Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

You Never Give Me Your Money
By Peter Doggett
Published by Harper
Review copy supplied by publisher
ISBN 10: 0061774464
ISBN 13 978 0061774461

Review by Lynn Loper

I remember reading a ‘making of the film story about Raging Bull years ago. Martin Scorsese said he put the comedian scene in first, because everybody knew that De Niro had put on a lot of weight for that part of the movie, and he wanted them to get the fat man out of their minds and watch the movie.

The prologue of “You Never Give Me Your Money” lays out the book for you. Time, death, lost hope, tangled relationships, pain. For some reason, it took me three days to get through it. Am I still that much of a Beatlemaniac? Probably. I still can’t sit still watching “A Hard Day’s Night.” I want to scream.
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Yaoi Review: Il Gatto Sul G vol. 3

Il Gatto Sul G vol. 3
Story and Art: Tooko Miyagi
Published by the Juné Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc.
Copy supplied by Publisher
ISBN-10: 1-56970-062-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-56970-062-4

Review by Kris

Riya’s life is spinning out of control. When we last left off Atsushi and Black Riya had attended Saki’s concert (for all info you need feel free to check out my reviews of volumes one and two) so Saki could witness for himself the dual personality. While at the concert Riya runs into Kousaka. Every time Riya has been around Kousaka he’s been in White mode but today he’s Black. He tries to pretend to be the White personality with disastrous results. Riya blows his own cover and then Kousaka gets angry and strikes Riya when Atsushi shows up. Atsushi and Riya head back home. Riya comes on to Atsushi to help dull the pain and initially Atsushi goes along with it until he truly discovers he loves Riya in a romantic way not familial way he initially started off with. Atsushi confesses his feelings and tells Riya that he doesn’t want to hurt him. Due to this shock Riya again reverts to White.
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Comic Con 2010, Day 2

So, I got up early-ish and caught the wonderful free bus shuttle at the Doubletree, which is closer than the tram and is free (the shuttle, not the hotel).

The first person I talked to on my way to Room 8 for the publishing panel with Gary Groth and some other guys, was a nice fanboy named Ken Rasicot, his first CC-SD, but he’d been to the ones on the east coast. He was waiting in a gigantic line to get a “limited signing” from Gullimero del Toro. He was loving the cool and cloudy SD weather and enjoying the con. I was tying to hear him over the violin player in the background. I’ve no idea why there was a violin player making noise this morning, but there it was.
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Comic Con 2010, Day 1 (now with pictures)

I’m rushing to get this up because the internet is one of the many very fucked up things at La Pensione Hotel this year (more about that later). I’m on Cafe Italia and hoping they don’t close on me.

The lovely and talented Wendy Kee Lee took the pictures today because my camera battery was in my luggage, which was checked at the Santa Fe Depot. I’ll grab images when I have a less dodgy internet connection. For now, there are links. Oh, and also that thing you see me holding in the face of these artists in some of these photos is a tape recorder so I don’t have to remember so much or write down anything. Yay!
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Book Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins
Published by: Scholastic Press
ISBN13: 978-0-439-02349-8
ISBN10: 0-439-02349-1
Review copy purchased by reviewer

Reviewed By: Lauren Lapinski

Picking up almost one year after The Hunger Games, Catching Fire brings us right back into the life of Katniss Everdeen, who updates us on all that has happened since the end of the first book. We see how many things have changed for her since winning the Games and the perils she now faces. Containing less violence and fighting action than The Hunger Games, Book 2 picks up the slack with political intrigue as Katniss faces the consequences of her actions against The Capitol and President Snow.
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Book review: Boleyn: Tudor Vampire

Boleyn: Tudor Vampire
by Cinsearae S.
Published 2010
ISBN: 1451559496
Review copy provided by the author

Review by Ida Vega-Landow

This book has everything for the reader who loves horror, romance and historic fiction. It’s about Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, for whom he created a whole new church just so he could divorce his faithful first wife, Katherine of Aragon, to marry her. The author supposes that when Henry got tired of Anne and had her convicted on a slew of made-up charges, among them witchcraft, she was not beheaded like a noblewoman, but hanged like a commoner. Or, as the blurb on the back cover of this fascinating book states, “The slightest tweak in history makes all the difference in the outcome…”
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