Review: Crecy by Warren Ellis


I’m pretty sure that I read this graphic novel when it first came out but, I recently moved and in all the packing I came across it and decided it was time to pick it up and read it again.



The year is 1346 and then English army is outnumbered outside of the village of Crecy. They’ve run a shock-and-awe campaign, attacking villages and just generally making mayhem but now they have to stand and fight. French forces with mounted knights and hired crossbowmen go up against English longbows and other fighters a battle that would have a major impact on the Hundred Years war. The story is centered around one longbowman as he moves through the French countryside and prepares for battle.


This is a quick read about a piece of English history. It is pretty good. A little sweary and sometimes a little gross, but that is in line with the subject material. So, if you’re looking for a little history but you aren’t into reading a long tome, I say give this a try.



It’s NaNoWriMo!

It’s November which means Election Day, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, Movember and of course National Novel Writing Month.  In Solidarity with all of you out there participating in NaNoWriMo we at Stacks are going to attempt to publish a post every day in November like we did last year.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?  Give us a shout out!  We would love to hear about your progress and Good Luck!!

And a little Captain America to give us all a little inspiration!

captain america


To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, we at Stacks Exceeds Life Expectancy are going to make our own attempt.  We are going to try to post a blog every day in November.  (This may be cheating but I’m totally counting this as today’s)  So check in every day to see if we make it.