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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain
3.88
not the best history, but a good primer for beginners like me. It has a very interdisciplinary approach, which I liked, and the play-by-play of "the i...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4.27
The best graphic novel ever put together, and years before people started plotting their work as graphic novels. I've read this book many times, and i...more
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Nov 24, 2008
 
Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 3: Ring Quest
3.88
Here I go again. When I first picked this one up, I was sure it would suck because the Laws of Graphic Novels state you can only have so many good vol...more
Dec 03, 2008
Dec 04, 2008
 
Moby-Dick
3.40
Alas, it seems Ahab's white whale is my own white whale. I've been trying to read this book for years. I pick it up, get into it, and then something e...more
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Nov 18, 2008
 
Green Lantern Corps: Recharge
3.77
For some reason, I'm a sucker for these Green Lantern Corps graphic novels. They're like space cops, but better. Sometimes the story is only okay, and...more
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Nov 18, 2008
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.12
This book is great. I got to it rather late in my sci-fi career, and (I admit) after watching the sci-fi channel adaptation. But I really liked it. I...more
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Apr 23, 2009
 
Divisadero
3.46
This novel is a bargain-it's a two-for-one. The first half takes place from the 1970s forward, and then about half way through the book, just disapear...more
Jan 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
Making the Corps
4.03
This book was researched/written about 3 years before I started working at Parris Island. Still, it's a great read for an ex-PI doc. Almost makes me w...more
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Apr 23, 2009
 
I Killed Adolf Hitler
3.99
This one is much better than The Living and the Dead. It's less about Hitler and more about how we change with long periods of aging and love and assa...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Couch
3.40

I quit this book. I just couldn't get motivated about these characters or where they were going. Maybe it turns in to a great book in a few chapters,...more
Nov 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Billy Budd, Sailor
3.03
Now I can finally say I've read Billy Budd. Or as I shall now refer to it: One-Punch Billy and the Tragic Consequences of Speech Impediments in a Time...more
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty
4.22
I love the concept: exploring the work and relationship of Gotham City's police force to Batman. I own and would recommend
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Nov 19, 2008
 
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
4.02
I don't know if this guy won the Nobel for this book or another one, but it was powerful. I wasn't expecting a post-colapse/The Roady-type book, but t...more
Nov 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Gotham Central, Vol. 2: Half a Life
4.31
This series continues to be good. The art has an old-fashioned noir feel that helps make the oddity of a super-villain showing up amongst ordinary cop...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 19, 2008
 
The Living and the Dead
3.83
Certainly not as good as The Left Bank Gang. This one can be read in about 5 minutes, and doesn't really add much to the zombie genre, if anything at...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Gotham Central, Vol. 5: Dead Robin
4.23
The final installment of this well done cop series. Bravo.
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul
3.81
I seem to be in a Batman phase.
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Dec 02, 2008
 
Gotham Central, Vol. 3: Unresolved Targets
4.26
By this point, I'm invested in the series and looking forward to the next two (and last) graphic novel installments. I would like to own this series.
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 19, 2008
 
The Left Bank Gang
3.94
recommended by Rob. This author has his own thing going on, and I like it.
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Nov 18, 2008
 
Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 1: To Be a Lantern
3.70
For some reason I love the cover of this one the best. If it wasn't such a total dork thing to do, I'd have it done big-mural style on my back as a ta...more
Jan 2007
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Way Through Doors
3.81
After a chaste diet of graphic novels and chemistry for dummies, I've finally fallen back into a good book.
(later)...This story/within a story/within...more
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Mar 20, 2009
 
23rd Precinct: The Job
3.83
Read this book because I wanted to read about being a cop. This book was good, but largely had a negative perspective. I learned a lot, but mostly I l...more
Jan 08, 2009
Dec 09, 2008
 
The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
4.10
I was looking for a new graphic novel with Gus down at Golden Age collectables, and I came across this. Maybe it's because we just watched Kung Fu Pan...more
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1)
4.15
I'm a big fan of post-apocalyptic lit, so this series filled the bill, Bill. This is one of those ideas where you wonder: Last man on earth. Why didn'...more
Jan 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
In the Lake of the Woods
3.76
I tried reading this a few years ago, but couldn't get into it, probably because it wasn't directly a Vietnam book like his others. But with the curre...more
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Nov 18, 2008
 
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
3.95
I have Africa on the brain.
(later)...Haven't picked this book up for over a month, but it still sits in that special spot on my bookshelf reserved fo...more
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Jan 20, 2009
 
Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 2: The Dark Side of Green
3.90
Continuing my fascination with the Green Lantern Corps. The first half of this book is great, the second half, so-so. What is it with me and the GLC?
not set
Nov 18, 2008
 
Going After Cacciato
3.90
Another O'Brien classic. I read this one in Kuwait, waiting to cross the border into Iraq in Feb. 03. This is the book that turned me on to Tim O'Brie...more
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Jan 25, 2008
 
Chemistry for Dummies
3.67
I can't even remember if I ever took chemistry in the first place. Maybe junior high. This is definitely the level of chemistry reading I need.
not set
Feb 17, 2009
 
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
3.94
A lot like The Things They Carried.
not set
Jan 25, 2008
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