Saturday, February 16, 2013

Y: The Last Man—Cycles

Written by: Brian K. Vaughan

First line: I have to get out of Boston.

Why you should read this book: Yorick, Dr. Mann, and their personal deadly covert agent 355, are desperate to get from Boston to California to recover Dr. Mann's backup notes, and settle on hoboing their way across the country in a freight train. Meanwhile, Yorick's sister, Hero, and the rest of the Amazons are hot on his trail, equally desperate to wipe out Yorick's horrifying Y chromosome (and everyone is ignoring a sad, Russian woman who is just as desperate as everyone else to establish contact with the Y chromosomes everyone else has forgotten: the astronauts living on the space station). The situation comes to a head in Marrisville, a former prison colony, where the women have created a little slice of paradise, Yorick kisses a girl who is not his putative fiancee, and violence ensues.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't trust your sister.

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