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100 Months
All I can say is:
"I'm sorry."
May 25, 2012
May 06, 2012
Buddha, Vol. 4: The Forest of Uruvela
"No human is fortunate."
Apr 14, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite
The X=Men meet Royal Tennenbaums.
Pretty good.
Buy it!
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Jul 04, 2009
Children of the Wind
"Children of the Wind": low-key, moody tale of precocious, psychic twins up to no good. Homey prose and gradual pacing make for a very creepy story.
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Jan 14, 2012
The Underwater Welder
I probably knocked it down a star because I had finished "I Kill Giants" earlier in the day. Both hit me where I live and left me nearly in tears by t ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
The Collected Stories
I have a plan.
It's a big book.
I will read some of it.
Then more of it.
Then the rest of it.
Then start again.
That's the plan.
I mean, really, it's a big b
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Aug 13, 2008
I Kill Giants
Rule 620-B of the Reading Code: don't make me cry when I'm reading on the train. This one almost did, but I choked back the tears--and moments before ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Mar 06, 2012
Brick Lane
A Bangla "Color PUrple"--main character is kinda bland; her sister's fraught narrative would've been better served without it having to be a series of ...more
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Aug 10, 2008
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Alternate title for this should have been "A Waste of the Taxpayers' Money"---That the CIA still exists (ditto, the FBI)is a wonder. Reading this book ...more
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Aug 14, 2008
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
This is one of those books I had high on my mental list--only to have it supplanted by something else.
Just in time as I finished up "Kafka was the Ra
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Aug 07, 2010
Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding, #1)
My friend says she loves the story, the narrator she could do without--a nattering cipher.
I said, the narrator is me.
It's bleak. Emotions run high. Di
Nov 12, 2010
Oct 21, 2009
The Hive
...and I had to re-read the other one just to recall what was happening.
My opinion of this changed. I'm still bewildered--and Burns has the ability to
Jan 12, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Buddha, Vol. 8: Jetavana
for all it's idiosyncrasies, I was touched. I'm sure it's a good introduction to the life and thought of Buddha--but on the basis of story alone, it w ...more
May 31, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
one of those I had started reading years ago and vowed to finish. Didn't see the movie, but it's an incentive--that, and reading about the civil war ( ...more
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Aug 07, 2008
Alpha 6
I'm sure I can add Alpha 3 (which is the one I'm currently sort of reading)--but I find it funny that a few of the numbers in the series are missing f ...more
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Aug 24, 2008
one of those books i read a ways back---it didn't help that I had read this right after another book that left me in a foul mood.
Anyway, this is one o
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Aug 13, 2008
The History of the Caliph Vathek
This is one of those that I started to read--it was so over-the-top and purpley that I had to stop reading it. I think I laughed a heap. Well, it's st ...more
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Nov 13, 2008
The Position
A great idea squandered. parents write a sex manual, children bear the consequences of their notoriety. INSTEAD it's
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Aug 05, 2008
Hell at the Breech
great characters, fantastic vivid writing, great story--also makes me want to check out the book he used as a primary source.
Friend of mine has been h
Nov 12, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
The first story, Wickedness about a blizzard is one of the best short stories I have ever read.

I was stymied by a story on golf (I don't care for golf
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Aug 07, 2008
Lincoln's Dreams
Should've been "Lee's Dreams"--I'm such a wuss, I got choked up at the end (Appomattox can do that to a person). NOt the best book, but I hung in ther ...more
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Jul 31, 2008
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
Why did I read this? I can't recall.
I just remember reading it at a laundromat and feeling somewhat befuddled by what was going on.
To me, the books I
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Aug 14, 2008
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
The stories are fun and entertaining--but Schultz's art is great--the best of Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, and some other greats whose names elude m ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Gross, ridiculous and oddly poignant.
Nov 06, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific
a highly readable book that I put down. why?
was I weary of war?
was I weary of the writers style?
I am determined to renew the attack--but it will have
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Aug 13, 2008
Of Love and Other Demons
It's been awhile. I recall enjoying this book. That's why I'll give it 4. It may actually be a 3. Why a 3? Why not? But I recommended it to someone el ...more
Jan 1994
Aug 04, 2008
Dr. Haggard's Disease
I read this and my reading of it is foggy. I think I was miserable about something (probably doomed love) and this book wasn't helping my mindset.
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Aug 13, 2008
Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run
The start of the Civil War (American): Baltimore's in a fury, Virginia decides to secede, and Washington DC is under threat--crazy stuff before it all ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
waited 20+ years to read this book--not a fan at all of combat SF (or most SF)--BUT the battle scenes in this are gripping and it the story for the mo ...more
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Aug 05, 2008
Mysteries of the Worm: all the Cthulhu Mythos stories of Robert Bloch
My GOD! I had this book when I was an adolescent--a copy from Zebra Press. Owing to extent pressures, I had to get rid of it. Losing this is one of th ...more
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Jul 08, 2010