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Chris_Ryall

Chris_Ryall

Joined January 2016

Writer/reader/editor-in-chiefer of comic books
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Batman: the Dark Knight returns | Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley
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My first exposure to Batman was in this amazing and much-devoured collection. Happy Batman Day!

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My first--what was yours?
Happy centennial, Roald Dahl! #roalddahl100

LeahBergen Yep! My first, too. ❤️ 3y
KarenUK Yep, mine too 💗 3y
LDavisMunro Amazing cover! 3y
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Soubhiville This was my first too! A gift from an Aunt, I have that same version! 3y
GuiltyFeat Love that cover. 3y
DiruVamp What a great cover! 3y
DreesReads I have that same cover, only with a book jacket! 3y
Zelma I had a different cover (paperback) but that was the illustrator for my version. I only see Willy Wonka that way in mind! 3y
thebiasedgirl The cover is just amazing. The content is phenomenal 2y
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Ararat | Christopher Golden
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Was kinda hoping this was the Donna D'Errico story but even as a work of fiction, I'm looking forward to climbing this one.

Procrastireader Sounds like a fun rainy day book--if the writing is good 3y
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Revolver | Duane Swierczynski
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Duane's books always have a way of jumping in front of others on the to-read shelf.

MrBook Great group of titles! 3y
LukewarmSiren Just looked up Rivers of London. I'll be reading that ASAP! 3y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The Shadow of the Wind might not be the first book that found its way into my heart but passages like this are why the book did find permanent berth there. Just finished it -- finally -- and it's spectacular. As for the first book to burrow in? Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. What was yours?

subwayreads This book was the same. Burrowed it's way deeeeep. Ender's Game is another and The Poisonwood Bible 4y
BookishFeminist I need to read this already 4y
SusanCoulby It's been on my shelf for about 7 years, and I still haven't cracked it open :-( 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Watership Down! 4y
stargazerblue49 Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. 💛🍪💛💙💙💙 Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a new addition to my list, too 😊 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 GREAT book!!! I was so nutso about the library read, I needed my own copy, and it had to have the British cover...it leaves me all tingling!! Lol 4y
HeatherJ I adore Shadow of the Wind--gets right in your soul, and the language is gorgeous. First of all time for me would probably be My Side of the Mountain and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; I seem to have had some deep-seated running-away fantasies as a kid. 🤓 4y
Darthdad One of my all time favorite books 4y
IndyHannaJones So I become addicted to this book in college and read it in a matter of two days (I had to go to class sometime). I brought it up in my Greek drama class and my professor goes: "Isn't that that super boring mystery by a Spanish author?" Siggghh 4y
wanderlustywriter Love love love 4y
Alfoster Ditto!!!😘😘😘 4y
ColleenLindsay Loved this book. 4y
lovekudzu One of my favorites!! So good. 4y
Macnjen My favorite 4y
Procrastireader Mine was The Jungle Books. Absolutely shattered at the end when I realized I would never actually be able to bridge the gulf between their minds and mine. 4y
Laalaleighh I read this and loved it so much I immediately tracked down The Angels Game and Prisoner of Heaven! I can't wait till he writes the fourth one! As for me my books were Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Rebecca, and of course, Harry Potter. Still reread them yearly! 4y
Celly84 Mine was Little House on the Prairie. First read it as a teenager and my copy is now falling apart from years of love. 4y
Eliza-beta I loved this book. I didn't like the 2 other books in the series however. 3y
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Jerusalem | Alan Moore
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New weekend reading. Every weekend, I mean. Forever.

brendanmleonard what. is this THE Alan Moore? 4y
BookishFeminist So jealous of your galley. The things I would do to get an ARC of this!! 4y
Shaun_Manning I'm 300 pages in. Love it, but also need a break for light humor every chapter or so. 4y
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Deserthorror Looks pretty amazing. 4y
ColleenLindsay I'm a few chapters in. I like it but can't really carry it around to read. 4y
TheWellReadOwl Yowza! 4y
Alpha I feel immediately intimidated .... Hope you enjoy 4y
Joe_Jones This is one I am glad I got as an e-galley so I don't have to carry the print book around. 4y
Procrastireader I hope the book is somewhat clearer than the blurb link. 'Cause, you know, I already have Ulysses on my Eternal TBR Speed-Dial. 4y
joe_hill I have it but God knows when I'll read it. I'd need to clear three months, minimum. 4y
CraigEngler The unintended consequence of its size is that it's gonna be like 3 years before any consumer reviews of this book show up. 4y
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End of Watch | Stephen King
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After so many false starts, I'm finally about to dig in to Shadow of the Wind and then Bill Hodges shoves his way in front one last time. But you're next, Mr. Zafon, really.

