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  • Hawkeye, Volume 2: Little Hits
    author: Matt Fraction name: Paul average rating: 4.24 book published: 2013 rating: 5 read at: 2018/08/15 date added: 2018/08/15 shelves: review: Really loved this, more so than the first.Like the Ware influences, layouts and minimal colour palette that worked with the narrative. Makes you wish they did a Netflix style Hawkeye series in this way.As for the purely doggie POV pictogrammic chapter, I could read a whole novel if that.
  • America, Vol. 2: Fast and Fuertona
    author: Gabby Rivera name: Paul average rating: 3.56 book published: 2018 rating: 5 read at: 2018/08/11 date added: 2018/08/11 shelves: review: Really loved this. Whole new back story, whole new Marvel mythos. Bringing diversity and providing an icon for a new era.Fighting fascism and punching Nazis (...but with a plan of course).What’s not to love?
  • America, Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez
    author: Gabby Rivera name: Paul average rating: 3.47 book published: 2017 rating: 5 read at: 2018/08/10 date added: 2018/08/10 shelves: review: Interesting and different story telling style for a straight up superhero comic (with a very different type of superhero).Some great nods to Los Bros Hernandez.Lots of fun.
  • SPLIT: True Stories About The End of Marriage and What Happens Next
    author: Katie West name: Paul average rating: 4.57 book published: rating: 5 read at: 2018/08/08 date added: 2018/08/08 shelves: review: This is an incredible book of many intense stories of the process and survival of divorce. It doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs as a concept but give it time and there’s joy, inspiration, hope, sadness, hilarity, devastation, fun and beauty. It is an intense read, especially in the knowledge that it is all true, and as someone who has not experienced this directly (I think another reviewer has said this) an incredible window into a world that is not often written about. That intensity might be why it’s taken me so long to finish. I generally have five or so books on the go. I didn’t want to binge this, I wanted to remember each one so I took my time.Looking forward to other publications from Fiction and Feeling.Heavily recommended.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard Vol. 2: Wanted
    author: Brian Michael Bendis name: Paul average rating: 3.75 book published: 2016 rating: 5 read at: 2018/08/05 date added: 2018/08/05 shelves: review: Panel to panel, great pacing and dialogue. Fantastically expressive artwork.There’s a lot going on.Loved it.
  • Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels
    author: Tom Devlin name: Paul average rating: 4.01 book published: 2015 rating: 5 read at: 2018/07/15 date added: 2018/07/15 shelves: review: Wow what a monster. It took me so long, partly due to it’s physical weight (difficult to carry around) and because I was taking my time, often reading sections many times over. What a great celebration and a wonderful legacy.
  • All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
    author: Cormac McCarthy name: Paul average rating: 3.97 book published: 1992 rating: 5 read at: 2018/07/07 date added: 2018/07/07 shelves: review:
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
    author: Barack Obama name: Paul average rating: 3.83 book published: 1995 rating: 5 read at: 2018/06/23 date added: 2018/06/23 shelves: review:
  • Night Shift
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 3.98 book published: 1978 rating: 4 read at: 2018/06/13 date added: 2018/06/13 shelves: review: A real range of stories from before Carrie to after The Shining. You can really see his development from embryonic writer to the Actual Stephen King. Fascinating.There's a good fright roughly every 15 pages, so hold tight.
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You
    author: Miranda July name: Paul average rating: 3.84 book published: 2005 rating: 5 read at: 2018/06/07 date added: 2018/06/07 shelves: review:
  • Richard II
    author: William Shakespeare name: Paul average rating: 3.74 book published: 1595 rating: 5 read at: 2018/06/03 date added: 2018/06/03 shelves: review:
  • Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
    author: Jeanette Winterson name: Paul average rating: 3.81 book published: 2005 rating: 5 read at: 2018/06/01 date added: 2018/06/02 shelves: review: She has a beautiful mind and I love the things she makes.
  • The Prince
    author: Niccolò Machiavelli name: Paul average rating: 3.79 book published: 1513 rating: 1 read at: 2018/05/28 date added: 2018/05/28 shelves: review: Ugh.
