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Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
3.92
it was ok
Of all the patriarchal, Christianity biased interpretations of Arthurian myth, this is the most misogynistic. Yes, I know one must judge a book by it' ...more
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
 
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman
3.88
it was amazing
Every single story in this collection is absolutely compelling. The fact that most of them are from beloved authors like Peter S Beagle, Diana Wynne J ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
 
Magic's Price (Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage #3)
4.26
liked it
Review may contain spoilers for those who have not read the first two books in the Last Herald-Mage series.

Vanyel gets a new boyfriend. Sure, there's
...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Batman: R.I.P.
3.79
it was amazing
An excellent story told perfectly within its medium, this is one of the best superhero comics I've ever read. The art integrates seamlessly with the l ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel
3.77
it was ok
So I forgot the first rule of TV show tie in books: only risk it with comics or Star Trek, nothing else will be at all well written. Somehow, though, ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Batwoman: Elegy
4.16
it was amazing
I know that everyon has been talking about this book for a while, and perhaps everything that needed to be said has been said, but do lets keep talkin ...more
May 22, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
Adventure! Starvation! Horrible pus filled wounds! Volunteer for the Hunger Games to save your beloved little sister today!

This book has everything I
...more
Jul 26, 2010
Sep 03, 2009
 
Annabel
3.82
it was amazing
This book is a beautiful study in characters. Wayne, or Annabel, the hermaphroditic main character is naturally the person we come to know most intima ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
The True Meaning of Smekday
4.11
it was amazing
"Most everyone thinks of Smekday as the day the Boov arrived, and as the day they left, one year later. But the longer they've been gone, the less I c ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
Flatland
3.81
it was amazing
This book is about math in the same way that Anna Karenina is about a train. Yes, it is written from the first person point of view of a square. The f ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2009
 
Dragon and Thief (Dragonback, #1)
4.03
liked it
What is better than a sentient, two-dimensional life-form that lives on your skin like a tattoo and gives excellent advice? One that becomes an awesom ...more
May 07, 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Young Justice: A League of Their Own
4.01
liked it
I have always loved the light, humorous air of teen-aged superhero comics. Young Justice has even more to recommend it and that more comes in the shap ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
 
Alias Omnibus (New Printing)
4.43
it was amazing
Jessica Jones is everything that I want in a hero. She's low powered enough to make every fight interesting, she's smart enough to be a good detective ...more
Feb 03, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles, #2)
4.39
really liked it
I'll admit that my delight in the idea of prequels to The Riyria Revelations was tempered somewhat by the knowledge that books following Royce and Had ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
Full of Briars (October Daye, #9.3)
4.08
liked it
Quentin is adorable. He's well adjusted, an excellent squire, and such a teenager. This is a wonderfully sweet story and it's nice to take a break fro ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 03, 2016
 
Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family
4.33
liked it
This book does a good job of capturing my general ambivalence about the nu52. I like this Joker a lot. He's well written, extra creepy, and the scenes ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
4.18
it was amazing
In this hyperbolic age of exaggerated modifiers it is hard to take some things literally. So bear with me as I address two points.

1. This book made me
...more
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
Magic for Nothing (InCryptid, #6)
4.26
liked it
Antimony is delightful. By which I mean she's a violent misanthrope who doesn't like her sister much for all the reasons that I don't much like her si ...more
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
 
Cuba: My Revolution
3.55
it was amazing
This beautifully drawn graphic novel tells a personal story about the Cuban Revolution that is often overlooked by broader histories. Sonya's journey ...more
Jul 10, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
really liked it
A boy goes seeking the Great Perhaps and learns to live instead of dwell. A girl traverses the Labyrinth of Suffering that comprises a life lived. And ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Where's My Cow?
4.10
really liked it
An excellent companion to Thud!, and indeed the Discworld in general. The art in this picture book is somehow perfect for the realistic, goofy, fantas ...more
Jun 16, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
 
Night Watch (Discworld, #29; City Watch, #6)
4.47
it was amazing
This is a book about fatherhood. Yet the baby is only born at the very end. This is a book about the fact that when talking to a child, adults are oft ...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
Awesome! Future! Dystopia! The 80's! Pop Culture! Video Games!

Okay, no spoilers, but I couldn't put it down. No, that isn't good enough; that isn't ve
...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Plutona
3.54
liked it
Adolescence is an awkward time. Too many writers focus on that and forget that kids are actually unique people. This book does an amazing job of showi ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 06, 2017
 
The X-Wing Series: Star Wars 9-Book Bundle: Rogue Squardon, Wedge's Gamble, The Krytos Trap, The Bacta War, Wraith Squadron, Iron Fist, Solo Command, Isard's Revenge, Starfighters of Adumar
4.42
liked it
Shortly after being blown away by The Force Awakens in theaters I mentioned to a friend that I was still a little sad that these books were no longer ...more
Feb 04, 2016
Feb 04, 2016
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog: or, How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
4.13
really liked it
Historians need to travel back in time to reconstruct the past as best they can. Literally. Mistakes are made and the time stream needs to be correcte ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
 
Welcome to the Monkey House
4.13
liked it
I love Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughter House Five consistently makes the list of my top ten favorite novels and Ice-nine consistently makes the list of my to ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
The Martian
4.39
really liked it
This book is the realistic astronaut survivalist novel we've all been waiting for. It's so grounded in the real world, the NASA and governments we all ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
 
Arrow's Flight (Heralds of Valdemar, #2)
4.13
liked it
Talia has problems with her empathy in this book, which I liked because everything within her own power seemed to come far to easily in the first nove ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Aug 28, 2010
 
Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1)
3.80
liked it
Prudence may be her mother's daughter, but she's just a little bit more of an Akeldama. Not at all the bluestocking that Lady Alexia Maccon was in her ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
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