Review: Superman: The Unauthorized Biography

Superman: The Unauthorized Biography by Glen Weldon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I already knew almost all of this; well, the outline, anyway. I’ve been reading comics on and off for three decades and ever since discovering sites like Comic Vine and reading Grant Morrison’s Supergods, it’s been easy to learn about plots and […]

Review: Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley My rating: 3 of 5 stars I finally read Frankenstein. Coupled with Dracula a few years ago, I’ve now read both famous monster books. Even moreso than with Dracula, the book was a far cry from the popular conception of Frankenstein. Things that are completely different:-the […]

Review: Mad Tinker’s Daughter

Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another book I got via a bundle (either Humble Bundle or, more likely Story Bundle), not because I’m a pre-existing fan of Mr. Morin. This book continues in a universe Mr. Morin created, but starts a new series that that does not seem […]

2017 in Books

There there 3 big trends in my reading in 2017: 1) I decided that my new policy for making sure I got to all the books I was buying in Humble Bundles and Storybundles (and, therefore, not just wasting my money on a “good deal”), was that every time my To-Read list would get to […]

Review: Dead Witch Walking

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got the book as a part of a bundle, and I’ll say that the cover (same as the one currently associated with the book on Goodreads – a red-head in a backless top and black pants) kept me away from the book […]

Review: Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts

Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts by John Layman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I finally got the last hardcover book and I can read Chew in its entirety. I’ve only read the first five trades. After that the anticipation was driving me nuts, so I resolved to wait until the series was done to […]

Review: Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor

Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor by John Layman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I finally got the last hardcover book and I can read Chew in its entirety. I’ve only read the first five trades. After that the anticipation was driving me nuts, so I resolved to wait until the series was done to […]

Review: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I finally got the last hardcover book and I can read Chew in its entirety. I’ve only read the first five trades. After that the anticipation was driving me nuts, so I resolved to wait until the series was done to […]

Review: Big Pulp: Interrogate My Heart Instead

Big Pulp: Interrogate My Heart Instead by Bill Olver My rating: 4 of 5 stars As per usual for anthologies, a collection of my status updates: “Interrogate my Heart Instead” – an interrogation in a fascist regime that goes to some interesting places because of its brevity and the look inside the interrogator’s head. “What […]

Review: Lumière

Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book #71 for 2017 was this gem I’d overlooked on previous trawls through Calibre to select which book I’d read next. I’d have to check Calibre later to check my tags, but I’m pretty sure I got this book from one of the Storybundles – […]

Review: Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan by James Folta My rating: 2 of 5 stars disclaimer: I was in the Kickstarter for this I was excited about this project because we need a laugh from politics now. Also, it was going to be style parodies of various magazines. But, I forgot something – humor is very subjective. And so […]

Review: Eden M51

Eden M51 by G.R. Paskoff My rating: 3 of 5 stars I recieved this book in exchange for a review (I think – I can’t remember, but I know it was something I either got for review or as a free prime read-ahead book) This book combined a few things I enjoy: space sci-fi, religion, […]

Review: Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes

Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars While this book started off kind of slowly, it does eventually pick up and get pretty darn interesting. The story begins with the last of the nomes making a desperate play to try and leave their lives behind because […]

Review: Specials

Specials by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story of Tally Youngblood is over. At least, the Extras chapters that were included at the end of this book seemed to suggest it was a kind of epilogue to the Tally Trilogy. I didn’t like this book as much as the the first […]