  • Hear the Wind Sing (The Rat, #1)
    author: Haruki Murakami name: Paul average rating: 3.59 book published: 1979 rating: 4 read at: 2018/05/22 date added: 2018/05/22 shelves: review:
  • The Third Man
    author: Graham Greene name: Paul average rating: 3.86 book published: 1950 rating: 5 read at: 2018/05/19 date added: 2018/05/19 shelves: review:
  • The Idiot
    author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky name: Paul average rating: 4.19 book published: 1868 rating: 5 read at: 2018/05/15 date added: 2018/05/15 shelves: review:
  • A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5, Part 2 of 2)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.40 book published: 2011 rating: 5 read at: 2018/04/28 date added: 2018/04/28 shelves: review: Finished!! Now I join the many patiently waiting for The Winds of Winter.
  • A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5, Part 1 of 2)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.32 book published: 2011 rating: 5 read at: 2018/04/15 date added: 2018/04/15 shelves: review:
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.11 book published: 2005 rating: 5 read at: 2018/03/27 date added: 2018/03/27 shelves: review:
  • A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 2 of 2)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.56 book published: 2000 rating: 5 read at: 2018/03/14 date added: 2018/03/14 shelves: review:
  • A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 1 of 2)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.50 book published: 2000 rating: 5 read at: 2018/03/05 date added: 2018/03/05 shelves: review:
  • Becoming a Writer
    author: Dorothea Brande name: Paul average rating: 4.01 book published: 1934 rating: 5 read at: 2018/02/11 date added: 2018/02/11 shelves: review:
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
    author: George R.R. Martin name: Paul average rating: 4.41 book published: 1998 rating: 5 read at: 2018/02/03 date added: 2018/02/03 shelves: review:
  • Hamlet
    author: William Shakespeare name: Paul average rating: 4.00 book published: 1603 rating: 5 read at: 2018/01/22 date added: 2018/01/29 shelves: review:
  • Pride and Prejudice
    author: Jane Austen name: Paul average rating: 4.24 book published: 1813 rating: 5 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2018/01/18 shelves: review:
  • Cormorance
    author: Nick Hayes name: Paul average rating: 3.57 book published: rating: 5 read at: date added: 2018/01/12 shelves: review: A masterpice. Wordless and full of emotion.
  • The End of Summer
    author: Tillie Walden name: Paul average rating: 3.64 book published: 2015 rating: 5 read at: 2018/01/08 date added: 2018/01/08 shelves: review:
  • A Room with a View
    author: E.M. Forster name: Paul average rating: 3.76 book published: 1908 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2018/01/05 shelves: review:
  • Dubliners
    author: James Joyce name: Paul average rating: 3.87 book published: 1914 rating: 5 read at: 2017/12/17 date added: 2017/12/17 shelves: review: Always love this. It’s more of a comfort read for me these days.
  • The Essays of Montaigne, Book 1
    author: Michel de Montaigne name: Paul average rating: 5.00 book published: rating: 5 read at: 2017/12/17 date added: 2017/12/17 shelves: review:
  • Jamilti and Other Stories
    author: Rutu Modan name: Paul average rating: 3.87 book published: 2008 rating: 5 read at: 2017/12/17 date added: 2017/12/17 shelves: review: Great mixture of the everyday, the extraordinary and the fantastic. Stories beautifully told.
  • Billie Holiday
    author: Carlos Sampayo name: Paul average rating: 3.24 book published: 1989 rating: 3 read at: 2017/12/01 date added: 2017/12/01 shelves: review:
  • The Grapes of Wrath
    author: John Steinbeck name: Paul average rating: 4.01 book published: 1939 rating: 5 read at: 2017/11/28 date added: 2017/11/28 shelves: review: "I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this."- John Steinbeck, 1936I just finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.  I have always known of this book but never read it or even knew very much about what is was about. I really wasn't prepared by how relevant it was to so many situations occurring globally at the moment. The mass migration of populations due to climate changes, infrastructure collapse and economics, the refusal of a system to help and indeed the full demonisation of those in transit.The language is beautifully simple and yet says so much about strength, sadness, suffering, perseverance and dignity.
  • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    author: Hilary Mantel name: Paul average rating: 3.44 book published: 2014 rating: 5 read at: 2017/11/20 date added: 2017/11/20 shelves: review:
  • The Fortune of the Rougons (Les Rougon-Macquart, #1)
    author: Émile Zola name: Paul average rating: 3.77 book published: 1870 rating: 5 read at: 2017/10/08 date added: 2017/10/08 shelves: review: Worth having an idea of the background and circumstance of the coup d’etat of the Second French Empire (Wikipedia will do), as knowledge seems to be assumed.
