Graphic Novel Review: Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven by Tim Seeley

The story is your standard super-stranger is a new town. Helping a bunch of misfits, a bad-tempered cigar chomping cop, and of course a love interest.

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Fun Facts Friday: H.G. Wells

On 21 September, 1886 great British novelist H. G. Wells was born in Kent, England. Known sometimes as “the Father of Futurism” but mostly as “the Father of Science Fiction”, Well’s works continue to be popular to this day. Books by H.G. Wells* 1 ) The Time Machine was an instant success, it has been described […]

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Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This novel was an easy read, easy to follow with a few story-lines which are not confusing.

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Graphic Novel Review: Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad by Benjamin Percy

The Aqualad arc, even though it was clichéd, was solid, good storytelling and strong narrative.

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Fun Facts Friday: Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Born on a farm in Wisconsin, as Hannibal Hamlin Garland was the second of four kids. He was named after Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. As a young man, Mr. Garland lived in […]

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Book Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

The book gives the reader much insight into Apple’s senior executives and the team that has been responsible for its continued success after Steve Jobs.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Preludes to the Wedding by Tim Seeley

This collection, five issues which differ in quality, is a mixed bag. I didn’t think any story was absolutely stunning and certainly this isn’t a “must” to read to stay in the comic-loop.

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Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

During her lifetime Ms. Wylie was notorious for having multiple affairs and marriages

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Feedback Needed…Input Appreciated

Feedback Needed…Input Appreciated

The dog-days of summer are almost gone and the Man of la Book website has been up and running for almost two months.  I’ve greatly enjoyed the interaction with other readers and bloggers, as well as the superb interaction within the book blogging  / reading community. That being said, I have some questions which I’d […]

Book Review: The Confirmation by Ralph Reed

Book Review: The Confirmation by Ralph Reed

I got this book for free. “The Confirmation” by Ralph Reed is a fictional political thriller set in the near future. The book starts with the election of Bob Long for the presidency. President Long is the first independent president and, even though he doesn’t know it, is in for rollercoaster ride. Early in Long’s […]

Book Review: Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery by James R. Benn

Book Review: Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery by James R. Benn

I got this eBook for free. Disclaimer: I’m a sucker for books about WWII and espionage novels. Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery by James R. Benn is a historical fiction story about an enlisted Boston policeman in England during WWII.  Billy Boyle, a young American solider, a policeman in a family of policeman […]

#helpotherbookblogs – Help Other Book Review Bloggers

#helpotherbookblogs – Help Other Book Review Bloggers

In an effort to help out our small community why not do something selfless once a day. Pick a book review you liked, which is NOT YOURS, and tweet it to your followers under the hashmark  #helpotherbookblogs Don’t forget to leave a comment to that person about how much you like their blog, and that […]

Book Review: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Book Review: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

I borrowed this book from the local library. I love books about books – not only do I think that the not-so-obscure references to other books and characters are a little bonding between the author and me (they’re not – but I like to think so) but they also enlarge my already too-long-reading-list. In “The […]

Book Review: Son of Hamas by Mosab Hasson Yousef

Book Review: Son of Hamas by Mosab Hasson Yousef

I borrowed this eBook. “Son of Hamas” by Mosab Hasson Yousef is a gripping autobiography of a man who is caught between his own morality and what is expected of him by his community. Mosab is the son of a Hamas leader who is caught and jailed by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security services). […]

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”   Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam […]

Book Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

Book Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free. Giveaway: Author Chris Tusa has kindly made free eBooks available to five(5) lucky winners who will be randomly chosen on Saturday, September 3, 2010.  Entry form below. “Dirty Little Angels” by Chris Tusa is a short novel, or a long short story depending on how you look at […]

Can Literary Success and Quality Co-Exist?

Can Literary Success and Quality Co-Exist?

In a fascinating and insightful article, “A Novelist Re-Imagines Shakespeare’s Juliet — and Challenges Literary Snobbery” in the Wall St. Journal, author Anne Fortier talks about her visit to her homeland of Denmark and the change of perspective about art. Ms. Fortier was having lunch with friends when words like “ambitious” and “commercial” starting to fly […]

Book Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Book Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

 I bought this eBook. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese if a fictional book set mostly in Ethiopia and the latter part of the book in the United States which tells the story of identical twins born to a British surgeon and a nun. Shiva and Marion Praise Stone, sons to Dr. Thomas Stone and […]

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