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Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow
4.60
it was amazing
A fantastic book. A real insight into Green Arrow's history!
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Aug 09, 2017
 
Miracleman Book Four: The Golden Age
4.01
it was amazing
Brilliant. Gaiman at his most poetic and lyrical, teasing implications of Moore's earlier work into often touching and philosophically meaningful tale ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
 
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
4.40
really liked it
This fun book reads fast and is written in clear, boiled-down language. Much of it's quite gripping and often quite hilarious. It does indeed read lik ...more
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
Glamorama
3.47
it was amazing
GLAMORAMA is really split into two halves.

The first part, which could stand as its own brief novel, is about the length of LESS THAN ZERO, but set in
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Dec 10, 2011
 
Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters
3.88
it was amazing
This is an excellent book for people who wish to understand the Batman TV series better. It's a series that's much maligned, but it's also one that ca ...more
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Dec 13, 2011
 
Spanking the Maid
3.67
it was amazing
This experimental novella has almost no plot, yet is enthralling. Scenes repeat again and again, altered each time, and words take on new meanings wit ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
 
Dead Animals
4.32
it was amazing
An excellent collection of short stories, in which darkness is balanced by literary subtlety. Each one will have you thinking after you're through. Hi ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen
3.75
it was amazing
This is a superb and concise collection of thoughtful essays on Watchmen by some of the biggest names in comics scholarship, along with some qualified ...more
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Jan 06, 2012
 
Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes
3.88
it was amazing
This is a great anthology, covering the whole of Legion history through the Threeboot. (Outside of L.E.G.I.O.N. / R.E.B.E.L.S., that is.) It has major ...more
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Dec 13, 2011
 
Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3)
3.72
really liked it
After the success of the movie version of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the reclusive Harris offered this sequel, which has met with mixed reviews.

Don't belie
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Dec 16, 2011
 
Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters
3.88
it was amazing
On Kindle at last!
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Mar 13, 2012
 
Indignation
3.69
it was amazing
Roth is indisputably one of the finest, most important novelists from 1950 on. But don't believe his best days are behind him. What's most impressive ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
 
Dune Messiah
3.86
really liked it
DUNE's the one everyone celebrates, and it's certainly unique and the most influential. But it's also famously long and plodding, for better and for w ...more
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Feb 02, 2012
 
Lolita
3.88
it was amazing
LOLITA became a success because of its "scandalous" content. The truth is that it's a lot more unique for its style, which is incredibly lush and beau ...more
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Jan 09, 2012
 
High-Rise
3.67
really liked it
This is essentially an urban Lord of the Flies story, about social breakdown in a high-rise apartment building. But Ballard takes this up a notch, exp ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Ministry of Space
3.72
it was amazing
MINISTRY OF SPACE is a marvel. It is, at its heart, a peon to the dreams of the past: to the wonder of the Space Age, when all seemed possible... and ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
it was amazing
This is a speedy little novel, a glimpse into the lives of the directionless and affluent during a break from school. It's propelled forward by its pr ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
 
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth
4.10
really liked it
Some might regard JIMMY CORRIGAN as little more than an exercise, an experiment with comics form. And it's true; there's plenty of that, enough to mak ...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
3.74
really liked it
If you think postmodern techniques such as shifting narratives started in the 20th century, you haven't read TRISTRAM SHANDY. This is a masterpiece ev ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
4.37
it was amazing
Sappho's one of history's finest writers, yet little of her work survives. This book takes every single surviving fragment and endeavors to translate ...more
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Jan 10, 2012
 
The Ambassadors
3.65
liked it
A masterpiece of detail, where every word communicates class and personality and multiple meanings. That makes this book hard going and slow, but it's ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Oleanna
3.63
it was amazing
This is a classic play that interrogates feminism and political correctness in academia. That said, it's not unrealistic or unfair. As a matter of fac ...more
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Dec 19, 2011
 
Lolita: The Book of the Film
4.32
really liked it
About as close to a perfect adaptation of LOLITA as possible. Impressive work, and much more faithful than Nabokov's own adaptation (which Kubrick loo ...more
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Jan 09, 2012
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
it was amazing
Hitchens was by far the best writer of the current crop of atheists. He's not a scientist, and that's to his benefit. As a result, his sentences are o ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
 
The Enchanter (Vintage International)
3.64
it was ok
This is mostly cited as a precursor to LOLITA, and that's entirely just. This isn't a bad novella, but it doesn't resonate and become greater than the ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
 
Lolita: The Screenplay
3.88
liked it
Read the novel first (preferably in the annotated edition). Then read Nabokov's fascinating screen adaptation of his celebrated novel. It's different, ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
 
Bartleby The Scrivener: A Story Of Wall Street
3.90
it was amazing
This is one of the best and most memorable short stories you'll ever read. It's also aged exceptionally well: its older prose style suits its content ...more
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Dec 11, 2011
 
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America
3.81
really liked it
Hajdu is a brilliant writer who understands the power of the anecdote to move his audience. He also understands that history is a story, and it's thro ...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
4.05
it was amazing
Devastating. If you're not familiar with evolutionary psychology, this will mess with your mind. You'll struggle with its ideas, trying to find a way ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
 
Stranger Kisses (Gravel, #2)
3.48
it was amazing
To me, this is the clear standout of the GRAVEL series. It's as gonzo as any of the others, and it makes the "combat magician" idea clear, without rev ...more
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Dec 10, 2011
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