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The Mote in God's Eye (Moties, #1)
**spoiler alert** The Mote in God's Eye is probably the finest contemplation of a human-alien first contact that I have ever read. The story deals out ...more
May 21, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
The Filth
I like complex, philosophical, analogical story lines that comment on the current nature of society. Gives me brain something to mull over during the ...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
**spoiler alert** To date, I have lived in 7 apartments, 2 dorm rooms and 1 house. I lived for the longest period of time - 12 formative years - in th ...more
May 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Game of Thrones is, essentially, the story of a generation of characters (mostly high-born princes, princesses, lordlings and ladies) growing up and r ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
It's tempting to say that I feel sorry for Mrs. Vaughan, who has a husband who understands the female psyche so well that he can pen 10 volumes' worth ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
What Would Jane Say?: City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos
WWJS explores, through fictional meetings, how Chicago might be improved today if the philosophy and work of the marginalized City Livable movement ha ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
World War Hulk
**spoiler alert** Infinitely superior to Planet Hulk, probably because the Hulk is the main conflict and not the protagonist. My favorite scenes belon ...more
May 21, 2008
May 22, 2008
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
Hyperion is like the science-fiction version of the Canterbury Tales. Each pilgrim's tale is more consuming than the last. They are so absorbing that ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Dec 16, 2008
Tender Is the Night
This was the first book I have read by F. Scott Fitzgerald - other than The Great Gatsby - and it did NOT disappoint. Fitzgerald's prose is so elegant ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Read the first two sentences in this book, and you won't be able to put it down. Feed is a gripping and entertaining story that elegantly confronts th ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
My friend Kay recommended I read this book and it did NOT disappoint! Joyce Carol Oates has the page-turning gift of taking her audience with her insi ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Hulk: Gray Premiere HC (Incredible Hulk)
Beautiful, beautiful art. Good story idea... disappointing execution.
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
I am not a huge fan of Westerns or excessive scenic exposition, but All the Pretty Horses feeds a fascinating story at a steady , suspenseful pace tha ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
Filthy Rich
Solid crime noire story with disappointing art
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
The Year of Magical Thinking
A hypnotic philosophical reflection on life, death, marriage and family that places you squarely inside Didion's head. She gives words to unspoken, fa ...more
May 26, 2008
May 28, 2008
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (The Sandman, #11)
**spoiler alert** It's hard to pinpoint exactly why traditional fairy tales are so amazing in concept, yet so lackluster in execution. Dream Hunters i ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
After Dark
Felt more like a short story than a short novel. Some of the abstract parts were a little tedious, but I fear that's because something was lost in tra ...more
Jul 10, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
What does it mean to be human? Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake provides many answers - and none easy - while ultimately leaving it up to the reader t ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 26, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
More of an encyclopedic smack to the head of Moore's ideas for future (and past) LOEG adventures than an actual story in and of itself. However, even ...more
Apr 14, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
From the Dust Returned
Too much poetic meandering; not enough story! Bradbury's masterful control of language made the flowery verses worth reading, but the glimpses of the ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
The Dark Tower, Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born
I couldn't put down this story of good and evil with cowboys playing knights of the Round Table in a distant and savage future. I'm compelled to delve ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk
This story was better in idea than execution. Planet Hulk is plagued by trite dialog, two-dimensional characters, undeveloped drama and injections of ...more
May 11, 2008
May 05, 2008
Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing
Alan Moore can be kinda long-winded for a comic book writer, but the cerebral pay-offs are worth it. I loved the intricate - almost sloppy - complicat ...more
Apr 29, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
Strangers in Paradise, Pocket Book 1
Feminist comic book fan soap opera fun. Love the pocket book format because I want to just read the story rather than shell out the dough to collect a ...more
Apr 26, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
Very disturbing. Couldn't put it down, which was more disturbing, given the twisted and gory climaxes. Really puts you in the head of serial killer; a ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love and Death
The Saga of the Swamp Thing just keeps getting better and better. Vol. 2 is more action-packed than Vol. 1, but it looses none of its intellectual edg ...more
Jun 02, 2008
May 28, 2008
New X-Men, Vol. 1: E is for Extinction
Amazing! Top-notch art plus a refreshing look at some classic characters.
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Jul 07, 2008
The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
A very educational portrait of willful ignorance.
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
The Dead Boy Detectives
A jolly good tale!
Sep 2008
Sep 02, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
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