  • Deadpool & the Mercs For Money, Volume 0: Merc Madness
    author: Cullen Bunn name: Paul average rating: 3.33 book published: 2016 rating: 3 read at: date added: 2017/08/22 shelves: review:
  • The Collected Stories Volume 4
    author: Arthur C. Clarke name: Paul average rating: 3.25 book published: 1956 rating: 4 read at: 2013/06/01 date added: 2017/08/21 shelves: review:
  • Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)
    author: John Updike name: Paul average rating: 3.58 book published: 1960 rating: 4 read at: 2017/07/30 date added: 2017/07/30 shelves: review: A really intense, gruelling book about a pretty loathsome wretch. Horrible thing is there's a billion Rabbits in the actual world. Ahead of its time in many ways. This is my first Updike. His writing is profound. But yeah. Relentless.
  • City of Glass
    author: Paul Karasik name: Paul average rating: 3.92 book published: 1994 rating: 5 read at: 2009/12/18 date added: 2017/07/24 shelves: review:
  • Captain Marvel, Volume 3: Alis Volat Propriis
    author: Kelly Sue DeConnick name: Paul average rating: 3.71 book published: 2015 rating: 5 read at: 2017/07/08 date added: 2017/07/08 shelves: review:
  • When the World Screamed (Professor Challenger, #4)
    author: Arthur Conan Doyle name: Paul average rating: 3.37 book published: 1928 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
    author: Anonymous name: Paul average rating: 3.63 book published: -1750 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • Captain Marvel, Volume 2: Down
    author: Kelly Sue DeConnick name: Paul average rating: 4.04 book published: 2013 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    author: F. Scott Fitzgerald name: Paul average rating: 3.54 book published: 1922 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • Fight Club
    author: Chuck Palahniuk name: Paul average rating: 4.20 book published: 1996 rating: 5 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review: Someone should make a film out of this.
  • Boxers & Saints
    author: Gene Luen Yang name: Paul average rating: 4.19 book published: 2013 rating: 5 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review: Wonderful, beautiful, simple, complex. A very personal, magical realist take on the horrific events that unfolded in China at the turn of the century. It's in two volumes so he could present a story from either side. The cross over like Moon Knight and Hulk. It made me want to read the Bibliography. Yes, basically.
  • Dracula
    author: Bram Stoker name: Paul average rating: 3.79 book published: 1897 rating: 5 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • A Parisian Affair and Other Stories
    author: Guy de Maupassant name: Paul average rating: 4.17 book published: 1881 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    author: Charles Dickens name: Paul average rating: 3.86 book published: 1859 rating: 0 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • Mr. Spaceship
    author: Philip K. Dick name: Paul average rating: 3.46 book published: 1953 rating: 3 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review: The ending seemed samey, then you remember: he wrote that before Star Trek was invented.
