Books Just Read

Books Just Read

Runaways vol. 1: Pride and Joy
4 of 5 stars
I was a little disappointed when I first picked the book up from the library, it looked a little more juvenile than most comic books do. However, I ended up reading the first volume in a day and really enjoyed it. I've already reserved th...
Green Lantern: Rebirth
3 of 5 stars
This was a jump into a completely unknown universe for me and I was lost most of the way through the novel. Things started to come together toward the end and I ultimately enjoyed it, but I would have to re-read it again to get names strai...
True Grit
4 of 5 stars
This was a great read. It's been a while since I've seen the John Wayne film, and I've yet to see the Cohen Brothers' version, but the book still had me intrigued to the end. Rooster Cogburn is considered a detective, something I had neve...
Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
4 of 5 stars
First book read in 2011 (finished being read, it's taken quite several library check-outs to get through it). This was a very eye-opening book. I had no idea of the secrets that have been such big issues in in our government since the adv...
Batman: The Long Halloween
4 of 5 stars
Quite a different tone from Loeb's Superman for All Seasons, which shows his versatility as a writer. The illustrations aren't amazing, the strength definitely lies in the story (Miller's and Moore's books are quite a bit more visually app...
The Overton Window
4 of 5 stars
A great read. A lot of it is historically accurate (events surrounding the current state of the US) and some of it is fictional, maybe even conspiratorial, but I found it very enlightening.

Beck does a good job with the relationsh...
Rethinking Our Past: Recognizing Facts, Fictions, and Lies in American History
4 of 5 stars
This was an excellent course. I will definitely be reading the books he's written. He does a good job at not blaming one group of people throughout history, though he does tend to be rather liberal minded. That being said, I still think ...
Preludes and Nocturnes
3 of 5 stars
I really had no idea what to expect going into this graphic novel. My only experience with Neil Gaiman was watching Stardust (which I loved) and Coraline (which I hated).

The beginning and end of the book were pretty cool. The ...
Superman for All Seasons
5 of 5 stars
This is one of the best graphic novels I've read yet. It's much more uplifting than the Miller and Moore novels I've read. Granted Batman is meant to be more dark and gritty. This story deals with how Clark Kent came to terms with who he ...
Batman: The Killing Joke
3 of 5 stars
I may like this more down the road after thinking about it some more. If I were to have rated it right after I read it, it might have only received one star...but reading more opinions on it and understanding a little better the history su...
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
1 of 5 stars
I thought this book was rather dumb. Maybe I missed something, or maybe I need to read all the other volumes to like this one better, but that's not going to happen. The only person I was remotely familiar with was Henry Jekyll, all the o...
V for Vendetta
3 of 5 stars
Much better than League of Extraordinary Gentleman, but not quite as good as Watchmen. I had a hard time following the leaders of the different organizations (Finger, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, and Head), the Scotsman was easy to follow because of...
Digital Fortress
4 of 5 stars
This is the first Dan Brown book I've read, and it sure won't be the last. I'd be curious to hear how any non-computer savvy people would get into this. The story itself isn't complex, but there is a lot of tech jargon thrown in, and I fe...
Batman: Year One
4 of 5 stars
I liked Year One better than the Dark Knight Returns, maybe because this was more about the start of his career (though quite a bit on Gordon as well) and not about how old and weak he's become. I've got to figure out what follows this (if...
A Banner Is Unfurled, Volume 4
5 of 5 stars
This series gets better and better, and at the same time sadder and sadder. I'm fairly familiar with the LDS church history, but this series makes it that much more real, particularly with B.F. Johnson being a blood relative of mine. I do...

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