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John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
(WARNING: The following is not a well-balanced, conscientious review.)

John Dies at the End dies before it even reaches the first chapter.

The story - s
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Nov 08, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
 
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People
4.31
“To me, if we never got further than this, it would be heaven.”

Reverend Jim Jones sat on his throne at the pavilion before a thousand or so displaced
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Jan 11, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
The Stranger Beside Me
4.13
TED BUNDY WAS, to Ann Rule, the sort of low-maintenance manner of friend with whom one conversed once in a great while, just to exchange news or perha ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex
3.14
Without a doubt, this is one of the cruellest books I've ever come across.

The concept – the pointing out of various personality/wardrobe flaws which r
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Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
Mister B. Gone
3.32
"Burn this book," insists the narrator of this particular book.

Being a demon of some effect, narrator Jakabok Botch demands that the reader cease rea
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Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
4.12
Nate Wright is actually rather a cruel character. I was tremendously disappointed in the kid. Reading him saying that "Mrs. Godfrey is fat!" and then ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
Science Verse
4.03
A concept whose time has not come...
Science Verse is fairly dumb.
Lessons taught on the perimeter
Of bad iambic pentameter
Does not hearty reading make -
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Jun 16, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family
2.93
When she was 20 years old, author Kathryn Harrison's estranged father kissed her on the lips - with tongue.

When she was 16 years old, subject Jody Gil
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Apr 26, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer
3.78
Sheriff David Reichert, according to a variety of well-informed sources, made a damn fine detective. Unfortunately, he does not make a damn fine write ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
 
The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
4.40
Setting aside the text of H. P. Lovecraft's included tales (“The Rats in the Walls,” “The Colour Out of Space,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and “At the Moun ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 25, 2009
 
Frankenstein Unbound
3.28
In the year 2020 (so begins Frankenstein Unbound), a great war has created cataclysmic conditions on Earth. Nuclear warfare between warring nations ha ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category
3.76
Amazingly, McSweeney's has invented yet another hipster trend – that of the genre being “humourous without being funny.”

No, the magazine itself was no
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Dec 08, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
 
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
3.92
"All points of view should be available to students studying the origins of mankind," said president-reject John McCain in a 2005 interview. The conte ...more
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
Please Release
3.85
To be an autobiographical cartoonist, one has to have some level of egoism and/or hubris to imagine that others would be willing to spend the time del ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
 
Cowboy and Octopus
3.74
The unlikely friendship of a cut-out doll Cowboy and a culled comic strip Octopus has an inconceivable variety of manifestations and mishaps. The auth ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Awkward and Definition: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag
3.68
Comes a time when authoring a completely objective book review becomes all-but-impossible. Awkward and Definition came to me as a gift to myself; havi ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Cola Madnes
4.00
Cola Madnes (sic) appears to be a thinly-veiled commentary on the excessive culture of modern society, projected against a backdrop of convention and ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
How NOT To Draw Manga Pocket Manga Edition (How to Draw Manga)
3.56
As with many forms of popular entertainment, manga is not without its share of formulaic, stilted examples of its genre. In Chris Reid and John Kantz' ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio, #1)
3.64
This is one snooze of a book. Given that it deals in mysticism, magic, dragons, giants, and evil knights, that's quite the accomplishment.

The first in
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Jul 07, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
 
Scary: A Book of Horrible Things for Kids
4.12
Beyond a doubt, the single most horrifying book I have yet to read.

The book delves into infamous murders and instances of cannibalism - for kids! Forg
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Jul 21, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Report Of The Warren Commission On The Assassination Of President Kennedy
3.18
There is no grassy knoll in the Warren Commission Report. There are no mysterious "magic bullets" or recitations of "Back and to the left." There are ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time
3.46
"It's all true!" barked a passer-by who happened to catch me reading Preston Nichols' The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time at a sidewalk cafe. "Ev ...more
May 12, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
Defending Gary: Unraveling the Mind of the Green River Killer
3.81
To call Defending Gary a harrowing read would be as great an understatement as to say Green River serial killer Gary Ridgway was merely "prolific."

Wit
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Mar 21, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
 
Every Woman's Nightmare: The Fairytale Marriage and Brutal Murder of Lori Hacking
3.01
"When the story is all over," exclaimed the editorial page of the Salt Lake Tribune in mid-2004, "it might, in the hands of a perceptive writer, make ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
 
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare
3.89
The original title, The Milwaukee Murders, fit this book better than the more generic, more ubiquitous The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare ...more
May 03, 2009
May 03, 2009
 
Gimmick!, Volume 1
4.04
Gimmick! revolves around one of the most basic concepts of modern Manga: a protagonist does one thing, and does it well. Kohei Nagase is not a spots p ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
Zombie
3.33
Going beyond the psyche of "the monster," Joyce Carol Oates invites herself into the mind of a murderer, thus making him downright human again. A whol ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
NHS Hawaii Pocket Manga Volume 1 (Ninja High School: Hawaii)
4.00
Filled with non-stop humour, "Ninja High School: Hawaii," volume 1, reprints one of the finest story arcs in the indie comic book's publication histor ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
Tallulah in the Kitchen
3.50
For Tallulah, the pancake-flipping feline protagonist of Tallulah in the Kitchen, the rules are a little different from those outside the picturebook' ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
 
Madtown Hospital: Volume 1
JTK
3.67
Imagine a hospital where nosocomial infections spread rampant, patients frequently die on the table, members of the staff are assaulted (and, in one i ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
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