Astounding...how effectively an entire century is captured in these slices of daily life—how each era both defines and inspires those within its grasp.
If you can get past this opening section, the book becomes a fun adventure, but things work out all too easily for the main character...
Fans will continue to enjoy Greg's ongoing efforts to come out on top.
The quick pacing and humor yield a very enjoyable read.
This entire project would likely have been a little better received if they'd conceived it as such, rather than a straight prequel
an author whose infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical and devilish, all of which apply to “XO.” It’s Dance’s toughest case, and one of Deaver’s best books.
It’s Tye’s (Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, 2009, etc.) merry, dizzyingly detailed history of America’s first and greatest superhero.
Because Alison Bechdel is Alison Bechdel, this book has its charms...in general her skill as an artist has deepened. Some self-portraits in particular have a surreal, Kafkaesque intensity.
Delisle, a former animator, has a knack for visual shorthand...
. . . an entertaining role model for the intended audience. . .
The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides.
It is all but impossible to criticise this novel; that would be like kicking a slightly senile labrador that always retrieves a ball when you throw it, whether you like it or not.
Both a work of social realism and a fable with a moral.
While Cumming’s mangaesque art is craftsmanlike, it is also limited in its range; the underage Uglies and the older Pretty cohort appear similarly flawless, undermining a vital element of the story.
I think that Fahrenheit 451 feels less dark and has a slightly more optimistic view, which makes it a more enjoyable read.
This part of the story is effectively told by Gaiman, as the mission gives the story shape until Dream's character solidifies. The art varies from book to book, as it, too, struggles a bit to find a shape.
The story arc feels complete. The series' feminism was edgy five years ago, but is so no longer. As a man who chose nonparticipation in life as a moral stance, Yorick is a Gen-X anti-hero, and the series is a comic-book masterpiece.
The writers don't pull any punches, and the result is a descriptive horror-fest...It's been awhile since reading a horror novel has given me nightmares, but Rise of the Governor certainly has.
Bottom line, this is a solid book I would read between another series you might be waiting for or just to take a break from another story. I really liked it, but the spark of love just wasn't there.
Ethan’s wry narrative voice will resonate with readers of John Green as well as the hordes of supernatural-romance fans looking for the next book to sink their teeth into.