Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Rithmatist by Sanderson

This is a mixed review – my husband gives it 5 stars, I gave it 3 stars.  Hence, 4 starts here. The book is solidly written – I’ve not read any other Sanderson books but obviously this was done by … Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl by Colfer and Rigano

I had read all the original novels and was curious how they would translate as a graphic novel.  I liked the first in the series and this second is even better. Artist Giovanni Rigano does an excellent job of capturing … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice by Edginton, Deas

This is the second graphic novel adapatation of this story I’ve read (and know of 2 other), in addition to the paranormal/parodies) and definitely one of the better.  The artwork is clean and easy to follow and the story a … Continue reading

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VERY One-Note and Unfunny Parody

A parody really has to be intelligent – get the look and feel of the original source material and then skew it but still keep that heart. Otherwise, what you are left with feels like the 10 year old in … Continue reading

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Interesting But Very Short

I had a chance to read both part 1 and part 2 at the same time. Although I’ve never read Harris’ books and only saw a couple of episodes of True Blood, I still greatly enjoyed this adaptation of the … Continue reading

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Great Mid Century Modern Homage

I really enjoyed this title and couldn’t put it down once I started. It pays more than a little homage to mid century modern aesthetics, humor, dialogue, and setting (from the quirky TV Avengers to jingoistic 50s sci fi American … Continue reading

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Saga Volume 2 by Vaughan and Staples

This really is a cut above nearly any graphic novel I have ever read. On the surface, the book is about two star crossed lovers on the lam and hunted by several parties.  The narrator is their newborn daughter and … Continue reading

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The New Ghostbusters Volume 1 by Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening (Illustrations)

The New Ghostbusters Volume 1 is a full color collections of several comics. Although listed as volume 1, this is obviously a continuation of a previous series since quite a few characters have a richer history and background that we … Continue reading

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Hidden Beauty

Hidden Beauty provides a tour de force of medical science imaging – from PET, MRI, microscope, biopsy, forensics, computer modeling, etc – this provides a new way of looking at diseases and medical issues. As a great example, the cover … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cape Cod Artists By Deborah Foreman

Contemporary Cape Cod Artists is a tour of artwork influenced by the Cape and by those who live there.  The works showcased in this book cover a variety of artistic disciplines: from oil on canvas, to photography, to sculpture, to … Continue reading

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The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror by J. Bone and Roger Langridge

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horrors follows the adventure of 1930s deco streamlined hero with a jetpack Cliff Secord.  This is a large book with a lot inside to read. The story follows dastardly Otto Rune, who has a nefarious plan that … Continue reading

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Raven’s Gate is a graphic novel treatment of the novel by Anthony Horowitz (of Alex Rider series).  Horowitz does a good job of evoking British male teen angst, this time with a supernatural (witches/warlocks) element. The story involves a troubled … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones Adventures – Volume 2

On the surface, this should be a sure win in true Indy form: a series of stone carvings are stolen from various museums.  The police think it is just for their monetary value. But Dr. Jones and Marcus Brody fear … Continue reading

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The Best Book I’ve Read This Year!

This is one of those books that you wait entire year hoping to find – solidly written, great storyline, intricate characterizations, and without the need to suspend disbelief at poor world building. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop as … Continue reading

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Winx Club, Volume 8, contains two stories: In the first, Magix is taken over by a magical computer virus that’s even stronger than Tecna’s world’s experts can handle. To combat the virus, the girls teamp up with the Trix and … Continue reading

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The Webinar Manifesto: Never Design, Deliver, or Sell Lousy Webinars Again! by Treion Muller, Matthew Murdoch

The Webinar Manifesto is a relatively short book easy to disgest in one read. The pages are light on type, have short paragraphs, key points are blindingly in red, and there’s a lot of white space and large typed sentences … Continue reading

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Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Modern retellings of classic novels so often tend to lose the heart and soul of the original: the names are the same but the story only has basic plot similarities.  Especially with Austen, so much of the wit and pathos … Continue reading

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Jim Henson’s The Storyteller by Dennis Calero

The StoryTeller was a live-action/puppet television series which originally aired in 1988 and was created and produced by Jim Henson. This book takes the characters of Storyteller and wise-cracking talking dog but brings all new stories to the mix. Although … Continue reading

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The Witching Hour by Jeph Loeb and Chris Bachalo

Witching Hour is an interesting, non-linear, philosophical story with the character of a witch named White at the center of it.  Although there are 4 other witch characters (grey, red, blue, black), they appear mostly as peripheral characters, tangentially and … Continue reading

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Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy (Audio Version)

I had the privilege of listening to the audio version of this book, narrated by Jackson Galaxy himself. Really, there is nothing more poignant, emotional, and compelling than a book with this much pathos actually narrated by the author himself.  … Continue reading

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