The Stars of History: Charlie Chaplin [Bernard Swysen]

"The music shouldn't compete with the image, but instead must be a counterpoint of grace and charm." I'm beginning to realize that biographical graphic novels can be a really hard sell when it comes down to it. As much as I adore Chaplin and as excited as I was to read this, The Stars of…

A Vow so Bold and Deadly [Brigid Kemmerer]

I say nothing. I don't forgive her for anything. I'll be honest, I kind of despise shock value plot twists that make little to no sense. Shock value plot twists are bad enough with the support to back it up, let alone some half-handed, dramatic nonsense. And somehow, Kemmerer has done this twice with the…

Maximum Ride [James Patterson]

“Holy [Insert your choice of a swear word here]," said Fang stunned. I always want to scream a little bit in frustration whenever I see James Patterson's name on anything and it's all because of this stupid book. Over the years, Maximum Ride has kind of stuck with me as an example of precisely how…