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Big Questions
4.13
it was amazing
Automatic favorite---I'm saving my pennies and buying me a copy.
Mar 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy
4.07
did not like it
whateva--shit you grow out of....
Oct 1989
Jan 24, 2012
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
it was ok
I don't care to ever revisit this one
not set
Aug 04, 2010
 
Space Odysseys
3.33
ooo! I love the cover art!
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The collection is from 1972 or so... I don't know when it was revealed that James Tiptree Jr. was a woman and not a
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not set
Jun 20, 2011
 
Tomfoolery: Trickery and Foolery with Words
3.97
it was amazing
1 piece of the puzzle
not set
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Color of Earth (Color Trilogy, #1)
3.78
liked it
chix, yo....
not set
May 09, 2014
 
Infinite Kung Fu
4.03
really liked it
So much fun. Really. A little folklore. A little Buddhist philosophy. A little funk. This is one for the bookshelves.
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
 
The machine gunners
3.87
really liked it
It took me 30 years to read and finish this--and it was worth it. Excellent World War 2 English homefront and coming-of-age story about kids running a ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
 
All-Star Superman: Volume 1
4.06
really liked it
For me, it's a great day to celebrate a good Superman story. I never dug the man of steel and his stories always came off as lame. One of the endless ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
The Lindbergh Child (A Treasury of XXth Century Murder)
3.86
really liked it
Geary's always been a favorite of mine--his deadpan pen and ink illustrations capturing something more witty and authentic than most comics do with ac ...more
Dec 26, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
 
Okko: The Cycle of Water (Okko, #1)
Hub
3.77
Nice art--if occasionally the crammed panels feel a bit busy
not set
Apr 13, 2009
 
Local
4.01
it was ok
NIce illustrations--some good chapters.
Really, I've read better. I got more out of Aya of Yop City--and I'm not from Ivory Coast.

Chester Brown's stuff
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Jan 05, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
 
Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
3.21
liked it
More of a 2 1/2 star book.
I'd give it a 3 because it's Jules Feiffer, of course and his work is brilliant!
But this story with its convolutions, dive
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Mar 02, 2015
Aug 26, 2014
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
4.09
liked it
Amazing art.
Not big on the story though...

6/7/13: Just re-read it: the art is still amazing. The story is too laden with symbolism and psychological m
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Jun 07, 2013
Mar 15, 2009
 
The Outlaw Album: Stories
3.80
really liked it
Most of these are not stories you want to read right before you go to sleep. That being said, Woodrell tells more about human nature in a handful of p ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
 
Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction
4.08
it was amazing
Essential!
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
 
The Beast of Chicago: An Account of the Life and Crimes of Herman W. Mudgett, Known to the World As H.H. Holmes
3.87
really liked it
This is a freaky true story--this is also the same story covered by "Devil in the White City" that true-crime account of the H.H. Holmes swindles/murd ...more
not set
Aug 30, 2008
 
Nazi Literature in the Americas
3.86
it was amazing
Read an excerpt in Harpers<\em>--decided I'd give it a go--also want to read Savage Detectives
Dec 2008
Nov 13, 2008
 
Nineteen Seventy Seven (Red Riding, #2)
3.85
really liked it
Once I'm through with the next two books, I think I may have to settle in for some far out SF to wash the dank scummy taste of late 20th century Leeds ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Oct 21, 2009
 
The Portable Frank
4.37
Trippy. Funny. Trippy.
I think I"m finally getting the hang of this...
not set
Jan 27, 2009
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.20
liked it
In brief: court intrigue 10,000 years in the future.
Very interesting story marred by occasional goofy turns of phrase and awkward pacing.
Of course, I'
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Feb 27, 2012
Aug 29, 2008
 
Shiloh
4.10
liked it
I'd have given it 4 stars if it weren't for the presence of Nathan Bedford Forest (Forrest? I better check that spelling)--just because a founding mem ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Aug 04, 2008
 
Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2)
3.86
it was ok
Mostly it was just a lot of talk, talk, talk.
And rumination after rumination: a lengthy epilogue to the previous book.
So, of course I'll pick up the n
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Nov 11, 2012
Aug 29, 2008
 
100 Months: The End of All Things
3.63
liked it
All I can say is:
"I'm sorry."
May 25, 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Buddha, Vol. 4: The Forest of Uruvela (Buddha, #4)
4.32
it was amazing
"No human is fortunate."
Apr 14, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
Children of the Wind
3.80
"Children of the Wind": low-key, moody tale of precocious, psychic twins up to no good. Homey prose and gradual pacing make for a very creepy story.
not set
Jan 14, 2012
 
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite
3.97
liked it
The X=Men meet Royal Tennenbaums.
Pretty good.
Buy it!
not set
Jul 04, 2009
 
The Collected Stories
4.45
I have a plan.
It's a big book.
I will read some of it.
Then more of it.
Then the rest of it.
Then start again.
That's the plan.
I mean, really, it's a big b
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not set
Aug 13, 2008
 
The Underwater Welder
4.04
liked it
I probably knocked it down a star because I had finished "I Kill Giants" earlier in the day. Both hit me where I live and left me nearly in tears by t ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
I Kill Giants
4.16
really liked it
Rule 620-B of the Reading Code: don't make me cry when I'm reading on the train. This one almost did, but I choked back the tears--and moments before ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Mar 06, 2012
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