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The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction
"This may or may not have been a buddy read with my bestest pal, Anne. I've lost track.

Tony Stark painted his original grey armor yellow because the grey one was scary and it made some kid cry. If that happened in his current capacity as director o..." Read more of this review »
"You're still giving too much away. Please just delete the entire review and use only the words "Good" or "Bad' as your review. Also, if I disagree wit...more "
Kemper and 12 other people liked Richard Vialet's review of Gone, Baby, Gone:
Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
“When I was young, I asked my priest how to get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God told His children; 'You are sheep among wolves, be wise as the serpent, yet innocent as doves.'”
This is by..." Read more of this review »
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré
"”What do you think spies are: priests, saints, and martyrs? They’re a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors too, yes; pansies, sadists, and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives. Do you think they sit l..." Read more of this review »
Kemper and 21 other people liked Jeff's review of Firestarter:
Firestarter by Stephen King

Damn hippy musicians!

This was a buddy read with my bestest pal, Firestar.

Stephen King sure as hell likes his characters with a heaping helping of psy-abilities. At the time of this writing, Carrie, ‘Salem’s..." Read more of this review »
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Stephen King
“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
Stephen King, Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

Raymond Chandler
“From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.”
Raymond Chandler, The High Window

I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

“Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you've got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.”
David Milch

Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

2013 Kemper Awards (Select)
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2012 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2011 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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2010 Kemper Awards (Humor)
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Description: My favorite books and other assorted crap from 2010.
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