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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
3.44
did not like it
All liberals are stupid traitors.

There, I just saved you the trouble of having to read this book, because that's all Ann has to say.
It's all she ever
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May 03, 2008
 
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
3.97
really liked it
Now, I love Anthony Bourdain. He's basically full of shit and insane, but honest enough to be aware of it.
He's smug, cynical, occasionally snobby and
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Jul 14, 2010
 
Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 1: Redemption
3.70
did not like it
Lord, that was stupid!
Okay, not all of it. I'm a fan of dysfunctional super teams and the Outlaws being a trio was a nice change of pace. Most teams a
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May 09, 2012
 
Bimbos of the Death Sun (Jay Omega, #1)
3.72
did not like it
Great idea, awful book.
A murder mystery set at a science fiction convention. Brilliant!
Unfortunately, McCrumb spends so much time letting us know what
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Mar 12, 2010
 
Identity Crisis
4.03
did not like it
A mystery novel of a comic book that relies on writing numerous DC heroes out of character as well as some fairly tasteless bits involving a villain.
M
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Jul 22, 2008
 
The Authority, Vol. 3: Earth Inferno and Other Stories
3.95
did not like it
When people ask me why I hate Mark Millar, this is the series I point to. Warren Ellis basically wrote the Authority as the Justice League. If the JLA ...more
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Oct 25, 2008
 
Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1)
4.01
did not like it
If you are going to write a prequel and explain everything about a book considered a 'classic' than at least come up up with something better than thi ...more
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Feb 18, 2009
 
Shatterday
4.17
liked it
I go back and forth about Harlan Ellison, as he has reached near mythical status as a writer, public figure and all around crazy bastard.
When he write
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Jun 27, 2011
 
Is There a Creator Who Cares About you?
4.25
did not like it
I tried, I really did.

When the nice folks came to my door and offered me the book, I set out to read it with a fairly open mind, as they were very pol
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Nov 30, 2014
 
Life—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?
3.76
it was ok
I find these little books both fascinating and deeply sad.
There is a huge effort here to give the appearance of deep scientific research, but it's onl
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Jul 27, 2015
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
3.93
it was amazing
Moore takes what is basically fan fiction for English lit. majors and creates one of the best comics to come out in years!
A brilliant adventure story
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Apr 16, 2008
 
Justice Riders
3.68
really liked it
THe Justice League reimagined as the 'magnificent seven'.
When evil land Baron, Max Lord wipes out the small town of Paradise to make way for his own e
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Oct 24, 2009
 
Superman, Last Son of Krypton
3.79
it was amazing
Turning comic books into novels is always hit or miss ( kind of like turning them into movies) but Eliot s! Maggin manages to do it and not lose a dro ...more
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May 30, 2008
 
Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right
3.40
did not like it
I read this trying to see what the big deal is about Ann, figuring she couldn't possibly be as bad as people said.
Actually she's worse.

The humor isn't
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Apr 16, 2008
 
Miracleman, Book One: A Dream of Flying
4.28
it was amazing
One of the best stories done dealing with the idea of putting super heroes in the real world.
Moore takes some fairly lame british heroes ( a pretty ob
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Ultimate X-Men, Volume 1: The Tomorrow People
3.76
did not like it
Lord that was bad!
An attempt to re-imagine the X-men puts them in the costumes from the movie, adds a lot of teen angst and makes nearly all of them u
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Jun 14, 2008
 
Bull-Dog Drummond
3.61
it was amazing
I have a soft spot for 'Gentlemen detective/ adventurer' stories and my Mom's maiden name was Drummond, so I had to check this out.
It's brilliant stuf
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Mar 25, 2009
 
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
3.68
really liked it
Despite the advice and concerns of his wife and the friend dragged along on his last travel book, Stevenson decides to hike through rural France.
A cou
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Feb 06, 2010
 
No Hero
3.52
it was ok
Warren Ellis could be one of the greatest writers of super hero comics, if it weren't for that nagging fear that someone might notice he's writing 'ju ...more
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Feb 06, 2011
 
Tarzan and the Golden Lion (Tarzan, #9)
3.75
really liked it
Tarzan adopts a wounded lion, or the lion adopts Tarzan, depending on your point of view.
This turns out to be a good move, after he his captured, drug
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May 24, 2010
 
The Authority, Vol. 2: Under New Management
4.16
liked it
This volume actually deserves two ratings. Warren's story is four star and a grand send off to his run on this 'Justice League' big screen movie of a ...more
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Fantastic Four, Vol. 1: Imaginauts
3.86
it was amazing
Mark Waid brings the FF back to their roots by focusing on the important stuff. Reminding usthe FF aren't super heroes, they are a family and they are ...more
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Jul 03, 2008
 
The Holmes-Dracula File (Dracula Series, #2)
3.82
it was amazing
I read a ton of 'fake' Sherlock Holmes in high school and this was one of my favorites.
It's very well written, but it also blew my 16 year old mind be
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Jul 10, 2010
 
How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter
3.30
did not like it
More of the same from Ann, disguised as a "how to" book, so people won't notice that it's the same old name calling, half truths, and pretense of seri ...more
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Jan 22, 2009
 
The Avengers, Volume 1
3.69
it was ok
I'm not entirely sure, but I have the vague feeling I wasted a half hour.
Somewhere in this jumble of ideas and dialogue there may be a good story, bu
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Sep 23, 2012
 
Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 1
4.09
it was amazing
Here is the beginning of not just the Fantastic Four, but the marvel universe itself. Reading this you realize how much that is considered the buildin ...more
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Holy Bible: New International Version
4.61
it was ok
Looked at from a literary stand point, this book doesn't live up to it's hype.
The tone is uneven, there are long, dry stretches where the author just
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Mar 15, 2010
 
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
4.16
liked it
Back when this came out, not a lot of comic writers were doing noir and gritty realism had not choked the industry, so it was cool and different.

Now,
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Oct 06, 2010
 
Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation
3.52
did not like it
Obama Zombies: or how I'm really bitter that my guy lost the election and being a loud and proud conservative meant I didn't get laid for two years.

Wh
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Nov 03, 2012
 
Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event
4.05
did not like it
One of those stories where somebody said 'Wouldn't it be cool if...!' and nobody had the balls to say 'No, that's actually pretty stupid, will require ...more
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Oct 25, 2008
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