cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down arrow date read date added
 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
4.26
Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento sho ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
A Light in the Attic
4.33
Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento sho ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Choke
3.67
Chuck Palahniuk cannot end a book to save his life; none of the ones I've read were very satisfying in the end. But what he does do - extremely well - ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
3.79
In the late '80's / early-'90's, when the comics industry was going through another one of it's "growth spurts" that caused all sorts of chaos and spe ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2008
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.87
I'll be honest: A Confederacy Of Dunces probably didn't deserve a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

There, I said it.

BUT, this does not mean that you shoul
...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Rear Window - Story Collection
3.98
Cornell Woolrich is probably best known as the guy who wrote the story that became Rear Window (and possibly, to a lesser extent, the guy who wrote Th ...more
Mar 14, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento sho ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 1
3.82
The four trade volumes that make up this story were originally put out as a 30 issue series, and in reprinting them the story is presented chronologic ...more
Mar 05, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Reading Comics
3.67
There is no part of this book that wasn't fun to read, and I'm sure that for other comics fans similar to myself, that would be entirely true, too. Do ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2008
 
The Princess Bride
4.24
The first time I read this book, I fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. I really did believe that Goldman did love this book as a child, and that this ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
Justice League: A New Beginning
4.08
Strangely enough, not all comics became serious after the early-'80's industry decry that the medium was no longer for kids. Why it took this long for ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2008
 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
4.20
Chances are if you're interested in reading Persepolis, you probably already know what it's about. It's this kind of reputation that made me hesitant ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
Lobo: The Last Czarnian
3.88
This is a collection of the first four-issue run featuring the character of Lobo, a DC comics character that is half Wolverine and half Han Solo, with ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2008
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4.27
Since he first wrote Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller has been canonized in every possible way by every possible kind of comic fan. Which isn't bad; ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2008
 
The Metamorphosis
3.74
Nearly everyone can relate to this story, and in many ways, this represents a much more pervasive human condition than a romance might present. But so ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2008
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
Most people consider Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns series to be some of his best DC Comics work, but his version of the first year of Batman's ca ...more
not set
Feb 22, 2008
 
Conan: Book of Thoth
3.57
Conan: Book Of Thoth was originally published as four, 40 page comics as a spin-off of the monthly Dark Horse title. Kurt Busiek has written quite a f ...more
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
American Cinema American Culture - Second Edition (2nd Edition)
3.43
I read this book for a class on Hollywood Style. The book argues that American films developed as part of an "assembly line" mentality toward the medi ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2008
 
Perla la Loca
4.42
The Locas series (which this and two other books encompass) is a soap in Comic Form, primarily following two girls as they have various adventures tha ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.96
I seem to recall slogging my way through this book when I was in High School; at the time, everyone was. There is always an elite crew of Vampire-Fict ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
Trout Fishing in America
3.84
Tennis shoes have always bothered me, because I have never played tennis. As a kid I imagined that you only wore them when you played tennis, and even ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
Romeo and Juliet
3.72
I hated Shakespeare in High School, but I took a class in his stuff about three years ago and found out (to my surprise) that he was far more clever a ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2008
 
The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.
4.40
The Locas series (which this and two other books encompass) is a soap in Comic Form, primarily following two girls as they have various adventures tha ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2008
 
Maggie the Mechanic
4.19
The Locas series (which this and two other books encompass) is a soap in Comic Form, primarily following two girls as they have various adventures tha ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2008
 
Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 4
3.98
The four trade volumes that make up this story were originally put out as a 30 issue series, and in reprinting them the story is presented chronologi ...more
Mar 05, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
4.01
Scott McCloud makes a valiant effort to analyze and discuss the mechanics of comics, in the form of a comic. Yeah, I know.

While he does not fail outr
...more
not set
Feb 11, 2008
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.27
I read this book during my breaks when I worked at (insert corporate bookstore here). It took me a couple months, reading it in pieces like that. In t ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2008
 
1984
4.10
The first time I read this book, it was required for High School. I skipped the "book-within-a-book" section, and skimmed the last few chapters. Then ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.66
It is not easy to write a book called "A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius" and not be thought of as having a bit of an ego. And so what if he d ...more
not set
Feb 12, 2008
 
The Big Clock
3.79
While not a well known as work by Chandler or Hammett, Kenneth Fearing has composed a Hard-Boiled masterpiece that manages to keep readers turning pag ...more
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
Rss
« previous 1 3 4 5