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As a fan of Orson Scott Card, I absolutely hated this book. A mediocre retelling of fairy and folk tales (mostly from Russia) this book was cliche, dr ...more
Aug 2008
Feb 26, 2010
The Windup Girl
I have a hard time being critical of books. There are genuinely bad books, trashy, low brow, unedited, plotless books. This book is not one of those. ...more
Dec 08, 2014
Nov 03, 2014
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
A fast paced, well crafted narrative of the trials and tribulations of organizing and executing a polar expedition in the late 19th century.

The autho
Oct 19, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
A fun read. Certainly a new take on old characters, but it still retains some cliches, but seems to revel in them rather than trying to break free. Th ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Walking Dead, Vol. 06: This Sorrowful Life
This is perhaps one of the most gruesome comics I have read, and its not the zombies that are brutalizing the humans. After the super dark turn the la ...more
Sep 09, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 1: Adamantium Men
After hearing so much about Jason Aaron, reading his blogs, and so forth, I realized I had not read anything by him. This was an ebay score and boy wa ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
The Anchor, Volume 2: Black Lips
I'll start off by saying that I enjoyed this comic. I enjoyed the references, to mythology, Vikings, and ancient Scotland. (Being a former student of ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
A God Somewhere
This is perhaps one of the best graphic novels I have read since Alan Moore's "The Watchmen." This is truly a novel in the sense of the word, not some ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
Wolverine: Old Man Logan
I have not had this much fun reading a super hero comic in a long time. Millar (Kick Ass, Superior, Marvel Civil War) has this amazing way of taking o ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Allegiance (Star Wars)
Timothy Zahn captures the voice and tone of the original cast and characters so well. Classic quips, characteristic moods, gestures and interactions a ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
This perhaps was one of the toughest, though perhaps most rewarding book I have ever read. The first hundred or so pages are some of the most drawn ou ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 27, 2010
Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes Vs Zombies
While skeptical of the series being able to capture the essense of Holmes with the added Zombification, I took a leap and was pleasantly surpised by t ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
The End League Volume 1: Ballad Of Big Nothing
After reading Remender's Fear Agent I had to read all of his other creator owned material I could find. The End League opens with an amazing monologue ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
The Folk of the Fringe
Some of the greatest short stories I have read. In a post-appocolyptic America, a Morman mecca is set up in Utah. A collection of short stories with m ...more
May 2008
Feb 26, 2010
Fear Agent, Volume 1: Re-Ignition
The Pulps are back! Now Heath Huston will battle space monkeys, with new RAY GUNS! Also, will Heath fall in love with this new DAMSEL IN DISTRESS? Tur ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3)
Sigh. What a great idea, but the characters are so insufferably incompetent, it becomes hard to enjoy the experience with their incessant fretting and ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Perdido Street Station
Part Steampunk, part Fantasy, all imagination, China Mieville weaves a fresh mythos of "weird fiction" of invention, inter species politics, and more ...more
May 30, 2012
May 15, 2012
The Other Side of the Sun
I absolutely hated this book. It was slow, mundane, with characters that I couldn't care less about. A whiny pregnant woman stuck in the south away fr ...more
Jul 2004
Mar 11, 2010
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
This book is a collection of King's dark western fantasy originally published in "Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine"

While I really wanted to fall
Mar 2010
Feb 16, 2010
Popular Mechanics Home How To
I received this book as a help for electrical wiring. It is not as good as the previous book I was using. While providing more in depth workings of el ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2011
Nothing really new was invented with this book. But an enjoyable tale, if not slightly dark. The strangeness of the tale which at times dips into trop ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
What an insufferable beginning. Got about 10-15 minutes into the audiobook. The moping angst is too much to take.
not set
Jul 30, 2012
Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice
In a world where the government bans the sale and consumption of chicken after the bird flu kills thousands, government FDA agents chase down those la ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
If I was scoring on the writing of the plot and characters, this could have crested a four star. The ending is visceral, satisfying, and thrilling. Th ...more
Sep 17, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1)
Interesting book, very witty and entertaining. This is a book where colorblindness has become standard and people are put in different classes accordi ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials, #1)
Amazing bit of YA fantasy and adventure pulling in historical references, mixing myth with fact, reinvigorating the wonderment of the world that exist ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Destiny's Way (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, #14)
What a solid read. This epic mega series has been building for this moment. A long philosophical approach to the force, its meaning, and its significa ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 08, 2012
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Vol. 1: The Death of the Dream
This volume is worth reading if only for the quintessential issue #25. D'Amarta's colors have finally found the right balance and tone for the series. ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Conquerors' Heritage (The Conquerors Saga, #2)
While not as engaging as the first book of this trilogy, still was sufficiently interesting.

The book picks up at the end of the previous, but with a
Jan 2011
Dec 24, 2010
The Egg and I
I've read the play adaptation by Anne Coulter Martens for an upcoming Mid Valley production.

This is the same author who wrote Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, whi
Oct 14, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
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