I’ve seen friends and others rave about the amazingness of the Saga series for some time now. After finally getting around to reading volume 1, I can now say I get it, I finally understand what the fuss is about. The world of the story is interesting and makes you want to know and understand more of the history and various races and planets involved, the characters are unique and engaging, and the different plot threads being set up all each intriguing but clearly somehow intertwined. Since I’ve only just finished volume 1, there’s a lot of questions I have […]
4.5 stars Every new volume of Saga that comes out is a little event in my life, and it feels like the wait between each one is interminable. Since we’d already had one volume out in 2017, Saga, Vol. 7, I was not expecting another one, certainly not just before New Year’s. Going back and checking, the last volume came out in April. I knew it had to be fairly early in the year, as I was heartbroken enough by the end of that volume, I’m not sure I could have handled it considering my current physical state (I’m trying to be super […]
I love my local library. Not only do they carry each Volume of Saga, but they got this copy to me before its official publication date!!!!! This means that I have now read two volumes of Saga in 2017, but the problem is that I have already finished the latest volume of Saga and have to wait who knows how many months for the next one. This is a problem, because Brian K. Vaughan has introduced a MAJOR cliffhanger that bodes a change. A big change. I can’t say anything more than that. It’s really hard to review volumes of […]
Earlier this year, when someone posted an article on Facebook about the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod (Yule book flood), my mom, sister, and I were like, “We’re so doing this.” What’s not to like about hunkering down on Christmas Eve, drinking cocoa, giving each other books, and then spending the evening reading. Thanks to Caitlin, I now have both the books and a mug to start this tradition. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I heard almost immediately from friends and friends of friends that this was really sad, so I waited months to read it, when normally I’m all over new Saga like cat hair on black pants. It’s like, I get there are going to be sad installments of this series. I do. This is the story of Hazel’s life from beginning, to, well, I don’t know if they’ll end with her being old, but certainly with her as an adult. And there is no way that she will grow up without some tough things happening in her life. Tough things happen […]
I can’t tell you what Saga is about. I wonder if anyone can really sum it up in a few sentences to catch everyone up. I couldn’t imagine trying to watch this as a tv show because of this weird kind of disjointedness. One of the effects of having fifty different stories being told simultaneously and from multiple times in the future is the kind of fracturedness we get in this series. Because of this nature and the nature of its subject matter, the confluence of about fifty different alien cultures, there’s just a strangeness to it. Each time a collection gets […]
Every time a new volume of Saga comes out, it turns into a race between my wife and I to see who can check it out first from the library. She beat me this time. Luckily, she’s good enough not to react too vocally to what’s happening so that by the time I have a chance to read it, there’s not a lot I feel I can predict. Vol. 7 is getting the plot back on track. I had a complaint about this regarding Vol. 6. After several volumes of meandering through several plot lines, they are all starting to […]
I, like pretty much everyone else in the world, love this series. It is one of the few books I have ever pre-ordered, but my mind is like a sieve, so I was very surprised when it suddenly arrived in my mailbox. Vaughn and Staples’ Volume 7 is dark. This is a dark series – there is always something going wrong for Alana and Marko, but this one felt particularly hopeless. It starts off on a high note – the family is reunited and expanded, developing a close relationship with another refugee family on a war torn comet. We also […]