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A review of Sleeping with the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson

I admit it, sometimes I need a little bit of fluff.  I can get really bogged down with very serious novels, usually teen fiction, that feature death, abuse, drugs, suicide and other generally depressing topics.  What is a reader to do?  Take a break and read something fluffy. My latest foray into the fluff genre was ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
April 3, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins is a hilarious account of a fallen angel (a demon ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
October 16, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

Are you afraid of zombies?  If so, this is not the book for you.  Rick, a police officer, awakens from a coma to find that the hospital is overrun with zombies.  He manages to escape and heads for his home, only to discover his wife and son are gone and the only thing left in town are zombies.  Eventually, Rick meets up with other survivors and begins a long journey in a Winnebago in search of other towns that have not been effected by the plague.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
October 5, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

A previous post featuring Stephanie Meyer's Twilight made me want to comment upon the latest in Bella and Edward's teen vampire love saga, ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
September 26, 2007 | 15 comments
A review of Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

Beyond Reach, the latest title in Karin Slaughter's Grant Count series is full of action and emotion.  Sara Lipton, a pediatrician and small town cornorer, is depressed due to an ongoing malpractice lawsuit.  She has chosen to close her clinic and is awaiting a trial or settlement.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
September 19, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days by Brian K Vaughan

Imagine that only one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11th.  This is the opening premise for Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina series.  Mitchell Hundred was a civil engineer in New York City in 1999 and while working on a suspecious device near the Brooklyn Bridge was maimed by an ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
September 11, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Jack of Fables: The (Nearly) Great Escape by Bill Willingham

Jack of Fables is just who you remember, Jack from the Beanstalk, and he is just as reckless as ever in this graphic novel tale.  At the beginning of the story, Jack has make millions in Hollywood by making movies of his life story.  Eventually, he is found by the Fabletown authorities and forced to give up his millions in order to avoid punishment, due to his crime of making the Mundanes (people) aware of Fable existance. Now Jack has only a small amount of money and has hit the road ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
August 14, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan

What would you do if you were the last man on earth?  Look for your girlfriend, of course!  But how would you find her if the world's infastructure has collapsed?  You team up with an geneticist and a secret agent to solve the mystery of why you are the only man left (and look for your girlfriend at the same time). And so Yorick, the last man on earth due a a plague that killed everything with a Y chromosome, and his pet monkey Ampersand set forth and travel ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
June 28, 2007 | 1 comment