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Swag by Elmore Leonard
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Captain Marvel, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight
by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2015
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Carol Danvers first book as the new Captain Marvel. There's a lot of potential here, but this story falls a little flat. It's interesting--a time travel/origin story--but it comes at the expense of the expected super hero comic action.

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Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
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A nice overview of detective fiction with a heavy focus on British books and writers, particularly of the golden age of the genre between the World Wars. Interesting chapter on the American noir contribution.
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The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen
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My second favorite current series (behind Saga). The rules of the premise start to come into focus and we get a clearer picture of the book's landscape. And then the ending! What a game-changing twist.
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Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
Lords of the Sith
by Paul S. Kemp (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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An new "official" Star Wars canon novel is a fun little story that gives us Vader and the Emperor showing off their powers like we haven't seen before. Also, some needed insight into the newly transformed Vader. The Vader we meet int he movies is a f ...more
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Locke & Key, Vol. 6 by Joe Hill
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I had forgotten about not having finished this series. No fault of the material, just the nature of reading these things in collected volumes. Satisfying conclusion to the series and a solid read overall. Recommended.
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Locke & Key, Vol. 5 by Joe Hill
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks
by Joe Hill
read in October, 2012
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Getting to the end of the series ( I actually thought this was the final volume). The backstory of Rendell Locke, the cave, and the door is finally told in full, however at the price of moving along the story. I think it may have been better to revea ...more
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Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
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Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
Lords of the Sith
by Paul S. Kemp (Goodreads Author)
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Coates is a powerful writer, both passionate and rational, and may be the most important writer of the moment regarding race in this country. Here, he addresses his teen son on what it means to be a black man in society. I can't know, but I can learn ...more
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