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Reviews of books that I have read or referenced on the podcast, and whether or not I recommend them.

Batman: Earth One Review

The origin story of Batman has been told countless times. In “Batman: Earth One,” writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank take a stab at telling an entirely new and unique take on the Dark Knight’s beginning…and the result is stellar.

Book Review: Tales From Development Hell…

We’ve all heard the rumors before; whether it was the incredulous reaction many of us had to the notion of Nicolas Cage portraying, ‘The Man of Steel’ in Tim Burton’s (ill-fated) Superman Lives or the anticipation of finally seeing...

Book Review | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

WARNING: This book contains high levels of nerd porn. If you are easily offended by awesome 80's pop-references, video games, classic John Hughes films or are prone to getting nerd boners lasting longer than 6 hours, I highly...

Book Review: In The Garden Of Beasts

How do you keep the reader engaged in a story when they already know how it ends? This is the challenge that author, Erik Larson, had to overcome in his newest book, "In the Garden of...

Book Review: Steve Jobs

I review the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Before reading this review - and in the interest of "full disclosure" - you should know that prior to reading this book, I was not much of a Steve Jobs fan to begin with, nor do I consider myself to be an...

Book Review: Bossypants (audiobook version)

Generally I don't consider listening to audiobooks to be the same as actually "reading" a book, however Tina Fey's endlessly entertaining "Bossypants" is definitely an exception to the rule by easily surpassing the written version.

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"Unbroken" is the remarkable tale of Louis Silvie Zamperini, a world-class runner who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and who later became a WWII B-24 Bombardier in the Pacific Theater. In late May of 1943, Zamperini's plane - the "Green Hornet" - goes down...

Book Review | The Devil in the White City

The Columbian Exposition, popularly known as the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, was a magical event that inspired & introduced the world to some of its greatest inventions. It was also the playground for America's first serial killer...

My Kindle Has Become Self-Aware…

Upon the recommendation of a listener, I review "Daemon", a book that is well-suited and a must-read for those who are interested in technology, computers, the internet (aka: our dependence on them), gaming and...

“I Was Catholic Until I Reached The Age Of Reason.” A...

Downloaded George Carlin's final book to my Kindle this weekend. "Last Words" was the book that he had been writing...

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