Book Review: The Monster in the Mist by Andrew Mayne


Author: Andrew Mayne Title: The Monster in the Mist Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ISBN: B0056A295I Summary/Review: I got this eBook as a special deal for Kindle on Amazon, not knowing much about it other than it was a mystery set in Boston in 1890 with a steampunk vibe.  April Malone is a young woman whose mysterious…

Book Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill


Author: Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen  Publication Info: America’s Best Comics (1999) ISBN: 1563898586 Summary/Review: This novel brings together several fictional characters – Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr. Jekyl, and the Invisible Man – to solve mysteries in an alternate universe London.  The tone of the book is dark and the…

Book Review: Boilerplate : history’s mechanical marvel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet


Author: Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet Title: Boilerplate : history’s mechanical marvel Publication Info: New York : Abrams Image, 2009. ISBN: 9780810989504 Summary/Review: Boilerplate reads like a textbook or maybe one of those Time-Life history books from the 1980’s covering the period 1893-1918 when Professor Archie Campion’s Mechanical Marvel walked the Earth.  In hopes of…

Book Review: Two Graphic Novels


I decided to take a break from my usual reading patterns and explore two intriguing phenomena.  The first is graphic novels which my public library now has an entire section devoted to and I’ve heard a lot of buzz about their art and creativity.  The second is steampunk, a genre of science fiction based on…