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  #1521  
Old 05-10-2010, 12:13 AM
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
9/10
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:56 PM
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  #1523  
Old 05-12-2010, 03:36 PM

Jonah Hex Vol. 1: Face Full of Violence by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10


Jonah Hex Vol. 2: Guns of Vengeance by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1524  
Old 05-12-2010, 07:31 PM

Jonah Hex Vol. 3: Origins by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1525  
Old 05-12-2010, 09:53 PM

Jonah Hex Vol. 4: Only the Good Die Young by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1526  
Old 05-12-2010, 11:30 PM

Captain America Reborn Harcover

Marvel knows how to bring a superhero back in style. Very nice.
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  #1527  
Old 05-13-2010, 03:25 AM

Jonah Hex Vol. 5: Luck Runs Out by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1528  
Old 05-13-2010, 10:17 AM

Jonah Hex Vol. 6: Bullets Don't Lie by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1529  
Old 05-13-2010, 02:39 PM

Jonah Hex Vol. 7: Lead Poisoning by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
8/10
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  #1530  
Old 05-14-2010, 12:14 AM


This book plays out more like a movie than a book. I heard Steven Spielberg has the rights to this and is going to produce the movie version. It's not overly descriptive, action packed, and just a good summer beach read. I would have liked it to have been a little bit deeper but it was still a good read. Crichton's books are what got me into ready so I am sad that he has passed but he left us some great stories. I heard Steven Spielberg has the rights to this and is going to produce the movie version.

4/5
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  #1531  
Old 05-14-2010, 10:28 AM

Jonah Hex Vol. 8: The Six Gun War by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
9/10
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  #1532  
Old 05-15-2010, 01:08 PM


8.5/10
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  #1533  
Old 05-16-2010, 01:33 AM


8/10
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  #1534  
Old 05-16-2010, 08:21 PM

2.5/5

Not great. Meandering, abrupt, and sort of pointless.
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  #1535  
Old 05-16-2010, 09:00 PM
The Virgin's Promise: Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Spiritual, and Sexual Awakening

8/10

Any book that explores writing vivid characters is good in my eyes.
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  #1536  
Old 05-19-2010, 12:52 PM


My first comic or graphic novel I've read. Really liking it. The author has no problem killing off characters which is just what a zombie story needs.

5/5
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  #1537  
Old 05-19-2010, 09:04 PM


9/10
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  #1538  
Old 05-25-2010, 09:04 PM


8/10
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  #1539  
Old 05-27-2010, 12:51 AM


Really fun and a cool story.

4.5/5
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  #1540  
Old 05-27-2010, 10:41 AM
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader (Neil Gaiman, 2009)

Love the references.
8/10

Joker (Brain Azzarello, 2008)

Love the art.
8/10
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  #1541  
Old 05-29-2010, 04:29 PM


4.5/5
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:32 PM
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  #1543  
Old 06-04-2010, 05:57 PM
David Lynch: Beautiful Dark - Greg Olson

You know those soiree events where the douchey guy keeps trying to impress you or (mostly) your girl with his vast knowledge of all things art? That's the situation I felt after reading this -- with a little help from his editor, maybe I could've gleaned something through the spelling errors, constant repetition of things already mentione (I KNOW who Jack Fisk is, brother-in-law to Lynch, by the 20th time Olson gladly reminds me) and lopsided "analysis" of certain projects (an eternity and a day devoted to Twin Peaks, both the series and the film) and vast little for various other films (i.e. Lost Highway).
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  #1544  
Old 06-05-2010, 08:02 PM
Y: The Last Man

4/5
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  #1545  
Old 06-07-2010, 02:36 PM
Invincble

Invincible # 72. Truly one of the best comic books on the racks today. Kirkman & Ottley keeps the story at a quick pace, it's at times pretty funny & violent. Outshines any of the dreck that over-rated Brian Bendis has been churning out through the past decade.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Superman/Batman Annual #4
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  #1547  
Old 06-08-2010, 05:38 AM


This very aptly titled volume is a turning point for the series, in which it stops being just an amusing slacker comedy and pop culture blender and starts to offer some surprisingly insightful commentary on relationships, maturity, and the many different ways that people can mislead each other and themselves.

