Tag Archives: Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads: Rock Candy Mountain #1

Rock Candy Mountain #1, Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer I think it’s safe to say that most of my friends are familiar in some capacity with the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, from which Kyle Starks gets the title and clearly inspiration for  his wonderful, strange

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

Weekend Reads: Rockstars

Rockstars, Joe Harris & Megan Hutchinson Ever find yourself wondering that the lovechild of Almost Famous and The Exorcist would look like? If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say the answer is Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison’s ongoing series, Rockstars. I think it’s

Weekend Reads: Exit West

Exit West, Mohsin Hamid Every once in a while a book comes along that genuinely surprises you. For me, Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, Exit West, was exactly that book. For the better part of a week Exit West was practically glued to my hands. I wasn’t

Weekend Reads: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay Here’s the thing about growing up in suburban Massachusetts: when someone writes an atmospheric mystery that takes place in familiar towns with familiar landmarks, your hometown becomes more sinister. I didn’t want to put Disappearance at Devil’s Rock down

Weekend Reads: Loose Ends #1

Loose Ends #1, Jason Latour & Chris Brunner If you need more proof that Jason Latour is king when it comes to gritty, slow-cooked southern mysteries, then Loose Ends should be at the top of your pull list. Sure, many before Latour have tried to

Weekend Reads: Rumble, Vol. 3

Rumble Vol. 3, John Arcudi & James Harren I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here again: if you like comics (more specifically, comics with monsters in them) and you’re not reading Rumble,  you’re making a mistake. John Arcudi and James Harren are an

Weekend Reads: Join the Resistance

Star Wars: Join the Resistance, Ben Acker & Ben Blacker It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan. My location on twitter is listed as Bespin. It also happens that I’m wearing a Star Wars t-shirt as I write this. When I found

Weekend Reads: Ether #2

Ether #2, Matt Kindt & David Rubín If you were to ask me what my favorite thing about Ether has been so far, I’d have to say it’s the stark juxtaposition between Earth and what lies beyond the portal Boone travels through. While earth is

Weekend Reads: Tetris

Tetris, Box Brown Almost everyone I know grew up playing Tetris. It’s an addictive, unending puzzle that hooks you with brightly colored, geometric, stackable blocks. But not everyone knows the story of how Tetris came to be. That’s where Box Brown and his latest nonfiction

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