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'Salem's Lot
Simply the best vampire novel I've ever read. It's creepy and scary, with very traditional vampires, the evil, soulless, bloodsucking kind, not the sp...more
Jan 1985
Mar 23, 2010
Morning Glories Deluxe Volume 1 Hc
The titles of the various Morning Glory collections are a little confusing, especially as there was apparently a hardcover volume 2 that got recalled....more
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
The Coldest War (The Milkweed Triptych, #2)
Warning: This review contains spoilers for book one, Bitter Seeds.

This is one epic, high-stakes alt-history series. After reading Bitter Seeds, I thou...more
May 14, 2013
May 06, 2013
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
My copy of The Eye of the World came as a freebie in a goodie bag at a convention way back in the 90s. (Yes, my cover actually has that mail-in rebate...more
Jul 2014
May 20, 2014
Selkie Stories Are for Losers
I have a hard time reading this as a fantasy story. Basically, a girl runs off with her girlfriend and narrates everything about her whoa-tragic-angst...more
Jul 2014
Jul 03, 2014
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
I really wanted to like this more, but a magic-using cop talking to the anthropomorphic spirits of London rivers and solving cases involving revenants...more
Jun 20, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
The Butcher of Khardov
This was very meat-and-potatoes high-testosterone epic fantasy, and while I would have suspected the author of drawing on gaming sources even if I did...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Probably many more people have seen the famous Judy Garland movie than have read the book. I listened to this classic because it was an Audible downlo...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles, #1)
Contrary to its title, Hard Magic is not an urban fantasy: it's basically a superhero novel. Set in an alternate history between world wars, a mysteri...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames, #1)
How can you love fantasy and not like dragons? They're kind of like vampires: everybody uses them, everybody who wants to make their mark on the genre...more
Jun 05, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
Whether or not you like Harry Dresden will depend on your tolerance for annoyingly cliched tools used to entertain you. I mean, I like reading Ian Fle...more
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
I've only recently been getting back into epic fantasy, having taken a long break from the genre. Over the past year, my results have been mixed. I've...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces (Fables, #11)
Bill Willingham's Fables is one of the few series I've stuck with since the beginning, and while it hasn't always maintained the quality and excitemen...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
The Magicians
This is a classic example of a literary author tackling a genre for which he has no real love. The Magicians is an adult version of Harry Potter meets...more
May 17, 2010
May 02, 2010
Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry #2.9)
I haven't read any of Stross's Laundry novels, but I've read a few of his short stories, so I know the premise: "the Laundry" is the codename for a se...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Warbound (Grimnoir Chronicles #3)
This book is cheesy big guns blazing entertainment, and I loved it. I am giving it five stars not because it is the best of the best, but because it w...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
The Last Witchking
This ebook consists of three short stories from the author's epic fantasy universe. I found them as entertaining as the other fantasy collections by V...more
May 25, 2014
May 10, 2014
Morning Glories, Vol. 3: P.E.
Curiouser and curiouser.

With this third volume of Morning Glories (collecting issues #13-#19), all the kids at Morning Glory Academy are sent out to p...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Gulliver's Travels
A classic that deserves to be read by children and adults alike. I liked this book when I was a child, but of course a lot of Swift's humor went over...more
May 11, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red (Fables, #15)
This volume was one of the most satisfying in a long while. There was a ton of backstory (mostly involving Snow White and Rose Red) and then an all-ou...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1)
I am generally not a huge fan of post-Buffy urban fantasy, particularly the "hot chicks in leather" genre. The only reason I decided to try the first...more
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Saga, Volume 1
The first chapter was okay, but didn't hook me, but this volume grew on me, because Saga is one of those series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer that is...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
If you were a dinosaur, my love
**spoiler alert** I read this because of its Hugo nomination, and I've liked Swirsky's other short stories.

So, the writing is quite nice and evocative...more
May 21, 2014
May 22, 2014
This is a short-short story that's an allegory about popularity and fitting in and the brutality of little girls. This is the sort of short story they...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Morning Glories, Vol. 4: Truants
Volume 4 of Morning Glories continues with what seems to be the series' ongoing theme of "We ain't tellin' you shit."

Okay, that is not 100% true. We d...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Spellbound (Grimnoir Chronicles, #2)
This is the second book in the Grimnoir trilogy. I was quite taken with Hard Magic, so I pushed the next book up on my queue. This is an alt-history w...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Morning Glories, Vol. 6: Demerits
This volume, "Demerits," was slightly better than the last, in that there seemed to be some actual forward movement. The Glories (our original cast) i...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Not a collection of book covers, but full-page color paintings, most of which are kind of soft-porny. Some interesting text by the artist about his wo...more
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Sep 21, 2012
The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1)
The Cloud Roads is a fairly traditional fantasy novel with worldbuilding that at first seems fairly original. It took me until I was about halfway int...more
Jan 10, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
Going Postal (Discworld, #33)
Okay, so this wasn't brilliant or incredibly original or anything that a 5-star novel should normally be, but it was funny and fast-paced and hugely e...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
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