All of the characters start to slowly come to grips with the fact that they must reconcile the demands of an adult life with the trappings of the arrested, prolonged adolescence they're living in and decide how (or whether) they're going to finally embrace adulthood.

Also, it's damn funny, with some of the best visual gags in this always amusing series (Scott in the purse is one of those perversely hilarious images the memory of which had me chuckling at odd times during the day, sometimes to the discomfort of the people around me. Nice visual metaphor too; I guess that settles once and for all who is pulling all the weight in that relationship, at least at that point). A lot of the elements that bogged down the first half of the story, like the voluminous cast and sometimes annoying dialogue, have to a great degree been wrangled into submission (though are still sometimes troublesome).

It was a long while out the gate (much like its cast of characters), but with "Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together" this series finally reaches a level of quality that justifies its acclaim.
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  #1548  
Old 06-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Good book.
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  #1549  
Old 06-14-2010, 10:36 PM



A very fun book. It was also quite violent, just how I like my vampires. 8/10
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  #1550  
Old 06-17-2010, 12:40 AM
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

An singular, undeniable masterpiece, a totally mindblowing epic of weirdness. One of the best books I've ever read.
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  #1551  
Old 06-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk

'twas a'ight. Chuck's works are pretty indisinguishable, despite the different, "wacky" plotlines.
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  #1552  
Old 06-17-2010, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazy Boy View Post
Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk

'twas a'ight. Chuck's works are pretty indisinguishable, despite the different, "wacky" plotlines.
I got tired of him after reading two of his books (Choke and Survivor). Both were alright, but he got on my nerves. His style's too snarky and and his plots are too clever and "pointed", and it's all too deliberate. I could never shake the feeling he was dying to be this generation's Vonnegut.
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  #1553  
Old 06-22-2010, 12:42 PM


The Doomsday Key By James Rollins

This is an entertaining book but I'm just tired of the Sigma novels. The characters good and the stories are nice but it's just too generic now. Ever since The Da Vinci Code became such a huge hit the market has been flooded with historical fiction books. Rollins jumped on the bandwagon and created Sigma. It has boosted his popularity but I still like his stand alone first 4 novels way more. This book is no different from all the other Dan Brown look-a-likes out there. The first scene even has a priest getting killed in a church and branded with a historical mark. The rest of the book is the standard clue hunting search that takes the reader to many historical sites but this has all been done before. With that said the story is enjoyable and the writing is good but I just feel like nothing really new was brought to the table here. Good book/series for people who love Dan Brown's style but if you are looking for something different this is not it.

3.5/5
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  #1554  
Old 06-23-2010, 09:13 PM
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  #1555  
Old 06-24-2010, 10:31 AM
Y: The Last Man - Book 2



4/5
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  #1556  
Old 06-29-2010, 02:26 PM
"Frostbite" by David Wellington

http://www.amazon.ca/Frostbite-Werew...7835972&sr=8-2

Had a nice little twist I didn't see coming!
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  #1557  
Old 06-29-2010, 08:20 PM


4/5
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  #1558  
Old 06-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Christine (Stephen King, 1983)



I'm a big fan of Stevie King, simply because his stories are so easy to read and entertaining. I wasn't all too impressed by the premise of this novel ("A car has a mind of its own, and it CHOOSES TO RUN PEOPLE OVER!") but it was pretty well executed and kept me reading.
7/10
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  #1559  
Old 06-29-2010, 09:29 PM
Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison) - 9/10
Beautiful.
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  #1560  
Old 06-29-2010, 11:41 PM
Marvel Comics 1986 "Role Play" "Judge's Book"-researching Superhero / Villain and Cosmic Entity power ratings-fighting/agility/strength/endurance/reason/intuition/psyche and resources all =Health rating -Karma rating-Popularity rating -Resources rating-manna for the comic book buff. Click image for larger version

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