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The Hobbit (Graphic Novel)
4.48
I picked this up on a Tolkien-high, interested in reading the graphic adaptation of the beloved novel it was based on. It had been a while since I rea...more
Sep 21, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
The Third Bear
3.94
Jeff VanderMeer's The Third Bear has been on my TBR pile for quite a while now. I've never read anything by the author, though his highly acclaimed no...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Inheritance
4.04
Say one thing for Christopher Paolini, say he finally finished his Inheritance Cycle. Beginning back in 2002 with Eragon, the series finally drew to a...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jul 05, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.37
The Book Thief is a powerful book. It's a book that I would call beautiful and epic and unique. With personified Death as the narrator, the story is t...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Shadowland
2.94
[Note: This review is identical to my review of Shadowland: Daredevil , as the two are intertwined through a cross-over event.]

To be fair, I was warne...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
The Dresden Files, written by Jim Butcher, has been around since 2000. The series has been very well received, winning many fans to the currently 12-b...more
Jul 02, 2010
Oct 16, 2009
 
Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others (Hellboy, #3)
4.20
The Chained Coffin and Others is different from the previous two volumes in the Hellboy saga. Volume 3 is a collections of small vignettes that re-tel...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
 
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
4.22
"But if I decide to decide there’s a different, less selfish, less lonely point to my life, won’t the reason for this decision be my desire to be less...more
Sep 07, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Daredevil, Vol. 2: Parts of a Hole
3.86
Straight on the spandex-heels of the introductory arc to the rebooted Daredevil franchise comes a much more improved arc titled Parts of a Hole. Parts...more
Jan 19, 2012
Nov 30, 2011
 
The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue
4.22
Will Eisner is a rather significant individual in the history of the graphic novel, as well as the comic world at large. He is, after all, sometimes r...more
Jun 2011
May 24, 2011
 
Shadowland: Daredevil
2.92
[Note: This review is identical to my review of Shadowland , as the two are intertwined through a cross-over event.]

To be fair, I was warned. The tru...more
Jul 03, 2012
Nov 30, 2011
 
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
4.16
Second Review (August 2011)
I first attempted The Great Hunt a year ago, and I threw it aside with contempt and loathing. The second time I dove back i...more
Aug 24, 2011
Nov 16, 2009
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.91
The Tales of Beedle the Bard serves as a supplement to the Harry Potter series. This book is first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows....more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.15
Blood and ashes, what a book. The Eye of the World, the seminal volume of Robert Jordan's masterpiece epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time, was relea...more
Jun 30, 2010
Nov 16, 2009
 
Batman: Haunted Knight
3.83
The Long Halloween is probably my favorite Batman comic I've ever read. The art is beautiful and the story is gripping. Haunted Knight is in the vein...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
Spider-Man Noir
3.70
I've been a Spider-Man fan for most of my life. There's just something about that smart-mouthed Peter Parker and the villains he faces. Spider-man Noi...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
Room
3.95
Fascinating and terrible to endure. Sickening that this kind of stuff really happens. A little prolonged suspension of disbelief required, and a touch...more
Apr 09, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror (Tales of Terror, #1)
3.94
Christopher Priestley's Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror is the kind of book that begs to be read aloud, with a British accent, and in the dark of nig...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #1)
3.84
The Fate of the Jedi series takes place two years after the chaos and destruction caused by Darth Caedus. Chief of State Natasi Daala brings charges a...more
Oct 11, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 2
4.03
These are the first two stories I've read by Lovecraft, and they were both eerie and strange. "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" takes a few paragraphs to ge...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Scary Stories #1)
4.00
Perhaps the reason I've an affinity for dark & twisted art lies with a trio of books I read as a child. Alvin Schwartz is most known for his colle...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
3.92
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? is a swan song to Batman. Written by Neil Gaiman, the two-part comic is set in the back of a bar on Crime All...more
Oct 05, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
Read and Share Toddler Bible (Read and Share (Tommy Nelson))
4.42
This book is a Bible for young children, full of beautiful illustrations and wonderful stories. Created to share the Word of God with toddlers, it ser...more
Aug 2009
Sep 27, 2010
 
Stuff Christians Like
4.15
You don’t have to be a Christian to read Stuff Christians Like (SCL) and enjoy it. It even says so in the book. This book, written by John Acuff, is a...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
Wolverine Noir
3.24
I’ve pretty much been a Wolverine fan my entire life, mostly because we both share the name Logan. But the man’s got a wild sense of righteousness and...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
4.18
I first read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever when I was in 4th grade. I don't remember anything about that read-through. Then, last week, my wife got...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
Anansi Boys
3.96
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman, is a strange book. Like its cousin American Gods, I didn’t quite understand everything that happened along the way, but I...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
 
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
4.06
Grasping God's Word is a mammoth of a book. It's used as a textbook for seminarians and other students of the bible. Me, I'm just a Sunday School teac...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
House
3.09
House, by Josh Simmons, is a silent graphic novel. From the back cover,

Josh Simmons' first original graphic novel is a haunting, entirely wordless st
...more
May 03, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
3.93
Had me a bit of a 16 hour drive. Needed something to "read." This one kind of fell off the audio-shelf at the library. Been on my TBR a while anyway.

T...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
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