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    author: Hunter S. Thompson name: Paul average rating: 4.04 book published: 1971 rating: 0 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: favorites review:
  • Gulliver's Travels
    author: Jonathan Swift name: Paul average rating: 3.16 book published: 1726 rating: 0 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • Beyond the Door
    author: Philip K. Dick name: Paul average rating: 2.94 book published: 1954 rating: 4 read at: 2017/01/01 date added: 2017/07/07 shelves: review:
  • The Iliad
    author: Homer name: Paul average rating: 3.82 book published: -750 rating: 5 read at: 2017/07/05 date added: 2017/07/05 shelves: review:
  • Captain Marvel, Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight
    author: Kelly Sue DeConnick name: Paul average rating: 3.85 book published: 2011 rating: 4 read at: 2017/05/08 date added: 2017/05/08 shelves: review:
  • The Schoolmaster and Other Stories
    author: Anton Chekhov name: Paul average rating: 4.12 book published: 1921 rating: 5 read at: date added: 2017/04/21 shelves: review:
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
    author: Alan Moore name: Paul average rating: 4.37 book published: 1988 rating: 4 read at: 2017/04/19 date added: 2017/04/19 shelves: review:
  • The Rough Guide to Berlin
    author: Christian Williams name: Paul average rating: 3.94 book published: 2011 rating: 4 read at: 2017/04/15 date added: 2017/04/15 shelves: review:
  • Akira, Vol. 1
    author: Katsuhiro Otomo name: Paul average rating: 4.37 book published: 1984 rating: 4 read at: 2017/04/09 date added: 2017/04/09 shelves: review:
  • A Room with a View
    author: E.M. Forster name: Paul average rating: 3.91 book published: 1908 rating: 5 read at: 2017/03/21 date added: 2017/03/21 shelves: review:
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    author: Anne Brontë name: Paul average rating: 4.20 book published: 1848 rating: 5 read at: 2017/03/11 date added: 2017/03/11 shelves: review:
  • Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
    author: Mark Todd name: Paul average rating: 3.73 book published: 2006 rating: 5 read at: 2017/03/08 date added: 2017/03/08 shelves: review:
  • Inherent Vice
    author: Thomas Pynchon name: Paul average rating: 3.73 book published: 2009 rating: 5 read at: 2017/03/01 date added: 2017/03/01 shelves: review:
  • Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
    author: Lynda Barry name: Paul average rating: 4.36 book published: 2014 rating: 5 read at: 2017/02/25 date added: 2017/02/25 shelves: review:
  • Meditations
    author: Marcus Aurelius name: Paul average rating: 4.23 book published: 180 rating: 4 read at: 2017/02/23 date added: 2017/02/23 shelves: review:
  • The Shining (The Shining, #1)
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 4.19 book published: 1977 rating: 5 read at: 2017/02/17 date added: 2017/02/17 shelves: review: Better than the film.I do love the film, though.
  • The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
    author: Naomi Klein name: Paul average rating: 4.22 book published: 2006 rating: 5 read at: 2017/02/05 date added: 2017/02/05 shelves: review: Heavy going and ten years old. But does help you understand this place where we are is a logical step from where we've been.
  • The Descent of Man, and Other Stories
    author: Edith Wharton name: Paul average rating: 3.51 book published: 1903 rating: 3 read at: 2017/01/27 date added: 2017/01/27 shelves: review:
  • David Copperfield
    author: Charles Dickens name: Paul average rating: 3.96 book published: 1849 rating: 5 read at: 2016/12/15 date added: 2016/12/15 shelves: review:
  • The Tales of Chekhov, Volume 3: The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories (The Tales of Chekhov, #3)
    author: Anton Chekhov name: Paul average rating: 4.08 book published: 2008 rating: 5 read at: 2016/12/05 date added: 2016/12/05 shelves: review:
  • Northanger Abbey
    author: Jane Austen name: Paul average rating: 3.79 book published: 1818 rating: 5 read at: 2016/09/12 date added: 2016/09/12 shelves: review:
  • Star Wars, Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars, #1)
    author: Jason Aaron name: Paul average rating: 4.10 book published: 2015 rating: 3 read at: date added: 2016/08/10 shelves: review:
  • 'Salem's Lot
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 4.00 book published: 1975 rating: 5 read at: 2016/06/18 date added: 2016/06/18 shelves: review: Wow, I'm genuinely sad I've finished this one. I haven't had that feeling for years.
