Category: Book Reviews

The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman Pages: 136 Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror Published: June 6, 2012 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s 4/5 stars While there are significant developments with Jesus, the Hilltop, and Negan and the Saviors, this volume was still pretty slow. If I didn’t already know Jesus was cool, I probably...

Undone (Will Trent #3)

Undone by Karin Slaughter Pages: 544 Genre: Mystery Published: January 1, 2009 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s Will hated those cops, had worked more than a few cases where he’d gotten them kicked off the force. You couldn’t say you were one of the good guys if you did the same thing the...

Into the Water

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Pages: 386 Genre: Thriller Published: May 2, 2017 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s Beckford is not a suicide spot. Beckford is a place to get rid of troublesome women.   4/5 stars While I did not find Into the Water to be as compelling as The Girl on the...

The Walking Dead, Vol. 15: We Find Ourselves

The Walking Dead, Vol. 15: We Find Ourselves by Robert Kirkman Pages: 136 Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror Published: December 14, 2011 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s 3/5 stars There was a lot of talking in this issue. It became redundant at times but I did find Carl’s injury and recovery interesting. Spencer is...

Saga, Volume 7

Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Pages: 152 Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction Published: April 14, 2017 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, then a family is more like a rope. We’re lots of fragile little strands, and we...

The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out

The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out by Robert Kirkman Pages: 136 Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror Published: June 15, 2011 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s   4/5 stars I read half of this one night and then put it down and forgot to pick it back up again until now. It isn’t...

The Grownup

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn Pages: 64 Genre: Ghost story Published: November 3, 2015 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s I never worked holidays, because holiday hand jobs are sad for everyone.   3/5 stars I thought The Grownup had a lot of potential but then fell flat by the end. I liked the...

The Dinner

The Dinner by Herman Koch Pages: 292 Genre: Psychological Thriller Published: February 12, 2013 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s Happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn’t have to be validated. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 2/5 stars This book seems like something that would be...

Fractured (Will Trent #2)

Fractured by Karin Slaughter Pages: 464 Genre: Murder Mystery Published: July 29, 2008 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s Everyone had a reason for everything they did, even if that reason was sometimes stupidity.   4/5 stars Fractured is the second book in the Will Trent series. I had read the first book, Triptych,...

The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller Pages: 320 Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Published: August 7, 2012 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s Funny how you can live a whole life waiting and not know it. Waiting for your real life to begin. Maybe the most real thing the end. To realize that when it’s too late. 3.5/5...