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"I'm not that knowledgeable about the older versions of various comic characters, but talking about them being sexless, or the central fantasy being power vs powerless... Brubaker's Winter Soldier and the fact that Steve has clearly had a sexual relationship with Sharon Carter would contradict that, and his portrayal in Steve Rogers: Super Soldier suggests that it's not so clear-cut anymore." Jul 12, 2014 10:08AM

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"I probably shouldn't be starting Yet Another Book, but never mind that. I'm intrigued so far -- it's actually reminding me of Alec from Swordspoint more than anything, with a touch of Guy Gavriel Kay's Diarmuid type." Jan 02, 2014 05:20PM

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Fire by Kristin Cashore
" In Dells, monsters abound. Most of them are predatory animals or birds, incredibly beautiful but with a dreadful ability to overwhelm human mind. Only one of the monsters of Dells is human – Fire, the seventeen-year-old protagonist of this novel.... " Read more of this review »
Nikki and 15 other people liked Lauren's review of Good Morning, Midnight:
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
" And I’ll look back at him because I shan’t be able to help it, remembering about being young, and about being made love to and making love, about pain and dancing and not being afraid of death, about all music I’ve ever loved, and every time I’ve... " Read more of this review »
Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block
" Every time I post a review of one of Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder novels, my strong temptation is always to begin by saying that this is one of my favorite books in the series. The problem is that I love every last one of them and so they're a... " Read more of this review »
Nikki and 47 other people liked Dan Schwent 's review of Kumquat:
Kumquat by Jeff Strand
" Beta-male Todd Bryan meets the girl of his dreams, Amy Husk, who shares his obsession with Exit Red, a long running television show. Turns out Amy has an inoperable brain aneurysm and not much of a shelf life left. Together, they go on a road trip... " Read more of this review »
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Y: The Descent of Men
by Steve Jones
read in August, 2014
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This book is another of Steve Jones' updates/responses to/homages to Charles Darwin's work. It's probably remarkably different in many ways, in terms of the content, but it is an interesting read. I do think Jones goes a bit too much into gender esse...more
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Elysian Fields by Suzanne  Johnson
Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans, #3)
by Suzanne Johnson (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Although I would normally hate jumping into a series in the middle, this doesn't seem to be a bad point to do so. There's a fair amount of exposition to get you settled in the world and up to date with the events of DJ's life. It slides along pretty...more
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Coral by Steve Jones
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Starting with coral and working his way around, Steve Jones covers a lot of different topics to do with evolution, geology, the environment, and the impact us humans are having on said environment. This was probably the most compelling of his books t...more
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X-Men by Warren Ellis
X-Men: Storm by Warren Ellis & Terry Dodson
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read in August, 2014
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This Storm comic seems to rely on other events surrounding it, and certainly expects you to be up to speed on who everyone is -- at least in the first issue. It actually gets a bit more explanatory later on in the volume, which confused and then bega...more
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Jurassic Mary by Patricia Pierce
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I couldn't resist grabbing this when I came across it randomly in the library. I was hoping for more books on dinosaurs, but I'll take a biography of an amazing female scientist any day. The unfortunate thing about Mary Anning is that she wasn't trea...more
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