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Don't Stop the Carnival
I read this a few years ago, after listing to Jimmy Buffett's concert CD of the play he made out of it. A fun cautionary tale about a middle-aged Broa...more
not set
Jun 23, 2011
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
I keep an eye out on NetGalley for books that may some day interest my kids, and I became curious about Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Jedi Search (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, #1)
Painful, painful, painful. I was smack in the middle of a revival of my love of Star Wars thanks to Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy. I wanted more, had...more
not set
Jul 09, 2007
Kenobi (Star Wars)
Call it 3.5 stars.

Got this one as a review copy from NetGalley, and it’s a bit better than the last one (Crucible). It’s about, as you might guess, Ob...more
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The Silent Grove (Dragon Age Graphic Novels #1)
The Silent Grove is graphic novel set in the Dragon Age universe, written by the same man who was the main writer of the games, David Gaider, along wi...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
This review appears at my website.

Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson, is a spin through a dystopian world where an event (the Calamity) has given a smal...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Hellboy: The Midnight Circus
**spoiler alert** Chalk this one up as a win for the Hellboy movie franchise! I enjoyed both movies (and eagerly await a third, hint hint guys) so whe...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
The 47 Ronin: A Graphic Novel
The 47 Ronin adapts a classic Japanese story of Bushido, the Samurai code of honor. This particular adaptation is in graphic novel form, having been w...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1)
Call it 3.5 stars. A solid legal thriller that seems ideal for it's big-screen adaptation. Haller is an interesting guy, a lawyer who has decided the...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Ocean At The End of the Lane
Originally posted here:

I’ve been staring at thie text entry box for this review for days, at various times. G...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 1: The Descent
I think the Hellboy comics are going to be something I read in trades. I love reading the story arcs all at once, and going back over and over to chec...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
Originally posted at my site.

If you’re like I was when reading the early reviews, this one might frustrate you, because I’m going to try not to spoil...more
Jun 05, 2012
May 12, 2012
47 Ronin
What, is this some sort of repeat? Nope! I got a copy of a totally different adaptation of the 47 Ronin story via NetGalley, this time drawn by Stan S...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Those Who Speak (Dragon Age Graphic Novels #2)
Reviewing at my site also.

Following Dragon Age: The Silent Grove, Dragon Age: Those Who Speak takes Alistair, Varric and Isabela to the Tevinter Imper...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)
This review appeared first at my site.

Caliban’s War, the second book in James S. A. Corey’s “The Expanse” series, begins with a bang. Ganymede, the mo...more
Jun 27, 2012
Oct 06, 2011
The King's Blood (The Dagger and the Coin, #2)
This review is posted in full at my site, Honk if you Love Justice!

The King’s Blood is the second book in Daniel Abraham’s “The Dagger and the Coin” s...more
May 28, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Old Man's War came recommended to me, and I was already knowledgeable of the author via Twitter, his blog and all that. I didn't have any hype build-u...more
May 18, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
4.5 Stars.

Abaddon’s Gate is the third book in James S. A Corey’s Expanse series, and it kicks a whole heck of a lot of ass. James Holden is haunted –...more
Jun 13, 2013
Oct 12, 2011
Itty Bitty Hellboy
It might seem like an odd combination, Hellboy getting the cutesy 'Itty Bitty' treatment, but if you enjoy HB and want to get your younger ones in ear...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
Joe Abercrombie’s Half a King is my first book of his, and it’s great, if not ground-breaking. It follows young Prince Yarvi, who has a withered arm,...more
May 24, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Super-Powered Revenge Christmas! (Book 1)
I backed this on Kickstarter, as I was a huge fan of MST3k back in the day. Quick thoughts - quite a bit of fun, and I definitely want to see what hap...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1)
Read this first book in the Scott Pilgrim series (the new colorized version) via the NetGalley program. Honestly the first 80% wasn't much to write ho...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
I, Q
I enjoyed the plot well enough, but the problem with a book with a first-person perspective is you have to enjoy the person's thoughts. Q is one of my...more
May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
Pawns and Symbols
I mostly remember it for it's meandering plot, some odd focus on the medical differences between the eyesight of Klingons and Humans, and...something...more
not set
Apr 27, 2012
The Butcher of Anderson Station
A solid add-on tale to fill time until the next novel in the Expanse series comes out, The Butcher of Anderson Station tells you how Fred Johnson went...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
Read it in advance of the movie, since my son is dying to see it. Another fun ride, and the twist at the end caught me by surprise. It will be interes...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Fool's Bargain (Star Wars)
Read it, enjoyed it as a Zahn Star Wars novella...but my lack of knowledge of more recent SW stuff shows. The Empire of the Hand? Are they good guys?...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
A Pirate Looks at Fifty
Remembered I had this when I found it in the bathroom (yes, I have done the stereotypical dad thing of reading on the throne). Jimmy's had an interest...more
not set
Jun 07, 2011
Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages
Yeah, not going any further with this one. There are too many 'facts' that gross simplifications, half-true, or situations where there really is no wa...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
Where to begin. I could tell you that Wool is about humans eking out an existence in underground silos, but that's just a frame - a common one in fict...more
Apr 06, 2013
Jun 07, 2012
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