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The Dark Knight Rises: Batman versus Catwoman
Very adorable short story, slightly adapted from the original The Dark Knight Rises script. Selina steals Martha Wayne's pearl necklace from Wayne Man ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
You really have to watch the feature film to appreciate the beauty of the narrative, visually and sequentially. As a print medium though, this is more ...more
May 09, 2009
May 08, 2009
American Vampire, Vol. 1
What a beautifully excecuted book, with stunning, brutal illustrations by Albuquereque and a taut thriller plot. This is what Twilight fans need to re ...more
Jan 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
In terms of narrative, this is one hell of a dilapidated ride, which may just be the point if you're reading Grant Morrison (who by the way, I still t ...more
not set
Sep 26, 2008
Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire
I probably wouldn't have bought this, except I was writing an essay review on NGV's Liquid Desire exhibition so it seemed logical (if a little expensi ...more
Aug 2009
Feb 02, 2010
George's Marvellous Medicine
This was another book my grade 3 teacher read to my class, every afternoon when we were tired from play-lunch. We loved the concoctions George would m ...more
Jan 1997
Dec 29, 2008
The Great Gatsby : a graphic adaptation by Nicki Greenberg of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I first heard about this book in an Age article last year. The very idea of a literary classic like The Great Gatsby being translated into a visual me ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2008
I feel guilty for finding this hot, even though the "hero" was quite simply a violent (oh wait, that means passionate, doesn't it?) eff-wit most of th ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design
This is a great, inspiring read into how the handmade phenomenon grew and evolved into a massive movement for independent artists and designers to enc ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, Vol. 1
OK, I absolutely adore Miller's 80s work; he has essentially shaped the psyche and persona of Batman as we know him today, but here he has really blow ...more
not set
Nov 01, 2008
The Land of the Incas
It's strange—I found this to be very engaging, even while the hero was pissing the hell out of me and the heroine was so wishy washy about her feeling ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Moonlight on the Nile (Harlequin Romance, #2300)
This has old school romance written all over it! The awesome kind, which is pretty rare. Better yet, the hero is NOT an exceedingly violent, pushy bas ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
An Inconvenient Husband
I really like the way van der Zee explores relationships. Sure, they do border on the melodramatic, but there is a solid foundation of truth within. C ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
Hot in Here
Holy heart fluttering heaven. Hot food and hot love, well it's hot all over.

The protags bugged me a bit with their on-off tendency, but they finally g
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
Bond of Destiny
I've liked Patricia Wilson's books before, but this one rubbed me the wrong way. Painful read. And the hero didn't grovel nearly half enough, not to m ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers
This is a very good helper for freelance designers (like myself) who aren't too sure what to include in a contract for a client, or indeed other relat ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter companion novel)
There is a fruity uniqueness about Kenyon's play on Greek mythology (srsly, Cupid and Psyche as punk rockers? Priceless!) but the whole premise of Jul ...more
May 15, 2009
May 22, 2009
Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)
Ohohoho, so this guy is the TRUE Batman, eh?

I really hoped I'd like this story because of the quasi-Batman origins, and well, I'm just a stickler for
Dec 09, 2013
Sep 02, 2012
Riding Wild (Wild Riders, #1)
Yowsers. I'd still go for Pamela Clare, but this is a hot one—and just the right length of words to hold my interest before boredom kicks in. In spite ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
Let the Night Begin (Brotherhood of Blood, #4)
The fourth book in the Brotherhood of Blood does not disappoint. I love how Kathryn Smith has somewhat defied the typical romance formula by giving th ...more
Jan 2008
Sep 08, 2008
Fatale, Vol. 4: Pray for Rain
While I loved this volume also, there's a definite sense of finality at the corners of the narrative. Either that or it feels a bit tired, which to be ...more
May 17, 2014
May 18, 2014
Not His Kind of Woman
Read this mainly for the angst and the chemistry – and there's plenty of it. The characters pretty much deserve each other (that's neither a complimen ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Vampire Princess Miyu, Vol. 01
The stories aren't riveting, but the artwork certainly is. What I love about this manga and the anime as well is the deep sense of melancholy it evoke ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Her Not-So-Secret Diary
Great mix of chemistry and angst – I thought Sophie's infertility angst was dangerously on the verge of being contrived, but I'm glad to say it was ha ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Stealing Utopia (Silk, Steel and Steam #1)
I think this story cements my opinion that steampunk stories should have the minimum length of a novel. It takes a lot to work up the world building a ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Nov 16, 2010
Batman: In Darkest Knight
This batshit crazy but truly excellent idea that Batman becomes Green Lantern is well told, although it feels very dated. At least Bruce feels a littl ...more
May 09, 2009
May 08, 2009
Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, #1)
I love books set in Melbourne. And 'Earthly Delights' is a delightful, fun mystery romp by the great Aussie crime writer, Kerry Greenwood (she was bor ...more
Dec 17, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Forbidden Wife
Rating: 1.5/5

This is deliberately based on Jane Eyre (part of Mills and Boon's four part series, all books based on English classics). I couldn't help
Jul 05, 2012
May 13, 2012
The River Lord (Harlequin Romance, #2079)
Same old barbaric overbearing man swooping woman off her feet in the last chapter of the book.

I tend to favour roms set in jungles and forests (it's s
Nov 02, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
Island Masquerade
Same old formula in which a liberated woman, done wrong in the past in-/directly by some other douchebag of a male, seeks revenge, only to fall in lov ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 12, 2010