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Blood Lite (Hellchaser, #0.5)
I had been quite prepared to give this book two stars until Jim Butcher provided a better than average entry to conclude Blood Lite. Still, having rea ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Monday Mourning
In a horrendous regression from her recent work in the series, Kathy Reichs reverts back to her procedural roots in a story that is obvious, unsurpris ...more
May 08, 2012
May 03, 2012
Bleach, Volume 30: There Is No Heart Without You
It's another volume that demonstrates that Tite Kubo's strength is in his characterization, not in his plotting. This volume is domninated by Rukia's ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 02, 2011
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword (Y: The Last Man, #4)
This entry in the ongoing series focuses first on a character development arc for Yorick, trying to explain some behaviors on his part using some basi ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1)
Kylie Chan doesn't give you time to dip your toe in the pool before she throws you in the deep end in her follow-up to the Dark Heavens series. Things ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model (Netherworld, #1)
I won this book in a First Read's giveaway

Shallow, trashy, tawdry, and titillating in a way that appeals to 14 year-old boys (well 14 year old boys in
Feb 02, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
The Peace Process: From Breakthrough to Breakdown
I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway

Starting in 1990, Afif Safieh spent eighteen years as head of the Palestinian delegat
Apr 15, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
The Devil in Amber (Lucifer Box, #2)
Mark Gatiss' second go at the Lucifer Box character isn't as entertaining as the first, but provides an amusing distraction nonetheless.

Abandoning the
Oct 25, 2011
Apr 14, 2009
Superman: Red Son
Superman:Red Son has a lot of things going for it. A clever conceit, a rich time period to draw up the universe, and strong artwork to give it an omin ...more
May 23, 2011
May 24, 2011
Mirror Sight (Green Rider, #5)
Thrown into a dark future where the Kingdom of Sacoridia has fallen, Karigan G'ladheon must find a way to overcome not only her ancient foe, but a soc ...more
May 13, 2014
Sep 10, 2013
The Prose Edda
Every faith needs a guidebook, and to a certain extent, that's what the Prose Edda is. Except instead of being the stories that are the foundation of ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Doctor Who: Whispers of Terror (Big Finish Audio Drama, #3)
The Doctor on Peri land inside a museum collecting audio files where the staff are reviewing the speeches of a politician who recently committed suici ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg: Accutane - The Truth That Had to Be Told
I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway

Doug Bremner worked as an expert witness for plaintiffs in lawsuits against pharmaceu
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Dangerous Otto Katz: The Many Lives of a Soviet Spy
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Jonathan Miles sets himself a difficult task in chronicling the life of master Soviet spy, Otto Ka
Jan 10, 2011
Dec 03, 2010
Bleach Volume 24: Immanent God Blues (Bleach #24)
After putting pedal to the metal in the first few issues of the new arc, Tite Kubo takes it off a bit despite doing an issue almost entirely composed ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
A challenging novel that somehow strikes a common chord across five disparate, yet connected stories, none of which truly come to an end.

Indeed, the
Apr 26, 2009
Dec 11, 2008
Pokémon Adventures, Volume 40
The final volume of Pokemon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum sees the heroes drawn into the Distortion World to face Charon, the rogue member of ...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
Fairest, Vol. 1: Wide Awake
Ali Baba, the legendary Prince of Thieves has stumbled upon a treasure trove of unlikely worth when he finds two of the most powerful Fables fallen in ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
Doctor Who: Eldrad Must Die!
The Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, and Turlough land in an English seaside town only to discover that an old judgement is still in effect. As quartz crys ...more
Jan 25, 2015
Jan 25, 2015
Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White (Fables, #19)
Bill Willingham's latest volume in his ongoing Fables series is a mess.

First he dispenses with the Buffkin storyline, drawing to close a loose thread
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
Isolated on the island, Demonreach, infested with a parasite that threatens to destroy him, and controlled by the manipulative Queen of the Winter fey ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Down
Kelly Sue DeConnick's second volume brings home a host of familiar faces and provides solid heroics, but a combination of ill-suited art and a lacklus ...more
Jun 02, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
Avengers: The Enemy Within
With Yon-Rogg moving in to take his vengeance, Captain Marvel calls upon her friends to help her. Make no mistake, while this feature combines issues ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings: Three Tales from the Arabian Nights
A solid adaptation of three of the more familiar tales from the ever changing array of collected Arabian Nights stories.

First is a brief adaptation o
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Giants Beware! (Chronicles of Claudette #1)
Claudette, eldest child of a defeated, but still alive monster hunter, has grown tired of hearing the town's story of driving away the baby feet eatin ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
The Marvel comic hero Hawkeye has a convoluted history. Embracing the best of it while ignoring the more awkward parts, Matt Fraction sets out to tell ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars
Robert Kirkman's ongoing zombie saga remains a harrowing, often unpleasant, read.

After finding a prison at the end of Volume 2, Rick and company atte
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Thor, Vol. 1 (Thor Vol. III, #1)
Ragnarok has come and gone. The gods of Asgard are dead. But it is not up to gods to decide their fate. If man wants them to exist, then they will. Th ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Favorite Norse Myths
Adapting stories from The Poetic Edda, Mary Pope Osborne retells classic Norse myths for a young audience.

Osborne chooses her stories carefully, struc
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
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