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Are You My Mother?
3.64
Very introspective, even for a memoir. More about Alison's therapy sessions than about her relationship with her mother. I found myself more curious a ...more
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Jun 06, 2012
 
Hellblazer: Rare Cuts
4.11
It is perhaps a bad idea to jump into reading the Hellblazer series by grabbing at whatever graphic-novel collection I happen to come across first, bu ...more
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Feb 09, 2009
 
Hellblazer: Bloodlines
4.19
Wow, I enjoyed this one even more than Hellblazer: Rare Cuts. The stories were weightier and more long-spanning, and I really liked the heft of the ta ...more
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Feb 09, 2009
 
Smut Peddler
4.33
Well-presented anthology of illustrated (comic-book type) erotica with an LGBT focus. I liked the wide variety in the stories and thought most of the ...more
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Mar 05, 2013
 
Top 10, Vol. 1
4.09
Finally got around to reading the first volume in this series — my series introduction was the final volume, to disappointing results (review) — and I ...more
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Sep 10, 2012
 
The Wild Wood (Brian Froud's Faerielands)
4.00
Meh. I adore de Lint's Newford series, but I find his other books hit or miss. The Wild Wood was a regrettable miss. I was bored by it and now barely ...more
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Sep 19, 2012
 
The Plucker
4.34
Brom was going for a sort of 'Tim Burton does the Nutcracker,' but he failed to do a very good job of it. Plucker is like Burton's twisted imagination ...more
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Sep 09, 2009
 
Mercy Thompson:  Homecoming
4.03
I'm far more enamored of the storyline than the artwork. I would have enjoyed this more if it had been written as a straight short story or novella. S ...more
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Feb 26, 2010
 
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
3.96
**spoiler alert** Look, I love Batman and I love Gaiman, and I was a little nervous about reading this story because, one, Noooo! Batman shouldn't die ...more
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Oct 03, 2009
 
Saga, Volume 1
4.33
Shortlist: Best book I read in 2013.

This blend of fantasy, horror, and science fiction is so directly keyed to my personal tastes it’s scary, and I ca
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Mar 05, 2013
 
The Last Temptation
3.53
Book signed by Gaiman at the 2005 National Book Festival, where Gaiman was promoting his new Anansi Boys novel. Visited NBF at last minute, tagging al ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Supergod
3.75
This comic takes the memebase 'Where's your god now' to a whole other level, and I really waffled on how to rate it. On one hand, the premise was fasc ...more
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Dec 09, 2011
 
The Last Unicorn
4.29
The artwork is very lovely, even truly gorgeous in many places. I love how De Liz and Dillon's depiction of the Unicorn herself is so strongly reminis ...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
Death: At Death's Door
3.71
I tracked down my copy of Death: At Death's Door through a bookswap site, and I hadn't look at it very closely before requesting that it be sent to me ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Cthulhu Tales, Volume 3: Chaos of the Mind
3.32
/review to come
This was fantastic and twisty and I'd probably be much more into it if I had, er, read more Lovecraft. As much as I love the macabre, I
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May 21, 2009
 
1d6 Degrees of Separation (Dork Tower, Vol. 6)
4.05
I enjoyed this one the most. It seems to move a bit away from the allotted-joke per page singles and toward more arching character interactions.

The re
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May 19, 2011
 
Dork Covenant (Dork Tower, #1)
4.04
Cute, but I'm not gamer enough to truly appreciate Dork Tower; I'm just geek enough to want to.

The game included at the end of the volume looked fun,
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May 19, 2011
 
The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Discworld, #27)
4.13
Really very good. I enjoyed the text story despite the fact I dislike the Rincewind and Carrot characters, and they had nearly top billing. I found th ...more
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Jan 15, 2011
 
The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 2
4.23
Huh. Well, it's a little weird. Better than I had expected, but not good enough for me to do more than skim and certainly not engaging enough to encou ...more
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Dec 17, 2010
 
The Dead Boy Detectives
3.40
My god, the cover alone near put me in saccharine shock. This book is so appallingly cutesy I'm ashamed to see it associated with Sandman, and the art ...more
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Apr 01, 2010
 
Heart of Dorkness (Dork Tower, Vol. 3)
4.03
The comic seems to have hit its stride a little more. It was still a bit uneven at times, but part of it were genuinely funny.

Reading order: 3 (out of
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May 19, 2011
 
Last Days of an Immortal
3.67
Very, very good; philosophical science fiction in well-rounded, well-thought out medium. It took me a bit to get my footing in the story, particularly ...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
4.15
Iconic, yet unsatisfying. I'm surprised to find myself strongly preferring the film version (link).

Part of my disenchantment is that I was not, at all
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Feb 17, 2010
 
The Last Mortician
3.57
Suitably creepy but a bit abrupt. Reads more like a first chapter than a complete standalone.
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Oct 05, 2011
 
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
3.95
I'm not sure if I strictly need to own a copy of this book, but I damn well want to.
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Nov 08, 2012
 
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
4.10
This is not light or casual reading and many of the comics printed here are excerpts of much longer works. It's an overview work, exactly what it says ...more
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Oct 02, 2012
 
Red
3.46
I liked the movie version better. The graphic novel was interesting, but it was narrow and constrained and left me with a resounding feeling of, 'That ...more
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Oct 24, 2010
 
Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 1
3.55
The cover artwork is gorgeous, but the interior artwork is disappointingly not even remotely similar to it. While this is the officially-sanctioned se ...more
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Jul 22, 2009
 
Lost Girls (Lost Girls, #1-3)
3.58
Quite good and quite pornographic, but purposefully so. I loved the details Moore included from the original fairy tales in his interpretation, and I ...more
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Mar 28, 2010
 
Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct
3.10
Seemed imaginative, particularly the characters, but was very wtf. I was completely confused by the world and story and learned only after reading it ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
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