A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

45. Irredeemable Vol. 5 by Mark Waid

Irredeemable Vol. 5 by Mark Waid. Art by Peter Krause (Canada) - (US)
Irredeemable series

Pages: 128
Ages: 15+
Finished: Feb. 20, 2011
First Published: Feb. 20, 2011
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Genre: superheroes, action, graphic novel
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

My name is Keiko.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Harper Collins Canada.

Reason for Reading: next in the series

Wow!! Ohmygosh!! What a ride! This is the best book in the series to date! I'm not going to give away any plot details as there are a lot of surprises and cool things that happen in this volume and it's no fun if you already know what to expect. This volume doesn't concentrate on just any specific hero. We flip back and forth from Plutonian to various select members of the Paradigm, some of whom have minor story lines while others have major ones. I just finished reading the latest Incorruptible volume and I have to say as soon as I opened this book it reminded me of just how superior the artwork is here in Irredeemable. The art is just gorgeous and the backgrounds are carefully detailed. This volume contains a lot of action, which is good to see because we've been working on character development in the last couple of issues. That doesn't mean character development is left aside here though either. We learn more about Keiko's past and powers. Gil's minor role is all about character and we delve deeper into Qubit's character as well. Much, much more happens though and I've left out the names of many other major players. And to conclude the volume off is an unbelievable scene that makes me not sure I can last until June for the next volume!

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