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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Wow...evokes thoughts of BATTLE ROYALE and THUNDERDOME. I can't remember the last time a book had me staying up late and getting up early in the hopes...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 07, 2011
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
They say there is a danger in burning too bright too fast. Think about any teen idol who turns into a cautionary tale of sex and drugs before their tw...more
Aug 08, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition
As I tore into Jonathan Rosenbaum’s collection of essays with a great deal of vigour. I wasn’t all that well versed with his writing, nor had I even l...more
Jun 06, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Film After Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?)
"I believe in the importance of remembering where we've been, and understanding our past. Furthermore, I believe our recent past holds just as much va...more
Mar 18, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning
One of my best friends gave this to me as a birthday gift. She hadn't read it, but saw an interview with the author on The Hour and thought it sounded...more
Jun 17, 2009
May 31, 2009
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
In the two years since i started borrowing library books again, this is the first novel I've read that has made me want to go out and buy myself a cop...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Films like JULES AND JIM and BREATHLESS proved great inspiration for filmmakers like Arthur Penn, Robert Benton, and Mike Nichols.

It all came to a hea...more
Oct 07, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands (Fables, #6)
I'm beginning to think that the key to any successful graphic novel series is an end date, with 60 issues or so being the sweet spot. Keeping up with...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons (Fables, #5)
Mostly moves pieces around the board, but a good set-up for what's to come.
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
Making Movies
This past week, I was given a crash course. I was taken through every piece of the process, and offered a glorious understanding of how everything com...more
Jul 06, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Ralston's digressions through his earlier adventures had my attention waning, but after having seen 127 HOURS, I found this read to be a good companio...more
Jan 10, 2011
Dec 31, 2010
How the heck this book landed on the 1001 list is beyond me.
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
No Country for Old Men
It had been a good six or seven years since I'd read any Cormac, so I wasn't too sure what to expect when I picked this book up. Now that I've finishe...more
Oct 2007
Sep 18, 2007
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
I'm now fully prepared. Are you??
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Bono: In the Name of Love
Given that I've followed the band since I was about 13 years old, and likewise have read about a dozen books on Bono and the boys already, this volume...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Truly beautiful in a melancholy sort of way.
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons (Y: The Last Man, #8)
Not bad, but this volume sort of felt like it was moving pieces around the board for the story's endgame.
Jan 19, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Another delightfully twisted tale with a pretty good pay-off, and I'm pretty sure this one will rank up there as one of my favorites of Chuck's novels...more
May 2007
May 25, 2007
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
An interesting memoir, but for me it seemed to wane towards the end. To be fair, my disinterest in the conclusion might stem from the fact that I nurs...more
Sep 2007
Jul 08, 2007
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland (Y: The Last Man, #9)
Sews up a lot of loose threads as the finish line approaches. The end is nigh!
Jan 21, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Animal Farm
I find myself rather bummed out by how relevent this story continues to be.
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, # 2)
One of my all-time favorites. Gonna re-read it this summer for the first time since 1994.

After re-reading it, I still really love it, but not in the s...more
Jul 2007
May 22, 2007
Breakfast at Tiffany's: And Three Stories
I found that Holly came across with a lot less innocence and whimsy than the way she does in the movie. The whole story is amazingly well written, and...more
Jun 2007
May 31, 2007
Paula Spencer
I like the style, and I liked Paula's attempts to figure out what sort of woman she had become, but I wish the actual story had a bit more structure....more
Jun 2007
May 22, 2007
Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting
Filled with people who remind me that my own little vinyl collection really isn't that crazy.
Feb 03, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
A Clockwork Orange
Took me a chapter or two to get into the language style, but once I got into the groove the pages just flew. Rather dark, but absolutely amazing. Ever...more
Jun 2007
May 22, 2007
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
A truly satisfying end to a rather epic graphic novel series.
Feb 03, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Vernon God Little
A delightfully twisted look at the culture of butt-fuck-nowhere towns in the deep American south, not to mention the nature of media and the law today...more
Jun 2007
May 22, 2007
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
FANTASTIC book, a really amazing story about a complexed family during wartime...and a book that really got to the old comic-book-geek inside of me.
Aug 2007
Jul 08, 2007
Last Night in Twisted River
There's a lot of connective tissue to "Until I Find You", which I thought worked a lot better.
Feb 15, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
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