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My Life
3.71
I put this book under the fiction bookshelf for a reason. I read this book for a class on Bill Clinton's foreign policy (ok, most of the book. I skipp ...more
Oct 2005
May 22, 2007
 
Wifey
3.35
Wifey tries hard to be The Awakening. It tries and it fails. Where The Awakening had a somewhat sympathetic protagonist, Wifey's main protagonist is ...more
Jul 2006
May 22, 2007
 
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
4.09
This was my favorite book when I was a child. I read it over and over again, memorizing every line, and taking in every lesson about vanity that Dr Se ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2007
 
Action Philosophers Action philosophers!: the lives and thoughts of history's A-list brain trust told in a hip and humorous fashion, Vol. 1
3.97
Plato Smash!

The idea of having Plato speak like The Hulk might sound ridiculous in a book that claims to be (at least somewhat) historically accurate
...more
Jun 2007
Jun 29, 2007
 
Brain Droppings
4.12
basically it's a bunch of his stand ups bits in a book. Some stuff is funnier when written instead of spoken, but other things work better in their or ...more
Sep 2002
May 29, 2007
 
Wanted
3.71
Yeah, the movie is going to be nothing like this...

I think I can't objectively judge Mark Millar's work anymore because I've been tainted by him too m
...more
May 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
3.19
The Dark Knight Returns didn't need a sequel. In fact, having a sequel completely defeats the purpose of The Dark Knight Returns, and demeans its valu ...more
Jan 2006
May 23, 2007
 
A History of Underground Comics
4.00
There are always the nay-sayers who push comic books off as being low-culture, pure saccharine entertainment, and maybe for a good while that was comp ...more
Aug 2005
May 23, 2007
 
The Ultimates, Vol. 2: Homeland Security
4.14
The problem with The Ultimate Universe in Marvel comics is that the people who will get the most out of the stories are the ones who know the original ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 12, 2008
 
Kid Eternity
3.37
a little confusing, but I guess we should expect that from Grant Morrison. This is one of his lesser-works, but is still pretty interesting. Looking a ...more
May 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Shortcomings
3.63
I'm not sure if it is a good thing or not that this book reminded me an awful lot of my last relationship. The characters seemed at times too real to ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
Human Target
3.65
Looking back, The Human Target is the perfect character for Peter Milligan to tackle. The questions about identity, becoming other people, how much ca ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 28, 2008
 
The Ultimates, Vol. 1: Super-Human
4.11
An interesting re-imagining of the Avengers. The Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics in general plays off the characters being in a less "comic booky" ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Final Night
3.43
Final Night is a good, fun comic that attempts to correct the problems that were created by Zero Hour. It's a very enjoyable book, with an interesting ...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
4.00
Anyone who ever said they think comics are stupid; comics are for kids; or comics aren't art need to read this book.

McCloud simply and clearly lays o
...more
Jan 2005
Jun 15, 2007
 
I Killed Adolf Hitler
3.97
in the end, this book is not really about a hired hitman going back in time to assassinate Adolf Hitler so much as it is a story about two time-displa ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
You Can't Get There from Here
3.70
Jason can take even an overdone concept and make it fresh again. This darkly-humorously love story between a Frankenstein Monster, his Bride and his C ...more
May 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
4.05
You know, for the amount of times I quote Lester Bangs, it's really embarrassing that I haven't actually tried to read this book until now. I have a f ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2008
 
Batman: Death and the Maidens
3.62
I love Rucka, but this isn't his best work. It might be because I've never really cared for Ra's Al Ghul that much. Whatever, it's still really well w ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 17, 2008
 
Why Arnold Matters: The Rise Of A Cultural Icon
2.18
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the personification of the American Dream. Think about it: poor Austrian boy comes to America and becomes a rich movie star g ...more
not set
Jan 31, 2008
 
The Physics of Superheroes
3.87
A fascinating piece of on trying to explain how superheroes like Superman and Cyclops and the Atom could actually function in the real world. Definite ...more
Jan 2008
May 23, 2007
 
The Question, Vol. 2: Poisoned Ground
3.99
Potentially better than volume 1. Here O'Neil is done remaking The Question for the DC Universe and the 80s, and just focuses on telling noirish stori ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 12, 2008
 
Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
3.11
I tried to read this. I really did. It's just so tedious. And I think that the fact that I HAVEN'T read any of Tolkien's books doesn't help in my unde ...more
not set
May 24, 2007
 
It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music
3.49
Well, I know she has good taste in music because I normally read her reviews. Her writing is alright, but I'm not sure if it can sustain a full length ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2008
 
Exit Wounds
3.58
The second half of the book is what pushed it from being an enjoyable 3 star review to a brilliant 4 star review. The last scene alone is a perfect (e ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 24, 2008
 
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life
4.38
One of the best comics I had ever read. A must-read for any fan of technology and the human body or the media's effect on people and politics.
Jan 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan
3.79
I'm probably never going to read this, but I'm very intrigued to find out how 1960's Japan interpreted Batman.
not set
Aug 24, 2008
 
The Last Musketeer
3.86
Probably my least favorite book by Jason, which means it's still better than most other books on the shelves.
Aug 2008
Aug 24, 2008
 
Ulysses
3.73
I stare at this book every day and cower because of it's size. I must read it. I must.

Someday.
not set
May 22, 2007
 
Lost at Sea
3.75
Scott Pilgrim (so far) has been brilliant, so I need to check out O'Malley's older work.
not set
Aug 17, 2008
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