Once again we follow the journey of the lovable serial killer Joe Goldberg. Joe has moved on from Beck, knowing now that Beck was NOT the girl for him Once again we follow the journey of the lovable serial killer Joe Goldberg. Joe has moved on from Beck, knowing now that Beck was NOT the girl for him. The girl for him is Amy Adam.
We met Amy briefly in You, she was the gal who came in with a stolen credit card. Joe is completely in love with Amy and Amy is completely fucking over Joe.
Joe’s intense rage regarding the betrayal of Amy Adam takes him across the country to Los Angeles, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.
You was such an amazing read, even though Hidden Bodies is good, its no You. Worth the read but doesn’t have to be on top of the to-read pile....more
Those who know me, know that I love Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. I find her whimsical and ludicrous and her stories turn me into a giggling pre-teenThose who know me, know that I love Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. I find her whimsical and ludicrous and her stories turn me into a giggling pre-teen. Lawson has an amazing gift of sharing both light and dark stories with humor. We commiserate with her, we laugh with her, but we don't pity her.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson's first book, had a lighter vibe to it. It was a general look-how-crazy-my-life-is book, and it was delightful. Furiously Happy has a more serious subject matter of depression and anxiety; however, the book does not lose the whimsy that we read in Lawson's first book. I too suffer from these disorders, its incredibly difficult to explain how I feel to people, but now I have a book to point them too. ...more
When I first started my love affair with graphic novels, I went for the safe picks, like Sandman by Neil Gaiman and anything by Alan Moore. I alreadyWhen I first started my love affair with graphic novels, I went for the safe picks, like Sandman by Neil Gaiman and anything by Alan Moore. I already knew that I loved Gaiman, so therefore Sandman, Sandman created an intense passion for graphic novels, I wanted more. Gaiman loves Alan Moore so therefore Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, etc. Then one day at the library, I came across Fables Vol 1, and decided to give it a shot. As I developed my tastes in comics, there was always Fables. I wasn’t an early follower of the series, I started reading in about 2010 but a six year relationship with this characters is nothing to scoff at. So being given the opportunity to review the final Fables graphic novel is an honor and sadness wrapped up in one.
WAIT… if you haven’t read Fables, go to your library now, pick up the first few trade paperbacks and enjoy.
Ok, I’ll assume at this point that the folks reading are up to date in the story. When we last left the Fables universe, Rose Red and Snow White were preparing for a war against each other. Neither seemed to actually want the war, it was being imposed upon them, by a force revealed in Vol. 22. Bigby is back from being shattered into a million pieces from Snow’s first husband, however, there is a missing piece through which he is being controlled. He’s roaming around the streets of New York as a feral, deadly killer. In addition to being a danger to the mundies physically, his presence is creating holes in the protective spells that allow Fabletown to be invisible. Finally, the mundies are aware of the presence that has lived among them for generations.
As we pick back up, there is a hodge-podge of activity in the book. Bigby returns to Wolf Manner to kill the cubs. Snow White and Rose Red are on the eve of war with each other. Rose Red learns of the family curse that requires only one sister to live. The action of this book clears up in the first half, then we are told various endings of other fables. This allows the reader to have as much closure as possible. I really enjoyed the ending to this series, it wasn’t all happiness or all sadness, it felt true to the saga. ...more
The Handmaid's Tale is by far one of my favorite books. I've read it several times and decided to listen to the audio book. At first, though a fan, IThe Handmaid's Tale is by far one of my favorite books. I've read it several times and decided to listen to the audio book. At first, though a fan, I was hesitant to listen to Claire Danes narrate this book. Not only because its so near and dear to my heart, but also because celebrity narrators, often are cast not because they are good narrators, but because they are celebrities.
Claire Danes was amazing. Absolutely amazing. She drew me in so completely, that I understood aspects of the book that I never had before.
I'm so glad, that I didn't miss out on this. ...more
Jeff Lindsay promised us a definitive end to the Dexter chronicles, and he did deliver.
Dexter is currently in prison after being falsely accused of mJeff Lindsay promised us a definitive end to the Dexter chronicles, and he did deliver.
Dexter is currently in prison after being falsely accused of murder. Say that again?? Yes, he’s finally in prison for murder, but murders that he didn’t commit, including the death of the dearly tolerated departed Rita.
Dexter is alone in prison, awaiting his day in court. His friends at the police force have turned their backs on him, including, Deborah. Now that Dexter is of no use to Deborah, she sees no reason for him to not serve time for the crimes that he committed, though not the crimes that he is charged for.
However, Brian - my favorite character - comes to the rescue. Is this to show brotherly love? Or, does Dexter serve more of a purpose to him outside of jail?
I really enjoyed the lead up to the end of this series. I loved that Dexter and Brian finally got to spend some quality time together. The ending was incredibly depressing to me. Not because Dexter died, that was one of two options we were given from the beginning, its the way in which he died. I expected more. I expected him to die in a bigger way. And maybe that's the point, life is fragile … yadda yadda.
Still a better ending than the Showtime version…. (burn). ...more
The final Dexter book, Dexter is Dead is set to release on July 7, 2015. I recently reviewed book 5 of the Dexter series. Today, to continue the DexteThe final Dexter book, Dexter is Dead is set to release on July 7, 2015. I recently reviewed book 5 of the Dexter series. Today, to continue the Dexter countdown, I have reviewed book 6, Double Dexter.
Double Dexter picks up about a year after Dexter is Delicious. Deborah has had her baby – it actually took Lindsay a while to inform the reader of that, I figured he decided to just write it away. Lily Anne is just over a year old. Brother Brian is back after finally proving to Dexter that his intents are pure (I love Brian). And finally, the Dark Passenger is back in control.
Dexter sets up shop in a foreclosed house in Miami for the removal of a pedophilic clown from the streets of Miami. Unfortunately for Dexter, he wasn’t the only person deciding to trespass that night. In middle of clean-up, Dexter hears an unfriendly-voyeur run to his car and take off. The only thing that Dexter knows about this person is the type of car that he drives. Dexter is a bit put-off by this. He starts a crusade to find this observer but didn’t expect the person to find him first. ...more