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Malinky Robot: Collected Stories and Other Bits
3.70
it was amazing
I am so hooked. Sonny Liew's writing is as delightful as his art. While these are all short stories, there's so much *story* packed into them! If you ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
Green Monk
3.71
it was amazing
This was a cleanly told, brief little story. The plot was enjoyable, and clearly sets up a take-off point for a larger work, but I was most impressed ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
Entirely fascinating. It's set up as a nonfiction war history, but of course is about a war we've never had, thank god. The title sounds ridiculous, b ...more
not set
May 01, 2011
 
Take What You Can Carry
3.19
liked it
The two connected stories felt very disconnected from one another, to me. Looked at separately, I liked the quiet realizations of the boy in the prese ...more
Feb 09, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
 
Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Africa Edition
3.86
really liked it
Really enjoyable anthology collection, with a wide variety of storytelling and art styles. There are a few technical hiccups related to image quality ...more
Aug 03, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
 
Mister Sandman
3.67
really liked it
The story of a queer little family - encompassing both meanings of that word - and the secrets they've built their lives around. The style of this boo ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 30, 2011
 
Chiggers
3.38
really liked it
'Chiggers' shines a clear, empathetic light on teenage girls and their complicated friendships. Slice-of-life storytelling with Larson's touches of dr ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Crazy Papers
3.20
really liked it
Co-project of Jim Dougan, writer and Danielle Corsetto, artist. This is a very short but layered story involving twenty-somethings, relationships and ...more
May 28, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
Anya's Ghost
3.88
it was amazing
I love this graphic novel. Superb, clean storytelling with subtle layers! Emotive art, wonderful body language and really cool (but not over the top) ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
Little Star
3.55
it was amazing
Beautifully understated storytelling! At once true to life and meditative - there are a lot of complex ideas expressed so clearly here, I'm a little i ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
The Battlestar Galactica Storybook
4.00
I picked this up in a vintage store on a whim, basically. I'd never seen the original Battlestar Galactica but love both children's books, vintage boo ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 16, 2011
 
Cut
2.67
really liked it
A small book, well crafted and visually striking. The reader is very effectively kept in the dark until more than halfway through, cranking the tensio ...more
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
House of Leaves
4.13
did not like it
Finally gave up on finishing this. It was more an unsettling read than scary, but... yeah. Aside from the eerie factor I didn't really enjoy the book' ...more
Jan 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Pixu
2.91
liked it
Whoo! Dark. My copy is part 2 of the original printing; I have a feeling I really need to track down part 1 to really make sense of it all.
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
The Black Hole: A Pop-Up Book (Walt Disney Studios)
4.25
This was also picked up at a vintage store for fun - pop-up images are always fun, and these ones are pretty well put together. The colors are more br ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 16, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
I have to say, it was sublime. Set in Hitler's Germany, narrated by Death - infinitely gentle, and loves to watch the sky - and is the story of a girl ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 30, 2011
 
My Faith in Frankie
3.68
it was amazing
Another collaboration between Carey, Liew and Hempel - and just as fun. Where Re-Gifters existed firmly in reality, My Faith In Frankie is all about t ...more
Jan 2008
May 01, 2011
 
Koko Be Good
3.58
it was amazing
First of all, the book was bound beautifully. It's surprisingly hefty in your hands for how delicate it appears. Jen Wang's art is always so fluid and ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Adventures of Superhero Girl
3.93
it was amazing
Adorable, meaningful, beautifully colored, and with perfect comic timing!
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
 
Past Lies: An Amy Devlin Mystery
3.46
really liked it
I really ended up enjoying Past Lies. The mystery was tangled enough to be enjoyable, emotional motivations understandable, and the line work was so c ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 04, 2011
 
Wolves
3.92
really liked it
Very short, very bleak, slightly confusing, but lovely.
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Girls with Slingshots, Vol. 1
4.05
really liked it
The first 200 strips of Girls With Slingshots collected in a print edition with a smattering of extras and archival prehistory. The comic itself is gl ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 11, 2011
 
Caught Creatures
4.71
really liked it
Sweet and lovely, but not much story.
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies
3.68
it was amazing
Wacky and fun. This little faux manual, complete with shiny cover and page edges, contains "tips on defending planet Earth against alien invaders, nin ...more
Jan 2008
May 01, 2011
 
Funny Accent: A Novel
3.27
it was amazing
Thoroughly interesting. Frank, wry and strangely sincere, though the ending left me feeling a bit at loose ends. The mild lack of resolution fit the t ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 30, 2011
 
Re-Gifters
3.61
it was amazing
Oh, so much fun. I love Sonny Liew's art style, all fluid line work and unusual shapes. The story follows Dixie Seong through, oh, about a month of he ...more
Jan 2008
May 01, 2011
 
Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike
3.85
it was amazing
Lovely and weird, in the best way: a wild west fable that is vibrant, engaging and surreal. This is not a retelling of a story you know, but a world u ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
Adverbs
3.41
did not like it
The structure of this story is just too scattered for me - it really feels nothing like a novel. Individual turns of phrase were interesting, but over ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Good as Lily
3.59
really liked it
I've always liked the idea of meeting different versions of yourself, and here it was put to good use. Teenage Grace Kwon gets some help from herself, ...more
Jun 09, 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
I loved Ender's Game in high school, and still fondly reread it every once in a while. It is a very thought-provoking book, for me. Nicely complex sci ...more
not set
Apr 30, 2011
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