Category Archives: ARC

The Man Who Designed the Future by Alexandra Szerlip

Szerlip has given us a very thoroughly researched biography of Norman Bel Geddes. Through luck, timing, and charisma, Geddes was able to work his way up the ladder of the theater industry, creating revolutionary sets and theatrics, that would eventually … Continue reading

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The Guardian Herd: Dark Water Trials: Promise Keeper by Alvarez

My 13 year old loved the Warrior Cats books and also Guardian Herd. Here is her review of this new series:   I felt that the continuation book to guardian herd was rather dull compared to the earlier books. The … Continue reading

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User by Devin Grayson, John Bolton, Sean Philips

User is a three part miniseries collected in a high quality hardback edition. Originally published in 2001, the series has its roots in 1990s MUD culture – the precursor to the MMORGS of today. Back then, ‘gaming’ was all text … Continue reading

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Moonshine Volume 1 by Azzarello and Risso

With Moonshine, Azzarello mines the rich lore of 1930s prohibition era america with trademark grit and violence. The story can feel somewhat confusing at times as hillbillies fight gangsters and werewolves stalk G-men. But at the heart of it is … Continue reading

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Building Natural Ponds by Robert Pavlis

With Building Natural Ponds, author Pavlis has given us a thorough understanding of everything needed for a natural pond – whether a small front yard decorative feature or a very large swimming hole to grow trout. Unfortunately, there are only … Continue reading

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

With the Crown’s Fate, Skye ends her duology in a satisfying manner while continuing her superlative writing. The characters are likeable and in many ways I was reminded of the Legend series by Marie Lu. The history and culture of … Continue reading

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The Jazz Age by Stephen Harrison, Sarah D. Coffin

The Jazz Age – American Style in the 1920s has all I would expect/hope for in a book on this subject: a complete treatment of museum objects and the people or events that influenced their design. Copious amounts of high … Continue reading

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