Month: June 2017

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,...

Summer Movies: Opening June 9, 2017

Summer Movies: Opening June 9, 2017 I’m sad that The Mummy is not getting good reviews since I do love me a good Tom Cruise action flick. It Comes at Night is not a straight up horror movie, but one that scares you by what you can’t see. Megan...

Reread: American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Pages: 541 Genre: Mythology and Folklore Published: February 5, 2013 Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s People believe, thought Shadow. It’s what people do. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration. People populate the darkness;...

Summer Movies: Opening June 2, 2017

Summer Movies: Opening June 2, 2017 DC has made some bad movies up until this point, but the main thing that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have in common is they were directed by Zack Snyder. Those movies are dour and are missing all...