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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Nichole Stoner has commented on (4) products.

Kabuki: Circle of Blood by David Mack
Kabuki: Circle of Blood

Nichole Stoner, August 4, 2012

David Mack does an absolutely amazing job with Kabuki. The artwork in itself is stunning, taking the readers on a visually pleasing ride through the life of the crime fighting Masks of Noh and, more specifically, Kabuki's life. The story plays out in a future Kyoto, where crime has taken its toll and it's up to a secret organization to keep the balance between politics and the crime families in check, and highlighting the life of a troubled girl who sparked the need for the organization itself. It has pretty much everything needed to make a good graphic novel. Stunning artwork, a story that grabs the attention, and some needed twists, I would recommend Kabuki to anyone looking for a different kind of graphic novel to try, over a decent age of course.
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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Nichole Stoner, March 7, 2012

"Honest Abe" isn't very honest anymore. Vampire Hunter was one of those books that sounded absurd at first. Really? The 16th president is now running around in the middle of the night, slaying vampires? It was a very pleasant surprise. Besides the most obvious additions it feels more like a biography than a fictional novel. The inclusion of the vampires and the way they influenced the war is so well written it could've been plausible. From his childhood to his first encounters with the vampires, everything comes together to create a rather convincing story of the vampire's icy grip on a growing America.
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The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori by Lian Hearn
The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

Nichole Stoner, January 27, 2012

Harsh Cry of the Heron is a stunning conclusion to a tense, beautiful story. The writing style is so familiar, and the imagery easily brings to mind the scenary and feel of the time. Though less dramatic and action packed than the other three, it is no less impressive as Takeo takes on yet another enemy. Filled with shning temples, towering castles and unusual creatures, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a little feudal Japan historical fiction.
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The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian
The Children's Hospital

Nichole Stoner, January 12, 2012

The Children's Hospital is certainly a piece of art that deserves more attention than it receives. Though not exactly what one would call "normal", the beginning of the book gives nothing away, drawing the reader in as Chris Adrian uses his skills to portray this odd, floating hospital city. The story just gets stranger as the characters try to survive in this new world and keep some kind of order. The book becomes harder to put down as stranger things continue to happen, more often than not causing more questions than giving up any answers. It's a book that really makes you think.
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