Tag Archives: non fiction

Book Review: Silent Hill 2, by Mike Drucker

Boss Fight Books’ latest, Silent Hill 2, officially releases on January 26th. But since I got in on the kickstarter, I got my copy early, so now I can be ahead of the curve, for once! And I even managed to sit down and get this review written, to boot! Fancy that. So yeah, if …

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Book Review: Resident Evil, by Philip J Reed

Oh dang, it’s October already? As again, I’ve been reading– but not as much as I’d like. A bit ironic, given I’m home all the time, but I guess there are just a lot of other distractions available, y’know? Still! In at least a vague nod to the season, I figured I needed to read …

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Book Review: Matt Margini’s Red Dead Redemption

Oh hey, Boss Fight Books is back! This ‘season’ of Boss Fight Books is looking to be a fun one. Previous runs have switched between interesting obscurities like Soft and Cuddly and pop culture phenomena like NBA Jam. However, this time around, Boss Fight Books is sticking to big franchises: Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Zelda, …

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Book Review: Richard Rosenbaum’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What do you do when you’re way behind on your reading backlog due to … uh, everything in the year 2020? Read shorter books! Thankfully, in this case ‘shorter’ doesn’t have any effect on the quality. There should be a particular word for the “short paperback that does a deep-dive into entertainment” format, because I …

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Book Review: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali

“He’s on fire!” Either you know exactly what that’s a reference to, or you’re gonna call 911. The latest from Boss Fight Books, NBA Jam centers on, well, NBA Jam. First hitting arcades in 1993, the basketball game was soon ported to pretty much every console of the time. It’s kind of a cliche to …

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Book Review: Paper: Paging Through History, by Mark Kurlansky.

Holy smokes, it’s the weekend already? Holy smokes, it’s August already? So yeah. Had a busy last couple of weeks– did some traveling, and brought back an unseasonal head cold as a souvenir. But I’m back, and mostly over the cold– and the good news is, I’ve got a backlog of books to review now. …

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Book Review: The Caped Crusade, by Glen Weldon

Everybody loves Batman. At least … everyone loves a Batman. And that’s the rub, really, as Batman is one of those characters who has been rebooted and re-interpreted over and over again in his 80 years of existence. In The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, Glen Weldon breaks down each incarnation …

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Book Review: Knights of the Old Republic, by Alex Kane.

So how ’bout that new Star Wars trailer? Personally, I’m just a bit leery. As on the one hand, I’m all for Rey and Co. having cool space adventures. On the other … I’m not sure if I have enough confidence in J.J. Abrams to put together a satisfying ending. But! That’s not what this …

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Book Review: Dan Gilvezan’s Bumblebee and Me: Life as a G1 Transformer.

Ever since I was a kid, I loved Transformers– I mean, cars are cool, robots are cool, and therefore cars that turn into robots are exponentially cool. This is science. However, there aren’t too many books written about Transformers (not counting comics, at least). Which is why I was rather excited to get my hands …

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Book Review: Erik Larsen’s The Devil in the White City

Happy Holidays to everybody who reads this blog! All, like, fourteen of you. It’s been a pretty busy holiday season on my end, which has finally settled down, which means I get to tell you what I’ve been reading. That’s what you guys are here for, right? In any case, I finished Erik Larsen’s The …

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