I've just started reading R.E. Howard's Conan series for the third time in my life. (I can't really call it "re-reading" because I've never made it all the way through, and I've started at a different point, reading stories I've never before read.) Rather than starting at the beginning of Conan's career chronologically (as I've done twice before), I've decided to start with the first two stories Howard wrote, which take place after Conan became King of Aquilonia. The third story written is the earliest (written by Howard) in Conan's career, but I've decided to move on to the novel The Hour of the Dragon, sixteenth of Howard's twenty Conan "yarns" and the last story (written by Howard) chronologically in Conan's career.
Currently, I am reading Pikachu's Global Adventure, edited by Joseph Tobin, a series of essays about the rise and fall of Pokémon as a global cultural phenomenon. It's interesting stuff.
The Baron said:Currently, I am reading Pikachu's Global Adventure, edited by Joseph Tobin, a series of essays about the rise and fall of Pokémon as a global cultural phenomenon. It's interesting stuff.
I'm sure it is. What interested me most about it all was that it was a global cultural phenomenon that obviously made tonnes of money, but those cartoons were so bloomin cheap!
Obviously part of the overall strategy. They probably underestimated how long it would be popular.
Is Pokemon short for 'pocket monsters'?
I've just finished reading and listening to A House to Let, a round-robin novel - or rather, collection of linked short stories - by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter (whose section is a story in verse).