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Hi, I'm Odile, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
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Mumintrollet N:1 (Paperback)

Mumintrollet N:1 (Paperback) - Tove Jansson Compared to the wonderful Moomin novels and short stories, these comic strips pale significantly. Although the drawings are lovely as ever, the storyline is very hodge-podge, and there is little sense of any fulfilling narrative, let alone the calm, contemplative tempo that gave the books such a great character, enjoyable for all ages.

I will cast a glance into the other comic Moomin volumes as well, but this one at least was very disappointing.