  • Sense and Sensibility
    author: Jane Austen name: Paul average rating: 3.94 book published: 1811 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2016/06/18 shelves: review:
  • The Time Machine
    author: H.G. Wells name: Paul average rating: 3.64 book published: 1895 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2016/06/18 shelves: review:
  • Heart of Darkness
    author: Joseph Conrad name: Paul average rating: 3.09 book published: 1899 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2016/06/18 shelves: review:
  • Moby-Dick
    author: Herman Melville name: Paul average rating: 3.64 book published: 1851 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2016/06/18 shelves: review:
  • Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
    author: G. Willow Wilson name: Paul average rating: 4.11 book published: 2014 rating: 5 read at: 2016/06/11 date added: 2016/06/11 shelves: review:
  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed
    author: Jon Ronson name: Paul average rating: 3.90 book published: 2015 rating: 5 read at: 2016/06/06 date added: 2016/06/06 shelves: review:
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6)
    author: Arthur Conan Doyle name: Paul average rating: 4.32 book published: 1905 rating: 5 read at: 2016/06/02 date added: 2016/06/02 shelves: review:
  • Carrie
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 3.94 book published: 1974 rating: 5 read at: 2016/05/18 date added: 2016/05/18 shelves: review:
  • At the Mountains of Madness
    author: H.P. Lovecraft name: Paul average rating: 3.94 book published: 1936 rating: 4 read at: 2016/05/14 date added: 2016/05/14 shelves: review:
  • Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon
    author: Matt Fraction name: Paul average rating: 4.13 book published: 2013 rating: 3 read at: 2016/05/14 date added: 2016/05/14 shelves: review:
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    author: Charles Dickens name: Paul average rating: 3.81 book published: 1859 rating: 5 read at: 2016/05/08 date added: 2016/05/08 shelves: review:
  • The Man in the High Castle
    author: Philip K. Dick name: Paul average rating: 3.68 book published: 1962 rating: 4 read at: 2016/05/05 date added: 2016/05/05 shelves: review:
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 1: Vader (Star Wars: Darth Vader, #1)
    author: Kieron Gillen name: Paul average rating: 4.07 book published: 2015 rating: 4 read at: 2016/05/02 date added: 2016/05/03 shelves: review:
  • The Power of Social Intelligence: 10 ways to tap into your social genius
    author: Tony Buzan name: Paul average rating: 3.71 book published: 2002 rating: 0 read at: 2016/04/09 date added: 2016/04/09 shelves: review:
  • A Study in Scarlet
    author: Arthur Conan Doyle name: Paul average rating: 3.80 book published: 1887 rating: 0 read at: date added: 2016/04/08 shelves: review:
  • The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 3.99 book published: 1982 rating: 5 read at: 2016/04/08 date added: 2016/04/08 shelves: review: Mysterious and strange. Just what we like. Very aware this is a single spoke in a very large wheel.You wonder if he even knew where he was going after he wrote that first sentence.
  • Wuthering Heights
    author: Emily Brontë name: Paul average rating: 3.83 book published: 1847 rating: 5 read at: date added: 2016/04/08 shelves: review: I read these and forgot to post them here, so.Oh, and this is like rilly good.
  • Jane Eyre
    author: Charlotte Brontë name: Paul average rating: 4.10 book published: 1847 rating: 4 read at: date added: 2016/04/08 shelves: review:
  • How Music Works
    author: David Byrne name: Paul average rating: 3.93 book published: 2012 rating: 5 read at: 2016/03/31 date added: 2016/03/31 shelves: review:
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    author: Robert Louis Stevenson name: Paul average rating: 3.97 book published: 1886 rating: 4 read at: 2016/03/19 date added: 2016/03/19 shelves: review:
  • The Enchanted April
    author: Elizabeth von Arnim name: Paul average rating: 3.96 book published: 1922 rating: 3 read at: 2016/03/13 date added: 2016/03/13 shelves: review:
  • Emma
    author: Jane Austen name: Paul average rating: 3.99 book published: 1815 rating: 4 read at: 2016/02/24 date added: 2016/02/24 shelves: review: I don't think I was quite ready for this.
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
    author: Stephen King name: Paul average rating: 4.31 book published: 2000 rating: 5 read at: 2016/02/18 date added: 2016/02/18 shelves: review:
  • Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
    author: Paul Mason name: Paul average rating: 3.85 book published: 2015 rating: 5 read at: 2016/02/15 date added: 2016/02/15 shelves: review:
  • Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton: An Autobiography
    author: J.G. Ballard name: Paul average rating: 4.00 book published: 2008 rating: 5 read at: 2016/02/10 date added: 2016/02/10 shelves: review:
  • Oliver Twist
    author: Charles Dickens name: Paul average rating: 3.85 book published: 1838 rating: 5 read at: 2015/11/09 date added: 2015/11/09 shelves: review: Incredible, beautiful, terrible, all those things. Contrary to the opinion of those like Mr. Gove, this is not a book for children.
  • 1Q84 BOOK 3 (1Q84, #3)
    author: Haruki Murakami name: Paul average rating: 3.86 book published: 2010 rating: 5 read at: 2015/08/19 date added: 2015/08/19 shelves: review: Loved it. Mind blowing. It weaves a web and you get tangled in it.

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