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Maybe it's just the fact that I'm a nut for a good medieval historical novel, but I couldn't put this book down. It's such a vivid representation of s ...more
May 22, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Batman: Contagion
I'm a fan of Doug Moench, and I love what he and Chuck Dixon did for Batman all through the 1990s, but this is a case of a great concept going a littl ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
A short sweet, perfectly lovely little mythic story with gorgeous Russell art. It's also a wonderful introduction to what the Sandman is for those who ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
The Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1
It's always fun to look back at the early days of the Dark Knight, even if they were filled with corny dialogue and big plot holes. If he only knew wh ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Batman: Cataclysm
It's not a great book by any means, but an earthquake hitting Gotham is required reading for any Batmaniac.
Sep 12, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Britten and Brülightly
I was very impressed by this book. The art is beautiful, the story is original without breaking from the conventions of the noir story, and the charac ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
Batman: Bloodstorm
Really funky 90s Batman story.
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)
I just finished this book for the second time. I decided to reread it in the first place because something about the first time didn't sit well with m ...more
May 31, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
One of the most fascinating nonfiction books I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Bryson gives a fantastic account not of Shakespeare, who we k ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I know I'm in the minority here, but it never worked for me. There's some clever storytelling, particularly near the end, and some strong character wo ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Antichrist: A Novel of the Emperor Frederic II
This started out with a lot of promise, and I was a big fan of the last Holland I read, but this book didn't really seem to go anywhere. Not only was ...more
Jun 09, 2010
May 26, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I enjoyed it quite a bit, but there were some definite bugs in it. While some parts were just blazing fast, others took forever to reach a point, and ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
Final Crisis
I've always loved Grant Morrison's crazed, everything and the kitchen sink storytelling style, but this time it really was too much. All of the sci-fi ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
One of Barker's best, a family saga with supernatural twists and incredible insights into America (especially for an English author). It's also a rath ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 29, 2010
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
A very brilliant, well-research biography. There were some things left out, which I guess it to be expected when you're talking about one of the most ...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
At times it got a little dry (the religious leanings of Catherine Parr in particular), but by and large a very entertaining and insightful look into t ...more
May 28, 2010
May 25, 2010
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1)
The same wonderful flair for dialogue that made the series so wonderful, along with a bigger plot and old characters doing bold new things. I can't wa ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Justice, Volume 1
A lightning fast read that sets up what promises to be a killer story. It's really tough to be on the edge of your seat reading a comic, but this one ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
A promising premise that just fell flat. The plot seemed haphazard (not in a good way) and the writing was at best mediocre and at worst very, very aw ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Kings and queens of England
A good overview, but very dryly written and somewhat confusing at times. Some passages are almost all names. Still, the bounty of historical documents ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Season 8, #3)
Still maintains that marvelous combination of humor, tragedy and action that was in the television series, but on a grander and more daring scale.
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
All-Star Superman, Vol. 1
I'm not a Superman guy. I'm a Batman guy. The fact that Grant Morrison could make me care about Superman this much is worth five stars.
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
Batman: Legacy
It felt a bit more like a re-run than a new story at times, but the addition of Ra's Al Ghul and the reintroduction of Bane made it worth reading.
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
On Chesil Beach
An absolutely beautiful, gloriously sad book, and you're always assured that you're in the hands of a master writer.
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
No One is Here Except All of Us
A magical little book with gorgeous prose. My full review will be in BookPage in February.
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Life Itself
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Tales from Outer Suburbia
I wasn't so impressed with most of the stories, but the illustrations, as always, were fantastic.
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 5: Ghost Box
There is no more consistently brilliant comic book writer alive than Warren Ellis.
May 12, 2012
May 12, 2012
In One Person
A beautiful, challenging novel. My full review will be in the May issue of BookPage.
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Time of Your Life (Season 8, #4)
The weakest of the series so far, mostly because of the sci fi elements.
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
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