Monday, January 26, 2009

Go, Look!

Every reader has a series that they stumbled upon at just the right time. A series that immediately struck a chord, creating a connection that stayed with them, grew with them, and in some way helped to shape them. The Hernandez brothers' Love & Rockets is that series for me. It's 'that series' for Bob Temuka*, too, and he's written a brief, beautiful piece of prose chronicling his life with L&R. It's the sort of personal remembrance that becomes universal in spite of its specificity...or perhaps because of it. Whichever, I'd recommend it to anyone who has ever engaged in a long-term relationship with a piece of serial fiction.

*Nom de plume. Real name withheld for who-the-hell-knows-why.