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Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy
3.84
Just got this as a holiday gift and it looks magnificent. It looks like 785 pages of inspiration to finish one of the seven stories I have running rig ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2009
 
The New Kings of Nonfiction
3.99
liked it
Some of these essays are brilliant, some suffer a bit from the material aging out from under them, but the book's overall attraction is in looking for ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Marquis Volume 1: Danse Macabre
4.09
really liked it
Guy Davis's character-owned series, The Marquis is a remarkable rarity: a horror comic that is genuinely frightening. Davis has a vaunted talent for d ...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
The Silmarillion
3.87
really liked it
It's difficult to review The Silmarillion as it is. As a companion in the style of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings or even Children of Hurin — w ...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (The Dark Horse Book of..., #1)
3.54
liked it
As a series, I loved these. Yet no individual title stands out in my memory as exceptional, and each was a mix of sterling and forgettable material — ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
The Wordy Shipmates
3.66
liked it
Hearing this book in Vowell's voice kept me going through the slow stretches, but even through the fiery battles and the mighty clashes of holy pamphl ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.17
I have read the first three chapters of this book something like one-hundred-thousand times now, and while I keep setting it down long enough that I h ...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
The Annotated Hobbit
4.24
it was amazing
Here's a formulaic but true review: "This is everything that makes The Hobbit great, plus more!" Truly, if you dig not just reading Tolkien's works bu ...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
4.00
it was amazing
You know how, when you've got a really good pie in the house, you fly right through it? But if you've got a truly excellent pie you eat it real slow, ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Feb 12, 2009
 
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
3.75
it was ok
The editing in this book is startlingly bad for a Scribner-level release, isn't it?
Feb 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
it was amazing
Been years since I read it. Now that I a) know more about the era and b) know what it's like to really loathe the rich, it is a different book.
Dec 27, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
 
London: the Biography
3.96
really liked it
Thus far: I am thinking of moving to London and living on the street if I have to.
Feb 27, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.69
it was amazing
Love it, but reading it veeeeery slowly.
Jul 10, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Gentlemen of the Road
3.42
liked it
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Dec 27, 2008
 
The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft (The Dark Horse Book of..., #2)
3.41
liked it
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Feb 08, 2009
 
Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom
3.44
really liked it
None
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Dec 27, 2008
 
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Yuasa)
4.15
really liked it
None
Jul 08, 2010
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Dark Horse Book of the Dead (The Dark Horse Book of..., #3)
3.63
liked it
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Feb 08, 2009
 
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
3.63
liked it
None
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Dec 27, 2008
 
The Art of Hellboy (Hellboy Artbook, #1)
4.43
really liked it
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Feb 08, 2009
 
Hellboy, Vol. 2: Wake the Devil (Hellboy, #2)
4.20
liked it
None
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Feb 08, 2009
 
B.P.R.D., Vol. 4: The Dead (B.P.R.D., #4)
4.16
liked it
None
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
B.P.R.D., Vol. 6: The Universal Machine (B.P.R.D., #6)
4.25
really liked it
None
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Feb 08, 2009
 
B.P.R.D., Vol. 5: The Black Flame (B.P.R.D., #5)
4.20
really liked it
None
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Feb 08, 2009
 
B.P.R.D., Vol. 2: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories (B.P.R.D., #2)
3.85
liked it
None
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others (Hellboy, #3)
4.21
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
Hellboy: Weird Tales, Vol. 1 (Hellboy: Weird Tales, #1)
4.22
liked it
None
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney
3.92
liked it
None
not set
Dec 27, 2008
 
Backdrops (Penumbra/D20)
3.60
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 27, 2008
 
Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Hellboy, #1)
4.12
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 08, 2009
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