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Heat Wave
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Mar 12, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Unadulterated Cat
I first heard of Terry Pratchett’s book, THE UNADULTERATED CAT, about 10 years ago and I’ve wanted to read it ever since. A very large local indie boo ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Courtney Crumrin Volume 2: The Coven of Mystics
Courtney Crumrin: The Coven of Mystics, Special Edition Hardcover (Courtney Crumrin #2), by Ted Naifeh and Warren Wucinich (Illustrator), is a nice co ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Laddertop, Volume 1
LADDERTOP starts off on Earth with an application competition to an elite academy which trains children for working 36,000 miles up at the top of a to ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Criminal Macabre Omnibus Volume 1
Dark Horse Digital Comics had a Criminal Macabre bundle (issues #1-5) on sale and it sounded like the perfect story; a strung-out ex-cop fights ex-hum ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade
MEDIEVAL CITIES: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade, by Henri Pirenne and translated by Frank D. Halsey, is probably the toughest 167 page book I’ ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
The Nerd
Larry Shue’s play THE NERD was written in 1980 – back before cell phones – when we were using answering machines instead of voicemail to communicate w ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #2)
Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through The Looking Glass’ was first published over one hundred years ago and is a classic in children’s literature. In essence, it i ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Traitors' Gate (Crossroads, #3)
(I actually give this 3.75 stars.) TRAITORS' GATE, by Kate Elliott, is the third installment of a fantasy trilogy called CROSSROADS. It was preceded b ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death
This amazing novel stars the flawed, sarcastic “Web” Goodhue as a late-20’s slacker in Southern California who is given the opportunity to make some m ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging
The Huffington Post has been online since May 2005, so they should know what makes a good blog. Their 2008 book, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Staying Dead (Retrievers, #1)
STAYING DEAD, by Laura Anne Gilman, is a fantasy book about a thief named Wren. Wren has the Talent to harness electrical power from her surroundings, ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
August Moon
Fi, a young girl who likes to take pictures, accompanies her professor father to the small hamlet of Calico. Something mysterious is going on in the f ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
'If Chins Could Kill' is the biography of Bruce Campbell, star of the 'Evil Dead' movie series, TV's 'Brisco County Jr.,' and more. He has a cult foll ...more
Nov 2003
Apr 24, 2012
Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals
I LOVE Randall, the narrator of the YouTube sensation, “Honey Badger Don’t Care” video. I was pleased-as-punch to meet him in person last month at an ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Yesterday's Toys: 750 Tin and Celluloid Amusements from Days Gone By
This book is actually 3 books from 1988 combined as 1 book in 1997 and published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. The oversize edition contain ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Wimbledon Green
4.5 stars

Wimbledon Green is a classic graphic novel by Seth, published in 2005. What a crazy story! I was totally wrapped up in it. The ending even h
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
The Mighty Book of Boosh
THE MIGHTY BOOK OF BOOSH is an oversize, full-color collection of mostly the same subject matter as the British comedy television show, ‘The Mighty Bo ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Drama Queers!
DRAMA QUEERS is Frank Anthony Polito’s Young Adult follow-up to BAND FAGS. Whereas BAND FAGS focused on Jack’s coming of age, DRAMA QUEERS focuses on ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris, #1-5)
This graphic novel collects the first five issues of the comic. Rex, a “two-fisted librarian”, will stop at nothing to maintain order in the library a ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
ON A PALE HORSE, the first book in the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORTALITY series, is a novel about a man named Zane, who finds himself taking over the job of ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
Mean Martin Manning
Mean Martin Manning just wants to be left alone. He’s been inside his apartment for 30 years, living amongst his frog figurines, his clocks, and his t ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Would you give up everything you were familiar with to become a supersoldier, killing aliens on other planets? Old Man’s War is a soldier’s story, a ...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
The Metamorphosis
I don’t know why I thought reading Kafka might be difficult. The Metamorphosis is just a story about a guy who wakes up as a beetle. A very large bee ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
Lucky Bastard
3.5 stars
I started out not liking LUCKY BASTARD, S.G. Browne’s third novel after BREATHERS and FATED. I couldn’t (and still can’t) stand the sex-obses
May 07, 2012
May 01, 2012
I just don’t get this book. HARM, by the science-fiction writer Brian W. Aldiss, is about a man who is being tortured and in his delirium imagines tha ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Odd Interlude #3 (Odd Thomas, #4.3)
This novella in three parts is the fifth entry in the Odd Thomas series, following ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, BROTHER ODD, and ODD HOURS. I love reading ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
By Grit and Grace: Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West
As a history buff, I found BY GRIT & GRACE: Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West (Fulcrum Publishing) to be informative about the women profi ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Weedless Widow (Antique Lover, #2)
Deborah Morgan’s THE WEEDLESS WIDOW (Berkley Prime Crime), is her #2 entry in her Antique Lover’s Mysteries series. The series stars Jeff Talbot as an ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, #2)
POISON SLEEP is the second book in the Marla Mason urban fantasy series, and it’s almost as good as the first. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5.
Dec 2008
Nov 24, 2008