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I originally wrote a a post like this in August of 2014.  Having recently re-read it due to another post referencing it, I realized some of the data was out of date.  Instead of modifying the old one, I decided to rewrite a new one with revised info.  If you’re...

Review: Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good 0

Review: Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars Timing is everything, sometimes, and I stumbled into this book (thanks to a gift from my pal Joey Snackpants) at a perfect time. This book is Kevin Smith telling...

Review: Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008 0

Review: Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008

Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008 by Berkeley Breathed My rating: 3 of 5 stars Man, do I ever miss Bloom County. This book, though, isn’t Bloom County. It’s more of a reminder of what was a “golden age” of comic strips. And by golden age, I...

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Review: Neuromancer

Neuromancer by William Gibson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I was young, my mother would regularly point out that nothing is new whenever we’d watch a movie together. Everything, she’d say, is a combination of ideas that already existed. Over time, we began to see what she meant…...

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Review: Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Hammerhead Ranch Motel by Tim Dorsey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zany! The adventures of Serge Storms kicks off to the level I’ve grown accustomed to (since, you know, I’m reading them completely out of order.) This book in the series has all the ingredients in the usual formula:...

Review: Florida Roadkill 0

Review: Florida Roadkill

Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you’ve read my blog (or follow my Goodreads account) then you know that I am pretty big fan Tim Dorsey and the adventures for Serge Storms. I started, though, by reading the books completely out of order. Here’s...

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Review: Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Sweet Jeebus – this is one long book. The biggest problem with this book has nothing to do with Mr. Clemens himself. It does, though, have EVERYTHING to do with the intellectuals behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I sincerely appreciate the work it must of have taken to get...

Review: Berkely Breathed’s Outland: The Complete Collection 0

Review: Berkely Breathed’s Outland: The Complete Collection

Berkely Breathed’s Outland: The Complete Collection by Berkeley Breathed My rating: 4 of 5 stars I miss Bloom County. I recently discovered a wonderful collection of books being published that give access to the complete collection of comic strips that I remember reading when newspapers were still relevant. (This is,...

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Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Steve Jobs, it seems, was an asshole. (Something I have been accused of on more than one occasion.) The fact is, many “great men” in history are recognized more for their caricatures than their true personalities. Society tends to...

Review: The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989 0

Review: The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989

The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989 by Berkeley Breathed My rating: 5 of 5 stars In late elementary school and middle school I suffered from an overabundance of intelligence made worse by my insatiable addiction to reading. Unlike most of my peers in the geek industry, I wasn’t really...

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Review: Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Short version: Good book, but I think I preferred 1984. Longer version: Reading books that aimed to predict the evolution of society in present day are always a treat… especially when they hit close to the mark. 1984...

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Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars Remember the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Great flick. This book is to gamers and geeks what Roger Rabbit was to animation and cartoons. While the book relies heavily on eighties pop culture, the core of the story...

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Review: Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thus ends my time spent in the world of The Hunger Games. The final book in the trilogy is good, but it’s not (IMO) great. The first one was really riveting. The second one gave us a lot of character...

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Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Running Man with a Teenage Girl Part 2 That’s an easy comparison to draw, but the truth is that The Hunger Games Trilogy is (at least in my eyes) living up to the hype as it’s own entity....