Oh my rating system is as follows from best to the fuck?!
5.5 shorty with a dip > bad bitch with a sense of humor > Tits > acceptable shit > The fuck?!
The only book I read published in 2021 was
The Michael Moorecock Library ELRIC THE ENTERNAL CHAMPION COLLECTION
My first introduction into the world of Elric. It’s a graphic novel with strong moving and interesting graphic storytelling and completely banana balls crazy.
Really it’s a visual cocain head trip for the eyes and mind to grapple with the fuckery messages in the story. Brilliant? Yes. Yet completely banana balls crazy at the same time. Tits.
I spent the rest of the year nibbling on blogs and reading old books and short stories. My favorite books were Paycheck and other classic stories by Philip K Dick. I reconnected with his writing and found a weirdness and creative voice I found a kin to my own. Bad bitch with a good sense of humor.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton was a big piece of excellent writing I did not finish but found wonder just to read early in the spring to summer mornings. I have to get back to it. The pacing is good and it is just fun to read. 5’5 shorty with a dip.
The sensational She hulk by John Byrne Ominbus was a random buy and enjoyment for a moment. I enjoyed the art and wanted to have a Nostalgia moment about what She used to be like. The stories are fun little comedy adventures with good art but it was only fun for a moment. Tits
There is plenty of shit in the world thrown at us everyday I tend to avoid it when I can. Hmm.
R. C. Walden’s blog and essays though fall in to acceptable shit and okay writing. His video essays are brilliant and pupubus but I like his videos (video editor) but his writing is so so. Hmm. Na’aw, It’s acceptable shit.
Honorable mentions: The complete collection of Robert Frost. 5’5 shorty with a dip without question.