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A review of The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

 The Education of Hopey Glass is the latest published work I've seen from Jaime Hernandez ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
May 13, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips

It's been a long time since I read a biography.  In fact, I think the last time I read one, I had to get up in front of the class and give a report about it.  So, I wasn't sure what to expect from James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon.  I ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
May 12, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Berserkers: The Beginning by Fred Saberhagen

The Berserkers - cold, steel, killing machines.  Their one purpose - to wipe out all of humanity.  Sounds cheerful doesn't it?  Fred Saberhagen has created the ultimate nightmare of technology gone mad in ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
May 11, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

If the idea of a dog narrating a book is too much for you, stop right here-the book I am about to review will not suit.  If, however, you’re open to the idea of a dog with a tremendous sense of humor and insight telling stories, please continue.  In the realm of reliable and unreliable narrators, I can vouch for this one.  He’s very reliable.  He's man's best friend, after all! ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 7, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of It Sucked and then I Cried by Heather B. Armstrong

If you've had either life circumstance happen recently, this "2-fer 1 review" might give you a suggestion for some "I feel your pain" reading.  First off, my favorite blogger Heather Armstrong (aka Dooce) just published a book.  Since I read ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 6, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh calls himself a rogue sociologist, and it is clear from the opening pages of  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 5, 2009 | 4 comments
A review of Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

Kevin Brace is the "Voice of Canada", a famed radio personality and who's considered by most to be a good guy.  All that changes when Mr. Gurdial Singh delivers his morning newspaper and is met with Brace's confession; "I killed her, Mr. Singh. I killed her."  The her in question is his longtime partner Katherine and Mr. Singh finds her dead in the bathtub, apparently stabbed to death.  Now the voice of Canada is silent, refusing to say a word about what happened, even to ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
May 4, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of: Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation by Tom Siddell

I've just got to tell you about three new graphic novel series that fall into the cool, smart girls with special powers category.  All three are very exciting. The first is ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 2, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Bitter Road to Freedom by William I. Hitchcock

With the sixty-fifth anniversary of the D-Day invasion rapidly approaching, the number of books published on 'the good war' shows no sign of abating.  Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority present the reconquest of Europe from the Allied forces point of view, giving little attention to the liberated lands once Allied tanks rumble past.  Historian ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

I'm not sure when or where I first heard of Martin Millar, but for some reason, his name has been on my radar for a while.  Millar's best known book is probably ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
April 30, 2009 | 0 comments
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