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the baffler #40

the baffler #40

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 3.67

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/10/26

date added: 2018/10/26

shelves: fun, politics, own-it

review:
A lot of very topical and important stuff. The Baffler continues to be excellent.

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

author: Brennan Lee Mulligan

name: Steev

average rating: 4.06

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/10/23

shelves: fun

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Five

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Five

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.36

book published: 2015

rating: 4

read at: 2018/10/05

date added: 2018/10/05

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:
One of the best graphic novels i've read.

I wish it delved more into the background story of the Free States uprising. This final volume got into that a little, but not nearly enough to quench my thirst.

The posited situation is too similar to current circumstances to not be important to us all.

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Three

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Three

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.23

book published: 2014

rating: 4

read at: 2018/09/30

date added: 2018/09/30

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:

DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Four

DMZ Deluxe Edition Book Four

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.17

book published: 2015

rating: 4

read at:

date added: 2018/09/30

shelves:

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book One

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book One

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.16

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/09/13

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two

author: Brian Wood

name: Steev

average rating: 4.20

book published: 2014

rating: 4

read at:

date added: 2018/09/13

shelves: after-the-fall, fun, own-it, politics

review:

Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Military-Digital Complex

Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Military-Digital Complex

author: Yasha Levine

name: Steev

average rating: 4.31

book published: 2018

rating: 5

read at: 2018/08/10

date added: 2018/08/10

shelves: own-it, politics

review:
Mind-blowing. Jaw-dropping. Eye-opening.

If you care how the world we live in got built, this should be required reading.

Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era

Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era

author: Jon Reiss

name: Steev

average rating: 4.24

book published: 2009

rating: 5

read at: 2018/08/04

date added: 2018/08/04

shelves: filmmaking, own-it

review:

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (Transmetropolitan, #1)

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (Transmetropolitan, #1)

author: Warren Ellis

name: Steev

average rating: 4.22

book published: 1998

rating: 4

read at:

date added: 2018/07/22

shelves: fun, politics, own-it

review:
fun, and eerily prescient in some ways, for a 1997 publication. A preoccupation with journalistic integrity, truth, and authenticity is a constant thread.

As a story though, not particularly mature. Spider Jerusalem is a snotty know-it-all anger-factory who never changes and never really has any obstacles he can't easily kick in the teeth and yell his way out of. In a way it's satisfying to follow this avenging demon around his corrupt and rotting City as he smites evildoers and lectures the populace about "the truth". But ultimately it's pretty juvenile to have a main character like this who never learns or grows.

The art is really great, a riot of overwhelming detail.