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The Complete Knifepoint Horror
I now join the legions of Soren Narnia's hand-picked victims. I entered the First-Reads giveaway, but didn't win it - nonetheless, Soren Narnia was ki ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Willful Creatures: Stories
Sasha leant me this book with a cursory order to read it when I had the time. It took me quite a while to get to it, but I did, and I'm quite glad of ...more
Mar 09, 2015
May 12, 2014
Just an Ordinary Day
Unlike The Lottery where the stories collected followed a distinct theme, Just an Ordinary Day has little to unite the tales within. The collection is ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 8: Dirge (Transmetropolitan, #8)
I hate it here, but I love this series.

Warren Ellis has crafted the outrageous gonzo journalist from sheer hate, cynicism, rage, and good humor. He ha
May 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Well, here is another book that I have owned forever and just now got around to reading fully. This requires a bit of background.

The first time I star
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
How To Talk To Girls At Parties

This short story came up as free on my phone the other day and I of course jumped at the opportunity to get some more Neil Gaiman. I think this sto
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Cycle of the Werewolf
One of Stephen King's earlier books, Cycle of the Werewolf is in fact more of a short story. Not even quite a novella. It's short, sweet, and rather t ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 13, 2012
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Wonderful, wonderful book.

I'm a big fan of Hyperbole and a Half, and from that knew well enough that I would be a fan of this book. It collects some o
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
One Small Voice
I am slightly ashamed to have even read this book. When the front cover read that this was a "dangerous book" I did not understand that it meant "dang ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Ghosts of Nagasaki: Silence
This is technically a first-reads book, an advance short section of a book to be released later this day or next. Luckily, it's up on Good Reads for r ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
This book was something I could not resist purchasing, especially with the .95 price tag. The book.. well, it is pretty much what it claimed to be.

Jan 15, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Batman: The Man Who Laughs SC
Hey, look, I read a superhero comic! Really! A mainstream superhero comic! I think... Yeah...

Anyway, I picked this up for no particular reason. Batman
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (Tucker Max, #1)
I can't believe I read this book.

It was just resting there, half-hidden behind more respectable books such as Siddhartha and The Great Gatsby. The boo
Aug 03, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
The Sandman: Endless Nights
It seems I am attempting to read every single book in the Sandman collection. We shall see how this plays out - I'm not quite certain that my library ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Cthulhu Tales, Volume 1
This collection of stories published by Boom! takes the icons and motifs of H.P. Lovecraft's writing and turns them to horror and humor. The tales are ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Preacher: The Story of You-Know-Who
The Story of You Know Who is the second in the Preacher specials. This one, as the title states, tells the story of how precisely Arseface came to bec ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Well, this book made me even more of an Alan Moore fangirl.

The title story was simply fantastic. I'm generally not a huge fan of Supes, but Alan Moor
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 3
Another reread for me.

My previous review of this installment can be found in March of the Wooden Soldiers.

Reading the collected edition, it includes "
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
30 Days of Night, Vol. 5: Three Tales
Well, this was a collection of short stories as the title implies. The Journal of John Ikos brought... John Ikos, Dane, and Billy (from Dead, Billy, D ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Walker is available to read free on GoodReads.

This novella - vignette? - cunningly mixed sci-fi and fantasy fiction. It melded some general tropes in
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
I heard about this graphic novel in the "On the Ledge" column in the back of an issue of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles though the precise issue I do ...more
May 30, 2012
May 27, 2012
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is one of those books often mentioned in any survey of classic literature, and certainly with good reason. The structure of the b ...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
The Lottery and Other Stories
Shirley Jackson is truly adept at writing short stories. She strings her plots along with a surprising grasp of the disturbing, and an unexpected amou ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Great Tales from English History, Vol 2: Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton & More
I reviewed the previous book in this series, though right now I can't find a copy of the third one.

This book was much the same as the previous one, th
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Preacher Special: One Man’s War
The Preacher specials seem to be largely hit or miss. I appreciate them for the back story they give, even if it isn't needed. Herr Starr's story was ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Long After Midnight
This is, by far, my favorite collection of Ray Bradbury's short stories.

Ray Bradbury is a master of fantasy, of sci-fi, and of touching the dreams an
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Cthulhu Tales, Volume 2: The Whisper of Madness
These stories exceeded the first volume in the series, and brought Steve Niles of 30 Days of Night fame into the mix. The humor turned to a far darker ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
The Tentacle Monster Everyone Wanted
This free story was incredibly amusing. As a previous reader of Ghastly's Ghastly Comic, I have been acquainted with the more humorous rendition of a ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Magic for Beginners
I've been debating whether to rate this three stars or four. Some of the stories in this book I thoroughly enjoyed - "Magic For Beginners," "Catskin", ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Once again, thank you first-reads program for sending me a book I otherwise probably never would have heard of - let alone read. I signed up for this ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
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