Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I've been blogged!
For a few months now, I've been writing reviews of horror and fantasy fiction for Library Journal. I just received notice that they've quoted my review of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill on their blog called "In the Bookroom".
For those who don't know, Joe Hill is a pen name for Joseph Hillstrom King, son of a fairly well-known author named Stephen. It's well worth a read!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Books completed in January 2007
Lisey's Story - mediocre King
Magic Time - this year's "Tulsa Metro Reads" book.
Variable Star - Spider Robinson completes a lost Heinlein novel. What's not to love? My fiction fave this month.
Chicken with Plums - black and white graphic novel about a musician who dies in his bed pining for the loss of his instrument. Less poignant than it might have been.
Tick Omnibus 1 (reread) - trade paperback of the wonderful, loopy comic book series. "We're a hedge. Please move along."
Nature Girl - mediocre Hiassen
American Splendor: Ego & Hubris - graphic novel. Odd biography of an "everyman" who's not like anyone. Definitely worth the time.
The Ladies of Grace Adieu - much-anticipated short story collection by the author of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Some really good stuff here, and more accessible than the novel.
Empire (ABANDONED) - a right-wing Scorpion's Gate. I'll stick to getting my current events from NPR and The Daily Show, thanks.
Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf - I've planned to read this book about the beef and dairy industries for years. Ended quite differently than I expected. Excellent book with some disturbing moments for animal lovers.
Dreams from my Father - this month's NF fave. Obama is a rising star for many reasons. Read this memoir to see some of the best.
Lost in Place: growing up absurd in suburbia - dorky, borderline-obsessive mid-seventies teen becomes fascinated with kung-fu and Chinese culture. Screamingly funny memoir.