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Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
4.26
it was amazing
I only inked and embellished this book over pencil art by Mike Zeck, but it's one of my best jobs, and the story is very good as well.
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Jun 11, 2008
 
Holy Bible: King James Version
4.43
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Well, I got as far as the expulsion of Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden in Genesis. When God placed a flaming sword to guard t ...more
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Oct 05, 2009
 
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3.96
liked it
Maybe my problem with this book is that it's evidently the first in a series so the story isn't finished, but I was very disappointed in it. The chara ...more
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Oct 21, 2012
 
American Gods
4.11
liked it
A bit too strange for my tastes. Neil's an amazing writer and kept my interest, but I'm just not that interested in fantasy stories like this anymore. ...more
not set
May 23, 2011
 
Always Leave 'em Dying
3.35
really liked it
I love the Shell Scott books. They're great retro fun. I devoured them in my 20's. Detective books with a wonderful sense of humor.
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May 08, 2009
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
I enjoyed the first book, but the second and third were very much just repetition of everything in the first. I was very surprised by the amount of in ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Lord of the Flies
3.64
it was amazing
I read this book many years ago (in my 40's?), but have thought of it often. It really says a lot about basic human nature that civilized, educated, c ...more
not set
May 03, 2009
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.23
liked it
**spoiler alert** I agree with my daughter Molly's review on this book. Disappointing compared to Time Traveler's Wife. I did enjoy reading it and it ...more
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Oct 05, 2009
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
I was a bit reluctant to read this. Did I really want to read a book about maids in the south in the 60's? If it hadn't been sitting there handy when ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
really liked it
Even better than the first book. I couldn't get into The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo until I was almost halfway through it. I almost gave up on it a c ...more
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Nov 23, 2009
 
So Brave, Young and Handsome
3.69
liked it
Good story, but a bit too slow and reflective for my taste. I did enjoy it, but didn't love it. Very well written with excellent characters. My wife a ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.96
liked it
Very good sci-fi tale (1st in a trilogy) about a world where all the men (but not the women) can hear each others' every thought, as well as the anima ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2011
 
Gone with the Wind
4.28
it was amazing
I had watched the movie about once a year for most of my adolescence, and a few times after that, as I love old movies. I was looking for something to ...more
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Apr 27, 2009
 
Once Was Lost
3.70
it was ok
**spoiler alert** A young girl, daughter of a pastor, whines all the way through this book about whether God exists. Her main cause for concern is the ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
4.12
really liked it
Wonderful follow-up to Chains, with these further adventures told by Curzon. It's a very quick read, and very nicely researched and written. Anderson ...more
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Nov 15, 2010
 
Tooth and Claw
3.82
really liked it
I think Boyle is an excellent writer. I'm not a great fan of short stories, because they usually leave me wanting more of the story. His stories are a ...more
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Apr 18, 2011
 
Open
4.17
really liked it
Excellent autobiography. Many wonderful behind-the-scenes stories about particular matches, relationships with other pros, court tactics, training reg ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Dec 11, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
really liked it
I wasn't sold on the first page, but since I listened to it as an audio book, it grew on me. I loved the way it described the dogs, and how they felt ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
 
Superman: They Saved Luthor's Brain!
3.31
liked it
I pencilled Superman for DC for about two years, and this is a collection of some of my work there. I wasn't happy with the inker or colorist on the s ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
 
Doctor No (James Bond, #6)
3.76
liked it
I enjoyed all the James Bond novels, better than the movies. He's more of an assassin in the books. "License to kill". The movies turned him into an a ...more
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May 08, 2009
 
Whiteout
3.54
really liked it
A standard thriller, but I really enjoyed it. Good characters and humor and a real page-turner. Great summer reading. My wife calls it a "guy book", w ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
Very fun book. I listened to the audio book version. Very suspenseful with great characters. I do think the premise of sending children to kill each o ...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.98
really liked it
Fascinating story of the Chicago World's Fair, with lots of interesting factoids, such as the Ferris wheel was invented and first used for the fair. I ...more
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Dec 04, 2011
 
Countdown (The Sixties Trilogy, #1)
3.90
really liked it
Didn't really expect to, but I loved this book. The main character is so funny; I laughed out loud often. Very cool the way the historical bits were i ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Secret Life of Bees
4.01
really liked it
I went through a period where it seemed like every book I was reading was about a young girl (my daughter and wife suggested some). I haven't seen the ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2009
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.97
liked it
Very well-written. The only reason I didn't give it four stars is because I just wasn't all that interested in the subject of a girl fighting against ...more
Dec 11, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
 
The Killing Breed (Old Philadelphia, #1)
3.57
liked it
Well-researched historic Philadelphia in this fictional tale of kidnapping and murder in the late 1800s, told in first-person by one of the detectives ...more
not set
May 01, 2012
 
Ape House
3.46
it was ok
A very disappointing followup to Water For Elephants, which I loved. I though it had a lot of potential, and really liked the beginning with the apes, ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
The Beatles: The Biography
4.13
really liked it
Not very well-written at all, but the Beatles story is so fascinating it's absorbing reading. I came away not liking the Beatles much as individuals. ...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
The Outsiders
4.06
liked it
I'm not sure why people give this book five stars. It was good, and I know it's a classic, but I can't really say it's "amazing", except in that Hinto ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2013
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