Wise Man's Fear is Patrick Rothfuss's second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, following the mage Kvothe as he travels, has adventures, learns the pleasures and dangers of the opposite sex, and learns that outside of school, adulting can be pretty complicated.
Jessica Wagar Archives
Abandoned by wolves, rescued by Comic Book People. Enjoys stories of monsters & horror, and urban fantasy. Artist, Writer, Moderator.
Book Review: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara is solidly researched and in-depth look at the hunt for the Original Night Stalker, his crimes, and those who hunted him.
Antonio Damasio's The Strange Order of Things describes the connections between emotion and biology, from cellular homeostasis to human culture.
Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker is the inspiration for Netflix’s Mindhunter series, The Silence of the Lambs, and many true crime-based films and TV shows.
Review: It is Ann Leckie’s deep insight into the human condition that helps make Provenance stand out, giving the characters a solid dimensionality and motivation, blending them within their world’s culture and history.
Review: Beyond Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins is a beautiful, information-packed art book for comics lovers and artists.
Review: Cypulchre by Joseph MacKinnon is standard yet compelling cyberpunk fare, but could have benefited from a firmer editorial hand.
Review: Broken Lines is an illustrated Gonzo novel about coffee, a cowboy, a spaceman, a waitress, and a vampire who fight demons.
Review: Photographic by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Pena beautifully depicts the life of influential Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide.
Review: Emily Wilson has succeeded in making me enjoy Homer's The Odyssey, after years of other translators have failed to do so.
Carnival of Contagion is not exactly a pleasant reading experience, though the ending essay does a better job of conveying the themes present in the book.
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee is a well-written, intriguing, and immersive sci-fi book and an overall enjoyable read, especially for fans of the genre.
Ultra-futuristic sci-fi novel Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie presents a unique presentation of a hive-type mind, and how that changes over time.
Campfire Stories of Lake Kikipapi succeeds in bringing back memories of summer camp in a time when it was perceived as safer to let your kids run amok.
Graphic novel series Digger is powerful, well-crafted storytelling, with great art, characterization, and writing, serving a curious plot.