Jason M. - Reviews

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The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, Bk 4)
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, Bk 4)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/26/2015


A thoughtfully detailed world, fast-moving action, and characters that are involving. Overall a great read, and I am looking forward to more in this series.


Anansi Boys CD
Anansi Boys CD
Author: Neil Gaiman
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/23/2010


Excellent storyline and incredible voice acting.


The Emerald City of Oz
The Emerald City of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/17/2011


Excellent addition to the series.
The overarching plot is really just a vehicle for cute vignettes as the characters travel about Oz.
Perfect book to read to kids, or to let kids read for themselves.


From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain
From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain
Author: Minister Faust
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/24/2012


Some clever ideas and a love of comic book archtypes, race politics, and psychotherapy give the story energy. Repetitive machine-gun swearing, shallow characterization, and an inconsistent plot detract. Overall, I do find myself wishing for a sequel.


Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Author: Timothy Zahn
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2010


Excellent read! The characters are well written, and will be very familiar to those who've seen the movies. The storyline is suspenseful and has enough excitement that you can hear the John Williams soundtrack in your head. Interesting characters, exciting situations, fun dialogue!


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Author: Felicia Bond (Illustrator), Laura Numeroff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2015


Very good story with a winter, Christmas holiday tone. Perfect for reading to kids on a cold winter night.
If you like it, read others in the series, including the classic "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and my personal favorite "If You Take a Mouse to School."


Skylanders Swap Force: Master Eon's Official Guide (Skylanders Universe)
Review Date: 1/10/2017


A fun guide with colorful (if short) entries about the characters and gameplay.


Steelheart (Reckoners, Bk 1)
Steelheart (Reckoners, Bk 1)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/8/2016


A well-thought and well-detailed world in which a handful of people gained superpowers, and then throw the nation into chaos by turning into criminals and dictators.
Brandon Sanderson populates his world with some stock sci-fi characters, but wisely anchors the book with an engaging story about a young man's quest for revenge. At the same time Sanderson illustrates (by example) the limitations of that guiding goal in a person's life, and the desire for something beyond revenge.


The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/23/2010


Following a hostage experience, a divorce, and a jolt of his company's role in a messy eviction, a corporate lawyer finds himself disillusioned and adrift. He begins a journey to find a new purpose for his life and his law degree.


Walls of Zhumar (Way of the Rat, Book 1)
Walls of Zhumar (Way of the Rat, Book 1)
Author: Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/23/2010


A fun read focusing on action and some realistic (if fast) characterization. Chuck Dixon is an excellent writer and he is fully in his realm. The art is very beautiful. A great "popcorn movie" read.


Wildguard: Casting Call
Wildguard: Casting Call
Author: Todd Nauck
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/27/2015


A double-shot of pop-culture, combining superheroes and reality shows, is pure entertainment. Todd Nauck's imagination and joy really comes through on the pages.
The central characters are defined not only through their actions but also through individual "interviews," in a manner similar to actual reality shows.
My only criticism is personal opinion: with at least a hundred spandexed, armored, or caped characters introduced, the story couldn't give "camera time" to some who looked really interesting.


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