QueenAnne Same luxury problem here.. The King always goes first 😉 4y
MujerPerdida I'm half way through a book at the moment so to not fling it aside I haven't bought this yet! 4y
StephTKO Shadow of the Wind is an amazing book. 4y
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Eugeniavb Shadow of the wind is great. Sk also always great. Good taste! 4y
LindaGrace812 Agrees - Shadow of the Wind is amazing. It's one of my favorites. I've enjoyed all of Zafon's books, and have Marina on deck as speak. 4y
Macnjen Shadow is my favorite 4y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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This is one captivating and creepy-as-fuck read. Loved it.

TheLudicReader This one is definitely on my tbr shelf. 3y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Happy birthday to talented actor and occasional New York Times #1 best seller Joe Hill!

barry I have the Creepshow graphic novel from back in the day and @joe_hill is 100 times creepier in the movie than the illustrated version of him on the cover. 4y
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Fireman | Joe Hill
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Fun promo by artist Charles Paul Wilson III to herald today's arrival of Joe Hill's new'un, The Fireman.

Rio_Youers Hell yeah. Love this. 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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The newspaper is full of bizarre and unsightly images nowadays. But also another great advance review of the book, too.

Shaun_Manning TBR'd! 4y
Procrastireader Wow, does he look like his dad 4y
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Had a chance to chat up both Jaws/The Jerk screenwriter Carl Gottleib and Seven Per Cent Solution author (and Time After Time/Star Trek 2 and 3 writer) Nicholas Meyer this weekend, which was a twin thrill. Carl finally explained the difference between shit and Shinola, too.

GuiltyFeat Awesome. 4y
Procrastireader Nick Meyer! 👏👏👏 4y
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Lok i Klyuch

samuellinde Now I need the Russian edition as well :-( 4y
Happytrackie2 Just started reading this comic. A little late🤭 but it‘s really good and I love the art 1y
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My sister might've owned the copy but I'm pretty sure I read this book far more often than she did. Happy centennial, Beverly Cleary! (image swiped from Etsy. My/her copy is long gone but lodged in my head.)

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The Death House | Sarah Pinborough
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Brought back a dozen very anticipated books from a recent UK trip. First read is this'un.

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On the Edge of Gone | Corinne Duyvis
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Met some great people and picked up some very interesting books at the Dutch Comic Con. And Corinne Duyvis and her new book check both those boxes.

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Dutch Comic-Con pick-up I'm excited to dig into.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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This book is en fuego, man.

todd I'm almost 200 pages in. After quick sand, spontaneous human combustion is my greatest fear. Very excited to see where it goes! 4y
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The cover alone does it for me, let alone all the Bat-words inside by avowed geek/NPR podcaster Glen Weldon. Out officially on March 22.

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How am I just learning about this now?? Written by Alan Dean Foster, art by Joe Staton. Un-ironic awesomeness by the trenchcoated Round Mound of Rebound.

SGJ Seriously? Had never heard of this either. 4y
jeff Yes! 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Some damn kid--or possibly a certified mail carrier--lit a Fire on my porch last night. Can't wait to dig deeper into it. The book's officially coming in May.

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Umberto Eco may have had more famous books but none spoke to me more personally than this.

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Happy 140th birthday to Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published on this day 1876. Happy that we could put out a new edition of the book a few years back chock full'a new illos by The Goon creator Eric Powell.

xThrashx Wow - that's a perfect illustrator / story combo. 4y
shelly cool 4y
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Ghastly Beyond Belief | Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman
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Landed a copy of this book co-edited by, as it says, "up-and-coming young journalist" Neil Gaiman and "aspiring fiction author" Kim Newman. Thanks to Joe Hill for the recommendation.

SGJ Oh, wow. So, so cool. 4y
joe_hill Arguably the funniest book ever to go out of print. 4y
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Bakuman? | Tsugumi Ohba
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What I know about manga could fit into one Lone Wolf and Cub word balloon but I dove deep into this 20-volume set of Bakuman. Seven books in and I love it. Fun exploration of the creative process involving two aspiring young manga creators.

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The Twilight Zone Companion | Marc Scott Zicree
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One of those books that I've owned since childhood but still revisit annually.

joe_hill Oh man. Essential. 4y
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It wouldn't be social media w/o some self-promotion, right? I've got two comics in shops today--the Dirk Gently TPB (art by Tony Akins & Ilias Kyriazis) and the final issue of Onyx w/artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Recommended vinyl pairings here, too.

joe_hill I'm going to start coupling recommended reads with appropriate records to set the mood. That's good. 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I know Deadline already reported this but it always feels a bit more official when Variety spreads the word, so congrats (again; officially) to Joe: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/fox-joe-hill-the-fireman-movie-1201675559/

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Can & Can'tankerous | Harlan Ellison
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Probably the best title Harlan has settled on in his six decades of cleverly named books. And yes, that includes Bugf*ck.

tkmadden I love him 4y
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