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Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)
4.16
After the spine-tingling cliff-hanger at the close of the book two, I was fully expecting a cathartic close in this the third and final book in the Fa ...more
Apr 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy, #1)
3.97
If you told me a year ago that a member of the hit band My Chemical Romance could pen a comic-book worthy of an Eisner nomination, I would have scoffe ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2008
 
The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares
4.09
Many fanboys – not to mention one or two Marvel Studios insiders – are placing bets that Fraction’s current run on the recalibrated Invincible Iron Ma ...more
not set
Dec 15, 2008
 
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
3.67
Much as Michael Pollan’s In the Defense of Food was a logical sequel to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, this latest current affairs book by Friedman is the lo ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2008
 
Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6
4.39
I have to say that I was a little taken aback when I started this. That is, when my boss handed this to me a while back before school was out for this ...more
Aug 09, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
3.84
Coming across this recently, I was initially surprised that the same Bruce Bawer who penned one of the great pro-gay rights books, "A Place at the Tab ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2008
 
The Children of Henry VIII
4.02
Fresh off her earlier work, Henry VIII, I dove headfirst into this follow-up that recounts the tumultuous period between the great monarch’s death and ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Books
3.14
Books: A Memoir, by Larry McMurtry

Being a bit of an amateur bibliophile – I would never deign to put myself in the same class with folks like McMurtry
...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
 
Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief
3.51
As an introductory overview of the development of the world’s major religions since the Axial Age, Stark’s four hundred-some page book is a remarkably ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the Us Military
4.20
I was certainly impressed with Shilts’s reportorial and narrative skills when I read his biography of iconic gay political pioneer Harvey Milk a few s ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
 
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
3.45
My strong love and affinity for my local public library system has been put into words in Johnson’s passionately researched book on the twenty-first c ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
 
Who Goes There
3.33
Doctor Who novelist and journalist for the UK’s Radio Times Griffiths follows-up his coming-of-age as a DW-nerd, Dalek I Loved You, with this second b ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
100 Bullets, Vol. 8: The Hard Way
4.20
Going backwards in a series as tightly-written as this – 100 Bullets being more of a serialized novel in graphic form than anything else – makes me a ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2009
 
Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle
3.79
Crowley makes it clear that his memoir is about the Sixties in Seattle, and not the other way around -- Seattle in the Sixties. Which makes perfect se ...more
not set
Feb 01, 2009
 
Law 101: Everything You Need to Know about the American Legal System
3.63
As an introductory text to the American justice system, Feinman’s 2000 book has no equal – at least this far into my preliminary research as I gear my ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
 
Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City, #8)
3.95
Reading the eighth and latest installment in Maupin’s Tales of the City series reminds me of two things. First that I’m getting older. And second of b ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
4.20
Following-up with a National Book Award-winning debut novel is usually an uphill battle. But Birdsall’s sequel to "The Penderwicks" is one of those ra ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
3.63
While down in Portland last month making a pilgrimage to Powell’s – easily a three-hour-plus affair – I found this bargain-priced find in the cult sec ...more
not set
Mar 23, 2009
 
Five Germanys I Have Known
3.97
Yes, it's true: this is the book on 20th century Germany that I've been waiting for. A first-hand account of his life being born during the Weimar Rep ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Marvel Zombies 4
3.36
Too much of a good thing…is exactly what comes to mind after attempting to follow the continuing exploits of the zombies and those few uninfected surv ...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
 
DMZ, Vol. 1: On the Ground
3.89
Imagine the United States loses the majority of the continental US after a brutal Second American Civil War, with the remaining land of Long Island, B ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2009
 
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
4.33
After reading and loving every single panel of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, her National Book Critics Award finalist, I jumped on the Bechdel-bandwa ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2008
 
Batman: The Man Who Laughs
4.09
Any reader of my graphic novel reviews will know by now that I just about cream my pants whenever Brubaker puts his ballpoint to paper. Which explains ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Doctor Who: Fugitive (Doctor Who Graphic Novels: The Tenth Doctor - Tony Lee Series, #1)
3.53
Normally, I’m hesitant about picking up a comic book series based upon a TV show. Just think of the atrociousness of Marvel’s 70s/80s Star Wars series ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire
3.89
I may not know the first thing about the world of strippers and masseuses – the latter who give a hand-finish, if you know what I mean – but Ms. Lewis ...more
May 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
3.98
It’s been decades since I last followed the exploits of the Man of Steel in Action Comics. And it would take a lot to get me interested in picking up ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2008
 
Batman: Heart of Hush
4.01
Being a huge Dini fan ever since his hand in the creation of the brilliant Batman: Animated Series back in the 90s, I jumped on this hardback collecti ...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
 
Joker
4.04
Billed by some fan-boys as a sequel to this summer’s cinematic mega-hit The Dark Knight, Azzarello – of 100 Bullets fame – pens the tale of the Clown ...more
not set
Nov 11, 2008
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
Bechdel’s underground hit Dykes to Watch Out For has always been floating somewhere on my peripheral vision when it comes to comics – much like gay co ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2008
 
Albion
2.99
Maybe I need to be a middle-age Brit – who in his youth devoured mid-century comic books produced in the UK -- in order to fully enjoy this nostalgia- ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2008
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