Reporter #6 by Dylan Williams
This seems to be a page full of rants, doesnâ€™t it? Itâ€™s purely because I see this as something that has serious potential to be read over and over again, something that rewards careful readingâ€¦ and something that doesnâ€™t come out nearly often enough for this impatient brain to deal with. Just wanted to make that perfectly clear. This issue is essentially a series of philosophical discussion, done with a new hire, Adam Jones, as he wanders around an office party. He manages to annoy everybody he talks to, but the conversations along the way are fascinating, dealing with making a living at what you love (and how, if you canâ€™t make a living, it must be because youâ€™re not any good at it), religion, and politics. And yes, I probably should be more descriptive, but when a book a series of conversations, detailing the exact direction of those conversations kills more than a bit of the mystery. I have no idea how this fits into the grand Reporter picture (although Dylan does insist on the inside cover that it all does fit together), but itâ€™s a fairly compelling book on its own. I noticed looking around the page that I never got around to reviewing Reporter #1. Maybe in a few weeks (which sometimes translates to â€œa few yearsâ€ around here) I can get around to that, read the whole series for the first time in years and get a more complete picture of where this might be going. Hey, this page is already fragmented enough, why not have a complete series review under the first issue?