Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Dark Tower, by Stephen King

Rating: 4.5/5
830 pages
Publisher: Grant
Source: My collection

Description: The final volume in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Roland Deschain's quest for the tower comes to an end.

Review: Full disclosure, The Gunslinger was one of the first Stephen King books I fell in love with. I really can't completely separate myself from that.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham

Rating: 4/5
272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books
Source: Borrowed from family

Description: Tired of watching humanity struggle for survival against hordes of vampires or zombies? How about predatory plants for a change?

After a strange event leaves most of the world's population blind. Humanity's struggle to survive is complicated by the Triffids, a species of mobile carnivorous plants.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher

Rating: 3/5
172 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
Source: Library book

Description: Star Wars IV: A New Hope rewritten in the style of Shakespeare.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach

Rating: 4.5/5
327 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Source: Library book

Description: Science writer Mary Roach explores the human digestive system and gets answers to questions you probably never would have though to ask in the first place.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Uzumaki 1-3, by Junji Ito

Rating: 4/5, 4/5, and 3/5
Publisher: Viz Media
Source: Borrowed from family

Description: Shortly after Shuichi Saitos father becomes obsessed with spirals snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease. (from Goodreads)