become fascinatingly grotesque as the hidden backstories and inclinations become apparent. There's a brilliantly horrible story where an apparently sweet romance turns sour.
Has a good mix of humour and horror. Well worth a look, though the sensitive might be put off by the endings.
What I'm Watching
Knife in the Water. Good early Polanski movie, where a holidaying couple take in a hitchhiker for a weekend on their small boat. Tense and claustrophobic, keeps you guessing: well worth watching.
Society. Guys not so keen on casual sex as expected, via. Confusion over law theatens to de-democratise social media. Why I Never Play Hard To Get. How to Support Israel Without Being Racist, How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic.
Politics. Climate change denying PM Peter Lilley took $400,000 benefits from oil company. Margaret Thatcher: minority-friendly modernizer? Credibility. US: Sensible copyright report mysteriously withdrawn, increasing polarisation.
Articles. Stoicism and Akrasia (acting against ones best judgement). Laurie Penny interviews Terry Pratchett. Thorough site on the Kennedy assassination including the single bullet theory.
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