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Inside Storyteller; Buffy Shazam Dungeon History

The Unwritten, vol. 2: The Inside Man, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Delivered on every promise volume 1 made; left me wanting more. The best comic out there right now.
(15/200, 15/100)

Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl, by Donald Sturrock
So much irrelevant detail! (But my friend who reads lots of academic biographies said actually, as these things go, it's pretty straightforward and to the point - if a little too reliant on Patricia Neal's version of some things.) Other than that, I really liked it; Sturrock knows how to keep his sentences flowing, and, I mean, it's ROALD DAHL. Who wouldn't want to know more about him? I rather think, though, that I need to go back and reread some of Dahl's stories that I love - I don't want Sturrock's version of him preeminent in my mind over those.

Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil, by Jeff Smith
This was really appealing. Aimed at kids, but not condescending; appropriately absurd and heroic.
(17/200, 16/100)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, volumes 3 and 4, by Scott Allie et al
Do you like all things Buffy? You would like this. Do you generally feel meh about the comics? You would not like this.
(18/200, 17/100; 19/200, 18/100)

The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
We read this for book club. The language is lovely and strange and perfect and I love the interwoven voices of the text. A book to sink into rather than nibble.

Dungeon Quest, book 1 by Joe Daly
No one can review this book better than my friend Steve did: "meta + peeners + comic book + D&D = a rare achievement in literature." IT'S TROO.

  • Books 68-71

    ノラガミ 21 by Adachitoka My rating: 4 of 5 stars This one made me think much less of the gods. Under the influence of the Crafter's words,…

  • Book 20-21

    Magus of the Library, Vol. 1 by Mitsu Izumi My rating: 4 of 5 stars This manga is like a love letter to books and librarians. Books in this…

  • Books 17 & 18

    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower My rating: 4 of 5 stars For the most part I really enjoyed it but there are some of the cozy standards in…

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