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Mother's Milk
4.34
it was amazing
Combine Mark Helprin's "Memoir from Antproof Case", Christopher Buckley's "Thank You for Smoking" and sprinkle them liberally with outtakes from Willi ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
Tarnished Knight (The Lost Stars, #1)
4.00
really liked it
An offshoot of his Lost Fleet novels, with this first in a new series Campbell takes his now-familiar universe and explores it from a new angle. By fo ...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
Monkey See
3.94
it was amazing
The rare combination of humorous and thought provoking, Maguire has penned a novel that engages the heart and the mind while simultaneously tickling t ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
$everance
4.54
it was amazing
The rare political novel that can walk the thin line between conservative and liberal partisans, enlighten both, and dissatisfy neither. Set against a ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
Mean Martin Manning
4.27
really liked it
A story about one man, pressed to far by an intrusive nanny-state government and the lengths he goes to to protect his way of life. Stein's portrayal ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Gnostic Mystery
2.91
it was ok
A passable first effort but a bit to didactic for my taste. Every other page the author was constructing straw men to be knocked down and the main cha ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2009
 
Superboy, Vol. 5: Paradox
2.32
did not like it
Muddy storylines, time travel, evil clones, all the crap that makes people stop reading comics rolled in to one easy to ignore volume.
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
 
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.76
did not like it
This is one of the most insulting, paternalistic, painfully unfunny pieces of self indulgent liberal tripe I have ever read. There is no redeeming val ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 25, 2009
 
The Twits
3.94
it was amazing
Got it for the little one, he devoured it so I did to. No higher recommendation than the enjoyment of a child.
Mar 2017
Mar 01, 2017
 
Grifter, Vol. 2: New Found Power
2.77
did not like it
At a DC production meeting:
"Our first few issues stunk, what should we do?"
"Give the lead telekinetic powers we never hinted at before!"
"Have him crac
...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
Huntress: Crossbow at the Crossroads
3.70
really liked it
Considering some of the truly atrocious titles DC has pushed in the past few years, there was an admittedly low bar of quality to hurdle; but Huntress ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
 
Junk
3.76
really liked it
A cautionary tale that juxtaposes real events from the "War on Drugs" with a posited "War on Junk-food". The only thing scarier than the premise is th ...more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
 
Superman: New Krypton, Vol. 1
3.41
did not like it
If you ever found yourself saying "I need 85 pages of Jimmy Olsen before I get into a Superman story", this is the book for you. If not.....pass.
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Mark of Zorro
3.95
really liked it
I am frustrated because I do not know enough (yet) to decide whether this is a great or terrible book. The author is either a genius or an imbecile an ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2009
 
Lay This Laurel: An Album on the Saint-Gaudens Memorial on Boston Common Honoring Black and White Men Together Who Served the Union Cause with Robert Gould Shaw and Died with Him July 18, 1863
4.22
it was amazing
Collecting wide-scope and detail focused photographs with an explanatory essay on the 54th Massachusetts in general, Colonel Shaw in particular, and t ...more
May 08, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
Pennsylvania Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
3.60
it was ok
Plenty of neat tales of forgotten history, but studded with offensive (and frankly stupid) bits of liberal dogma that are completely distracting. I di ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 23, 2014
 
Abe Sapien, Vol. 1: The Drowning (Abe Sapien, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
First solo adventure, with an appropriately amphibious locale.
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
How to Be Alone: Essays
3.60
it was ok
It's rare I find myself agreeing with the New york Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune, but their descriptions of Jonathan Franzen as a "pompous p ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Food: A Love Story
3.68
did not like it
The first-line audience for this book is Jim Gaffigan fans, and for that audience this is a glaring disappointment. This book is nothing more than a n ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
 
The Americans
4.26
really liked it
Excellent photographs by Frank; shitty, pompous, self-indulgent introduction by Kerouac.
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 23, 2014
 
Catwoman, Vol. 7: Inheritance
3.57
did not like it
Continuing the obsession with interspersed historical quotes and overly muddled storylines, best thnig about it is the words "The End".
Apr 15, 2016
Apr 15, 2016
 
The Walking Dead, Book Seven (The Walking Dead #73-84)
4.47
really liked it
Took a while to get back into the comic flow after watching the series, but once I did it flowed just as quickly and powerfully as before.
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
 
Hellboy: Weird Tales, Vol. 2 (Hellboy: Weird Tales, #2)
4.29
really liked it
A collection of shorts in the pulp tradition, uneven art and brevity are trumped by variety and whimsy.
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
The Wake
3.65
it was amazing
Excellent on all fronts: original story, good characters and great art.
Nov 25, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
 
The Long Wharf
4.58
really liked it
Written in the late 1930's and harkening back to the early 1850's, this was already historical fiction from a forgotten time when it was printed. Now ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
Deadpool's Art of War
3.76
it was amazing
Can we get Magneto's Origin of Species next?
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
The Savage Hawkman, Volume 2: Wanted
2.80
did not like it
Wildly inconsistent and mercifully cancelled.
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Superman, Volume 4: Psi War
3.04
it was ok
Never liked Hector Hammond as a foil.
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
 
Batman: Gothic
3.79
really liked it
Batman works very well when not laden down by ongoing plots and crossover storylines. Perhaps if publishers were to move away from the 'tie ever issue ...more
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
 
Carte Blanche (James Bond)
3.60
really liked it
Jeffery Deaver was hired to do a modern reboot of 007 novels just as Daniel Craig was brought in to the film franchise. Similar Big Name. Similar Big ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
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