The Resolution Project Season Two, or A Kind of Manifesto

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Hey everyone, I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting very much here, but things have been crazy this month. Between Graphic Content screening The Rocketeer, interviewing Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, being interviewed on podcasts (more on that coming soon…), trying to catch up on movies I missed last year, the absolutely frigid temperatures we had here a couple of weeks ago, end of the month comics ordering, and everything else, I have not had much time to devote to reading my way through the Time 100 Best Novels list.

Well that’s coming to an end. I’m about halfway through a book that it took a long time for me to find, Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart, so I should have a review up for that one in the next week or so.

I’m also thinking of shaking up the format of my reviews. I’d like to let you guys know what I knew about each author and book going in, rather than adopting the occasionally stuffy “editorial” writing style I’ve been known to drop into by reflex. I don’t care if you guys find out about the massive gaps in literary knowledge with which I somehow graduated with degree in English Literature. I’m renewing my commitment to making the highbrow stuff I’ve been trained to process palatable to the modern audience, which of course means comparing them to Pokemon, or Voltron, or the pinnacle of modern-day bildungsromanGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It’s not like this blog is called “This Literary Life”, so I’m going on record here as renewing my commitment to geekery, general nerdishment, and the pursuit of frost trolls.

I’d like to do more with my film section, as well as more with comics. I’ve written an article for a much more reputable site than mine on the subject of comics that are soon to be gone, which I’ll link to as it comes out, and I’d like to do more like that. I’ve also really wanted to take a look back at film noir ideas I had back in school, and with a noir film festival happening here next month, that might be a great opportunity for me to do so.

I guess I’m trying to say sorry to you, the readers, who have undoubtedly been sitting at home, refreshing a browser window or watching an RSS feed intently, waiting for me to come back strong. I’m saying today that yes, it’ll happen, and yes, together we will be more powerful than you ever imagined. So come dream with me, won’t you?

Your friend,


The Author

Matt Bowes is a self-proclaimed cultural commentator/arbiter of good taste from Edmonton, Alberta. He enjoys movies and books, and writes about them sometimes at

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