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Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)
I thought at first that I wouldn't be who this book was aimed at, but instead, I found the opposite. Since all the devout Christians have been taken b ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
This is the book that taught me that humor doesn't always have to follow the rules. The absurdism absolutely flavored all my daydreams from then on. A ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Jumper (Jumper, #1)
One of my favorite books of all time. It's a study of a kid getting the ability to teleport, and for all he knows, he is the only person with powers o ...more
Oct 2005
Jul 10, 2007
100 Things You're Not Supposed to Know
About 20 were no brainers, or mostly suspected. The other 80 were genuinely interesting factoids, mostly of the creepy/"what's the world come to" sort ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 26, 2007
Monster Blood (Goosebumps, #3)
This is supposed to be the most classic of all Goosebumps stories - I was surprised at how uneven it is. As always, the characters are interesting, bu ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Hellboy: Weird Tales, Vol. 1 (Hellboy: Weird Tales, #1)
Get a bunch of cartoonists to adapt Hellboy in weird zany ways? Heck yeah. The Goon guy makes a funny/goon-y comic. Andi Watson (traditionally a roman ...more
Jun 02, 2009
Sep 05, 2007
Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty
A brilliant idea for a premise - following the Gotham cops in the shadow of Batman. Really well done in a Law & Order sense, the Rogus Gallery and ...more
Jun 2005
Jul 10, 2007
Betrayal (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #1)
It has all the bravado a Star Wars novel should: dramatic relationships drastically affected by the hardships of galactic war, cinematic battles so vi ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 17, 2007
Planet X (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
How can you pass this book on a bookshelf and not buy it? Don't judge me, it was like 2 bucks! Actually, it's kinda silly but at least they tried. We ...more
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Jul 10, 2007
Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2)
Just as in the first book, I come away from this book with an immense desire to be a part of the amazingly dysfunctional distrusting and too-wrapped-u ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
A Small Killing
Here's a tip: If your big twist is revealed on the cover of your book, don't expect it to be a surprise. Watch a man midly go crazy, which is overused ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Disney's Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers: The Secret Casebook
All the fun of Rescue Rangers condensed into mini-comics that seemingly love to break the 4th wall. In fact, these have an almost decidedly Animaniacs ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 07, 2007
Batman: Cataclysm
Batman's nightmare: A horrific natural disaster destroys Gotham. Great from a disaster story angle, great Batman story all around. Plus, almost every ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 27, 2007
Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1
Usually Batman is an odd violent force in a relatively ordered world. But when Gotham devolves into roving street gangs struggling to survive, where e ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 28, 2007
Family Reunion (So Weird, #1)
I totally loved the show, and though this is just an adaptation of it's first episode it really captures the spirit well. Very original characters, re ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 19, 2007
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
What happened!? I let you get away with long winded conversations wrapping everything up in the previous books, only because they were just setups for ...more
May 28, 2009
May 26, 2009
The Mayflower Project (Remnants, #1)
Better than her previous series, Animorphs, this is a solid sci-fi intro to a new world. Modern, believable protagonists are thrown into an interestin ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 10, 2007
Dramacon, Volume 1
I have never managed to read a manga past the first page or two. Something about the format bothered me, I had thought. Apparently, I was just reading ...more
May 07, 2009
May 18, 2009
Batman: Bloodstorm
Building on the first, this one dispenses with the cheesy female protagonist and is just Bat-Universe characters dealing with a vicious Vampire Batman ...more
Apr 2007
Jun 27, 2007
Having grown up on Sideways Stories, this was a bit darker and more serious than expected. Sachar still weaves a solid and interesting tale, and his q ...more
Oct 2005
Jul 10, 2007
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
I know it's a classic and that it changed Batman from campy 60's style into a the dark character I love, but it's too silly (cyber punks vs a tank?) f ...more
Mar 18, 2008
Jun 28, 2007
Batman: Bruce Wayne, Murderer?
Good art style, and Chuck Dixon is a great storyteller. This is a great portrait of how Bruce is so obsessed to a fault, and how his flaws can become ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 27, 2007
Batman/Dracula: Red Rain
I like the general idea behind a vampiric Batman, in such a Victorian Gotham, but it does reek of pandering. Also, I hate Kelley Jonest as an artist.
Apr 2007
Jun 27, 2007
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
While this is a great starting point to refresh your basic science and learn some facts you may have missed in high school, the presentation is incred ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
Batman: Hush, Vol. 2
Finishing up (kinda) what was started in the first half, this is still a very dark dark, yet human take on Batman.
Jul 20, 2008
Jun 28, 2007
Nature's End
Utterly fantastic. Though written in 1986, it manages to not once feel dated, which is apparently a big feat in sci-fi. The book follows people trying ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
The First Horseman
The entire plot of this book is better handled as a subplot in Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy. It struck me how dated this book was, even compared to some ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Whoa! What happened here? Where the first Hunger Games book reminded me tonally of The Giver, this one felt much more like the Twilight series. Certai ...more
May 10, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
House of M
Occaisionally, it delved a little too deep into Marvel history for a casual reader like myself, but nothing that prevented me from following the story ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
Blind Waves
Surprisingly quick read, it feels good to have a book really catch you - it's been a while for me. In fact, this probably gets an extra star just for ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Sep 23, 2008
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