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Black Images in the Comics: A Visual History
It is what it claims to be and nothing more. A collection of single panels from comics/sequential art around the world that depict black people. It do ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 15, 2007
Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel
I read Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog because I was going to read Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog and wanted to know what th ...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
Locke Lamora is a con artist who leads a small band of con artists who prey on only the aristocracy in a quasi-Italian Renaissance city. This is stric ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville #4)
**spoiler alert** Kitty returns to Denver, resolves her issues with her former pack leader and along the way becomes involved in vampire politics. Sil ...more
Feb 03, 2008
Feb 04, 2008
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
I enjoyed it, but not as much as I expected to. It may be that I have departed my post-apocalypse phase.

In any case, Dies the Fire takes place primar
Jan 2007
Jun 30, 2007
A Red Heart of Memories (Red Heart of Memories, #1)
More angst, more magic, more closure.

I enjoyed this story, but felt a bit disconnected from what turned out to be the main story, probably because the
Sep 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Wasteland, Book 1: Cities in Dust
100 years after the Big Wet. Somewhere in America …

So begins yet another post-apocalyptic graphic novel. The first issue in this 6-issue compilation i
Aug 2007
Aug 05, 2007
Sunglasses After Dark (Sonja Blue, #1)
I remember very much wanting to read this when it came out sometime in the 1990s. I was going through a vampire phase. Unfortunately it was not worth ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 11, 2007
The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth
All the stories work well and only once was I confused at the end of the story about what had happened ("The Wall of Clouds"). I had intended to stagg ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 17, 2007
Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford, #1)
Armstrong tells a good tale. I've always found her characters interesting and believable. The main story of hitmen on the trail of a hitman turned ser ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Batman: The Long Halloween
Each of the 13 issues that make up this story is a satisfying read, both plot- and character-wise. The villains—the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Sc ...more
Mar 12, 2008
Mar 08, 2008
On the Line (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #10)
On the Line is the best entry in the Bill Smith/Lydia Chin series since 2001's Reflecting the Sky. It jumpstarts on the first page with the notificati ...more
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths, #2)
The Virtu concludes Mélusine. I'm not sure how I feel overall about these two books. While I enjoyed the relationship between Mildmay and Felix, and I ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 20, 2009
Best of Luck Elsewhere
I picked up this book in the African American section of Borders because the back copy sounded like a mystery. To my chagrin, once I got it home I dis ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 12, 2009
The Surrogates
Well done mystery/sf thriller with interesting world building. I'm not sure about some of the speculation as to the effect surrogates would have on th ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 20, 2009
Libby's London Merchant & Miss Chartley's Guided Tour
I continue to like that Kelly's romances don't use the stupid complications that I find so annoying in many romances. Unfortunately I felt I needed to ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 24, 2007
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Grahame-Smith has taken the plot and text of P&P and added zombie mayhem. Zombies (or unmentionables as polite society refers to them) and the fig ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend, #1)
If I had read Minion 10 years ago, I probably would have liked it much better. Now however I'm over vampires and need more than a female main characte ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 09, 2009
Trinity, Vol. 1
I've been trying to figure out what to say about this book. It is only half (one-third?) of the story. Volume 2 is due out in August, I believe.

The st
Jun 2009
Jun 25, 2009
Yes, You Can Get A Financial Life!: Your Lifetime Guide to Financial Planning
I love this book because it considers the financial case of the single, no children person in her 40s in addition to married with children persons. I ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 24, 2009
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
A time travel novel about cause and effect, the lack of coincidence, love at first sight to say nothing of the bishop's bird stump. The title comes fr ...more
May 2009
May 14, 2009
Cats Can't Shoot: A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir
Pru Marlowe is a pet behaviorist who can actually hear what animals are thinking. Unfortunately, they don't think the way people do, and frankly, Pru ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 02, 2012
Unexpected Stories
Two never-published-before short stories from Butler's early writing career. I loved them because they reminded me of why I fell in love with her writ ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 28, 2014
The Highly Sensitive Person
After initial descriptions of the symptoms of a highly sensitive person the book gives almost mystical envision-this type of advice. I was unable to f ...more
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Jul 22, 2007
Cross and Burn (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #8)
"The hardest thing in life is to learn which bridges to cross and which to burn."

Since the end of The Retribution, when Carol Jordan decided to burn h
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3)
A fine entry, but I'm beginning to feel this series is in a rut. Peter does not seem to be working on his flaws of being easily distracted and not det ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 12, 2012
After the Apocalypse
The first couple of these stories were both science fiction and literary and I enjoyed them. However, I can't say that for the majority of the collect ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
The Moonstone
Originally published in 1868, this mystery holds up quite well (save for the Indian racism, most of which, sadly, can probably still be found in a con ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 02, 2011
The Torment of Others (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #4)
Tony and Carol are back in England with some of the supporting cast from previous books. I enjoyed this book more than The Last Temptation because of ...more
May 2010
May 23, 2010
The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars
After reading the first three volumes, I am comfortable giving up on it. I was interested in the post-apocalyptic aspects, but Walking Dead is more a ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 15, 2010
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