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In-N-Out Burger by Stacy Perman
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Not the most well-written book in the world (I found a few annoying errors), but it is pretty interesting to find out the backstory behind the renowned yet secretive In-n-Out family. Now you can be the guy who not only knows the secret menu, but also ...more
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Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 1 by Stan Lee
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If you were to divide up the early (1961-1963) Marvel superhero comics into "major" and "minor" series, the FF would definitely land on the "major" side of the ledger. Shortly before reading this, I read the first volume of the Essential Thor, which ...more
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
read in July, 2008
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I didn't read this until I was in my thirties, and I found it pretty disappointing. I am not a fan of the flowery language. "It's like jazz!" Okay, well, I'm not a big fan of jazz, either. Fitzgerald never met an adjective or adverb he didn't like. I ...more
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Essential Thor, Vol. 1 by Stan Lee
Essential Thor, Vol. 1
by Stan Lee
read in April, 2011
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I love having the Essentials series for historical purposes, but like others have said, this volume illustrates how clearly it took a while for the Thor series to come into its own. For the first couple of years Thor's adventures were frustratingly e ...more
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From a Cause to a Style by Nathan Glazer
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I'm sympathetic to the sentiment of this book --- that modernist architecture's claims to represent the common man's aesthetic went terribly awry --- this book disappointed my hopes that it would be the all-in-one smackdown of modernism. It suffers f ...more
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Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed
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This is Bloom County at the height of its powers, from July 1984 to February 1986. Bill the Cat runs for President. Cutter John and Opus get lost in a flying wheelchair on a mission to zap the South African ambassador with a ray that turns him black, ...more
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Le Sceptre d'Ottokar by Hergé
Le Sceptre d'Ottokar (Tintin #8)
by Hergé
read in January, 2011
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I'm reading through the Tintin albums in roughly chronological order, and this is the best one yet. The country profile of Syldavia is wonderfully rich, and the story relies less on coincidence and more on Tintin's intelligence and pluck.
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The Black Island by Hergé
The Black Island (Tintin, #7)
by Hergé
read in December, 2010
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