One weekend, I read three comic books that took me into a gritty world of mayhem and witchcraft, love and time travel and war and personal growth.
HellBlazer - City of Demons: A classic comic book of the 80's, this particular issue was about a couple of Doctors that create an army of Demons to control the city. As these mayhem inflicting monsters tear apart the city, its upto HellBlazer and his spunky team mate to stop the madness. Dark, witty, humorous and a page turner.
Patience by Daniel Clowes: A powerful tale of love and vengeance and a quirky tale of time travel and solving a crime. A unique, eccentric, maverick, heartbreaking kind of book.
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: A profound, heart wrenching tale about a girl's life through a war torn Iran, her depression and suicide attempt and her rise to fulfill her destiny. A very powerful tale about human spirit, tragedies, violence, depression, life's uncanny twist and turns and the endless possibilities and the unpredictable nature of reality. This is one of my all time favorite comic books now. Please read it.
The love for books & a hunger for stories was programmed into my DNA. And, sooner than later, life experiences sealed the deal. Books have saved me, transformed my life, enlightened me and have shown me the path I must walk. In a way, far too many books have played the role of kindred spirits and guides, leading the seeker in me to answers and paving a way for a new way of life. Books have helped me keep my wits, my sense of wonder, my sense of mystery and curiosity & my sanity in a life that has been anything but predictable and normal.