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Twilight (Twilight, #1)
You don't even want to know what I thought of this book, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.

1. Why in the world do vampires want to be enrolled in high sch
Dec 2008
Dec 13, 2008
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
A mostly excellent collection of short stories, with the occasional poem thrown in. I admit I might have quick-read the last couple poems because I wa ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor
I enjoyed the portions of the book in which Greenfield focused on surviving the Holocaust and his acclimation to American society and culture. In much ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
While I enjoyed "Storykiller"--it's a fun, well-written fantasy romp--I couldn't help but be reminded of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" on nearly every pa ...more
Jun 16, 2014
May 22, 2014
Gentlemen of the Road
Quite a fun adventure story about, as Chabon describes in the afterword, Jews with swords. I very much enjoyed the swashbucklingness into which Chabon ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
The Girl Who Would Be King
A really fun, well-written book about two young women with extraordinary powers. A coming-of-age tale with lots of punching and teen angst. Definitely ...more
Dec 2012
Oct 01, 2012
Night Life (Nocturne City, #1)
Interesting story and characters, though not especially new to the genre. Kittredge certainly has a unique voice. One that uses words like "dickhead" ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 15, 2008
G.I. JOE: Cobra - The Last Laugh
Surprisingly good reintroduction to the GI Joe universe. Compelling and realistic. Very impressive for a concept created as a toy line back in the '80 ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
Starstruck (Starstruck, #1)
I admit to a certain bias, as I know the author, but I really thought this was a wonderful fiction debut. Rachel's writing has always been entertainin ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 19, 2013
Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
Such a wonderful book. Nearly broke my heart a couple times, the characters are so well-written and the art so exquisitely rendered.
Jan 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire
I used to love the X-Men, but I haven't read any of their in-continuity stories for while (i.e. Joss Whedon's book doesn't count). Ed Brubaker, howeve ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 31, 2008
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
A very funny, highly entertaining story about one woman's journey through the dank, seedy (no pun intended) underbelly of working as a stripper for a ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2008
The Post-American World
An interesting, though relatively short, examination of America's place in the world, past, present and future, along with India and China, two countr ...more
Dec 2008
Aug 23, 2008
The Girl with All the Gifts
Deeply devastating from Page 1 through the end.
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Casanova, Vol. 1: Luxuria
One of the craziest, mind-bendingest comics I've read in a long time. Matt Fraction draws from a well deep with the poppiest of pop culture and some o ...more
Jul 2007
Jan 05, 2008
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
A wonderfully written, insightful indictment of what the American justice system has become.
May 02, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Ready Player One
The absolute geekiest book I have ever read.
Oct 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
What a wonderfully fun, imaginative sci-fi book. Scalzi tries really hard to put the "science" in "science fiction," but he doesn't forget to make the ...more
May 2008
Mar 29, 2008
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
So here's where the quest to kill God starts. After reading it, I was wondering why all those Christians were all up in arms over the first book. Now ...more
Jun 2008
May 05, 2008
This book was a fun little satire about the absurdity of, well, of the world, really. It takes some really nice shots at U.S. foreign policy and the m ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 30, 2007
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
What a great debut novel. I knew Carey could tell a tight, gripping, suspenseful, mystery/thriller/fantasy as a comic book, but he really shines in pr ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 03, 2008
The Other Side
In terms of Vietnam War stories, this comic is up there with "Platoon" and "Full Metal Jacket." It's as brutal and visceral as war gets, without actua ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 05, 2008
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
Man, where was this book when I was a kid? I would have loved reading this in middle school. Great characters, great adventure. I'm looking forward to ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy, #1)
What a wild and crazy ride. I've never really listened to My Chemical Romance and don't know if I ever will, but I know this for certain - I'll read a ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
Beautifully written, with a densely layered and intricate plot; interesting characters, with great, oftentimes funny, dialogue. Really just a marvelou ...more
Feb 2009
Sep 10, 2008
The Walking Dead, Vol. 04: The Heart's Desire
Getting better, but I'm still finding a good chunk of the dialogue to be not all that great, and the story and characters continue to be predictable.
Jan 2008
Jan 10, 2008
The Call of the Wild
I read this book so long ago, in, like, second or third grade. I remember really liking it back then. I've no idea if I'd still like it.
not set
Nov 06, 2007
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
This was a pretty fun book. While zombies are not exactly my forte, I now feel like I'm well-prepared for the eventual stumbling hordes.
Feb 21, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
Too Cool to Be Forgotten
Not as long as Robinson's previous graphic novels, but just as engrossing. Makes you look at your high school years in a whole new light.
Jul 2008
Jul 24, 2008
The New York Four
Brian Wood's writing is excellent and Ryan Kelly really outdid himself with the art. A beautiful book. Made me want to go to NYC.
Jul 2008
Jul 13, 2008
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