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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Digital -

The most unfortunate thing about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is that it's so popular, and such a feature of our modern culture, that it now seems cliché and ...

- Jan. 5, 2012
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Hardcover -

I enjoyed this book a lot, much more so than Stranger in a Strange Land, which is the only other book by Heinlein that I've read. First of all ...

- Dec. 29, 2011
The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories - Paperback -

There were a lot of highs and lows to this collection of short stories which, on the whole, left me feeling like they were simply good, but not great short ...

- Dec. 12, 2011
Laddertop - Paperback -

Laddertop is full of interesting ideas and some clever dialogue. I enjoyed the art style, though I found myself unable to follow who was who in the parts where the ...

- Nov. 20, 2011
Kafka on the Shore - Paperback -

I really enjoyed this book. Kafka is a fascinating character, and the struggles he goes through are very well realized. I was enamored by both the Kafka and Nakata story ...

- Nov. 19, 2011
The Metamorphosis - Paperback -

I love that Kafka jumps right into Gregor being transformed into the vermin. There's no exposition into who Gregor was before the metamorphosis or any tension building up to ...

- Oct. 16, 2011
Plugged - Hardcover -

Plugged is basically a beach book that you shouldn't take too seriously, or read if you and expecting anything more than some crude humor and decent action. There's ...

- Oct. 8, 2011
Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings - Paperback -

There is so much to talk about with Labyrinths that I don't even know where to start. First of all, after reading this collection, I think Borges is phenomenal ...

- Oct. 5, 2011
Neuromancer - Paperback -

The world that Gibson creates in Neuromancer is by far the best aspect of the book. You don't even have to consider the time period it was written to ...

- Sept. 10, 2011
The Housekeeper and the Professor - Paperback -

11, a prime number, is quite prominent throughout the book. Root turns 11 on the eleventh. The Professor dies 11 years after the Housekeeper worked for him. She is the ...

- Aug. 26, 2011
Oliver Twist - Paperback -

Oliver Twist is a funny entertaining book that reminded me a lot of Don Quixote, especially in terms of the subtle irony and humorous chapter titles. It also had the ...

- July 15, 2011
The Last Book in the Universe - Hardcover -

Last Book is a quick, fun read. The highlight of it for me was the language that Philbrick develops. From the beginning there is a certain rhythm to all the ...

- June 4, 2011
Tangerine - Hardcover -

I enjoyed Tangerine, mostly because of Paul Fisher as a character. He was courageous, loyal, intelligent, and observant. In fact, his general outlook on life and observations of the world ...

- May 15, 2011
Keys to the Demon Prison - Hardcover -

Keys shares many of the qualities that made the rest of the series great - it is full of imagination, humor, and interesting characters. On the whole, I enjoyed reading Keys ...

- April 10, 2011
Grass For His Pillow - Hardcover -

There's a lot to consider for this critique. First, there is the fact that I have not recently felt much motivation to read, so some of the complaints I ...

- Feb. 13, 2011
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold - Paperback -

I unfortunately realized on 09-01-2011 that I never wrote a critique for Till We Have Faces so my recollection here will be somewhat less precise than it would have been ...

- Jan. 15, 2011
Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness - Paperback -

My biggest problem with this book was the self-referential way that it talked about itself. I don't mind self-reference, in fact I love it, but this reminded me of ...

- Dec. 7, 2010
Howl's Moving Castle - Paperback -

I must mention that I saw the animated film version of this prior to reading the book, though it had been at least a few years. Still, I knew, generally ...

- Dec. 6, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Paperback -

I don't have much to say that isn't covered in the first, except that it's still hard to tell some of the characters apart, but it's ...

- Nov. 12, 2010
Brave Story - Hardcover -

I took my time reading Brave Story in part because I finished it in November, while I was writing for NaNoWriMo. However, it was also just a long, slow reading ...

- Nov. 11, 2010
Mockingjay - Hardcover -

Just as I did with the first 2 books in the series, I enjoyed Mockingjay and finished it in just a few days. It was a fast, easy read that ...

- Sept. 30, 2010
The Dark Tower and Other Stories - Paperback -

It's probably a good thing that "The Dark Tower" never made it to publication in its current form. As it is, it doesn't quite fit in with the ...

- Sept. 18, 2010
A Tolkien Miscellany - Paperback -

On the whole this was an enjoyable collection, with the first half being particularly good. The three short stories ("Smith of Wooton Major", "Farmer Giles of Ham", and "Leaf by ...

- Sept. 10, 2010
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Paperback -

There's not a lot of depth to Scott Pilgrim, but it is a fun little graphic novel that I enjoyed reading. There were definitely some funny moments, and the ...

- Aug. 28, 2010
A Preface to Paradise Lost - Hardcover -

Let me first say that as someone who knows nothing about Paradise Lost, or even epic poetry, this was an interesting, engaging, and approachable book. I never once felt lost ...

- Aug. 27, 2010

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