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A review of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

"I mean, we're the homicide unit, the murder police, the highly trained investigative elite who always get their man"¦""Careful," says McLarney, "You're giving me an erection." I came to Homicide after watching all five magnificent seasons of The Wire on DVD. And if you haven't seen that series, ...read more

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September 28, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of After the Workshop: A Memoir by Jack Hercules Sheahan by John McNally

Jack Hercules Sheahan, the subtitular main character of After the Workshop: A Memoir by Jack Hercules Sheahan-- actually written by novelist ...read more

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April 22, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Bite Me by Christopher Moore

They're back! Humor novelist Christopher Moore returns with Bite me: A Love Story which ...read more

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April 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion by William Tucci

It had been years since I had seen a comic book featuring Sgt. Rock.  The DC Comics World War II era heroic icon had lost much of his appeal by the time the Vietnam War was dragging to a close and he had more or less faded into obscurity.  But when I saw the new graphic novel Sgt ...read more

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March 31, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince

He: Liz? She: Hmm? He: Will you snuggle with me? She: If you stop farting. He: Nevermind. Now, if you don't see the humor is that little exchange, then Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? a collection of comic ...read more

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February 25, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

... a clump-filled-cat-box-of-a-review. So I paraphrased the line above from the book The Stupidest Angel : A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by ...read more

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December 7, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews

My new favorite novel is The Flying Troutmans by ...read more

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November 18, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Chill October night A vampire writes in non-verse A nip in the air? How do you like my haiku? I felt compelled to write it only because it seems appropriate to at least try to use the form when reviewing a book written in haiku.   ...read more

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November 5, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Another attention-grabbing, yet misleading review title, the book is not (entirely) about monkey prostitution, but I did want to see if I could coax yet another comment out of Gerard. Super Freakonomics : Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
October 29, 2009 | 3 comments