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Y: The Last Man is a truly amazing, entertaining, haunting experience of a comic series. It thinks like literature, plays like a movie, and thrills like the most visually stimulating graphic novels. A romantic, swashbuckling, and grandly adventurous journey around the world with the last surviving male on the planet - a wisecracking twenty-something escape artist from New York City named Yorick. The series also displays some astute geo-political imaginination about what would happen if all men disappeared in a sudden plague... the gender injustices it would expose, the power of a single sex to continue to exist, etc... a survival story and a rewarding coming-of-age tale.
I prefer The Hobbit to the highly lauded Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is much too heavy (in a literary sense). The prose in The Hobbit is expressive and uncumbersome, and the little songs interspersed throughout are fun to read aloud (which is my favorite part of poetry, hearing the words trip off someone's tongue in a pleasant and melodic fashion). Bilbo's characterization is genuinely appealing-- the homebody who find himself on an adventure much to big for him, who starts off scared of everything and ends up scared of all the right things. The other characters, mainly the dwarves and Gandalf, are developed in such a way that the reader feels she knows them, without them being over-described. The plot is fun and well-paced and includes everything from giant spiders to war. In short, it is very much like a fairy-tale, with archetypes and diverse obstacles to be overcome, while including all the best that the modern novel has to offer-- good characterization and delightful details.