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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Ack-Ack Macaque
Gareth L. Powell
Progress: 249/792 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Isaac Newton
James Gleick
Progress: 20/289 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 232/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 410/638 pages

Dollhouse: Epitaphs, The Whedon Clan and some others... ;-)

Dollhouse: Epitaphs - Maurissa Tancharoen, Andrew Chambliss, Jed Whedon, Cliff Richards, Andy Owens

This series is very similar indeed to the Serenity comics, in that they attempt to fill in gaps left by the premature curtailment of the stories told during both series' TV runs. I re-watched Season 2 of Dollhouse in preparation for reading this and that re-familiarisation was probably necessary as I'd forgotten a lot of details from Epitaph 2 (the final episode) that this fairly short comic run attempted to explain. (My memory was hung up on the Magic Bomb plot device that still annoys me - even good writers can fail, especially when they know they don't have the proper amount of time to tell their stories.)


I was delighted to see more of Mag and Zone, who were the real stars of the first Epitaph episode and disappointed not to see Topher, who was the stand-out character of the show as a whole. The stories themselves really serve to further illustrate what we have missed out on: Dollhouse would have been great if it had 5 years or so to tell its story properly. As it is, it remains a relatively obscure Whedon effort that was too challenging for Fox or for the viewers who stayed away in hordes.