2012 roundup

Books

January
Cold Kiss – Amy Garvey 4 out of 5
Sounds and Furies – Tanith Lee 3 out of 5
Extra(ordinary) People – Joanna Russ 3 out of 5
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle 4 out of 5

Febuary
Sea Hearts – Margo Lanagan 3 out of 5
Mastiff – Tamora Pierce 3 out of 5
The Future of Us – Jay Asher + Carolyn Mackler 3 out of 5
The Naming of the Beasts – Mike Carey 4 out of 5
Waking the Witch – Kelley Armstrong 4 out of 5

March
Glory in Death – JD Robb 4 out of 5
Reign of Beasts – Tansy Rayner Roberts 4 out of 5
Shards of Honor – Lois McMaster Bujold 5 out of 5

April
The Stepsister Scheme – Jim C Hines 3 out of 5
Spin State – Chris Moriarty 4 out of 5
February Thaw – Tanya Huff 4 out of 5
Witness in Death – JD Robb 5 out of 5
Judgement in Death – JD Robb 4 out of 5
A Confusion of Princes – Garth Nix 4 out of 5
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress – Sarwat Chadda 3 out of 5

May
X-Men and Philosophy –  ed. Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski 3 out of 5
Feasting the Wolf – Susan Price 3 out of 5
Trickster Makes the World – Lewis Hyde 4 out of 5
Silence – Michelle Sagara 5 out of 5
Thorn Queen – Richelle Mead 4 out of 5

June
The Night Watch – Sarah Waters 4 out of 5
Ripley Under Ground – Patricia Highsmith 3 out of 5 (reread)
Ripley’s Game – Patricia Highsmith 4 out of 5
Little Tales of Misogyny – Patricia Highsmith 3 out of 5
The Boy who Followed Ripley – Patricia Highsmith 4 out of 5
Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s – Marijane Meaker 3 out of 5
Blackout – Mira Grant 5 out of 5

July
The Killing Moon – NK Jemisin 3 out of 5
Celebrity in Death – JD Robb  4 out of 5
Ripley Under Water – Patricia Highsmith  4 out of 5
Whispers Underground – Ben Aaronovitch  4 out of 5
Alif the Unseen – G Willow Wilson 5 out of 5

August
From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey – Valerie Estelle Frankel  4 out of 5
Redshirts – John Scalzi 4 out of 5
Half World – Hiromi Goto 3 out of 5
24 and Philosophy – ed. Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Brian Davis, Ronald Weed 5 out of 5

September
Immortal in Death – JD Robb 4 out of 5
The Butterfly Mosque – G Willow Wilson 5 out of 5
Haunted in Death – JD Robb 3 out of 5
Holiday in Death – JD Robb  4 out of 5
In the Blink of an Eye – Walter Murch 5 out of 5
Team Human – Justine Larbalestier + Sarah Rees Brennan 4 out of 5
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sarra Manning 5 out of 5
Cracklescape – Margo Lanagan  3 out of 5
Vengeance in Death – JD Robb 4 out of 5
Conspiracy in Death – JD Robb 4 out of 5
Unspoken – Sarah Rees Brennan 2 out of 5
The Broken Road – BR Collins  3 out of 5
We Who Are About To … – Joanna Russ  2 out of 5
Cast in Moonlight – Michelle Sagara  4 out of 5
Changeling – Sharon Lee + Steven Miller 3 out of 5
Siren Beat – Tansy Rayner Roberts  4 out of 5

October
Constellation Games – Leonard Richardson 4 out of 5
Bloodtide – Melvin Burgess 5 out of 5 (reread)
Cast in Peril – Michelle Sagara 5 out of 5
Earth Girl – Janet Edwards 4 out of 5
Love and Romanpunk – Tansy Rayner Roberts 3 out of 5
Fledgling – Sharon Lee and Steve Miller 5 out of 5
Thief of Lives – Lucy Sussex 3 out of 5
How to Fix Copyright – William Patry 4 out of 5

November
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall – Nancy Kress 3 out of 5
Lightspeed Magazine, April 2012 – various 3 out of 5
Louisa the Poisoner – Tanith Lee 4 out of 5
Flora’s Dare – Ysabeau Wilce 5 out of 5
Piratica III: The Family Sea – Tanith Lee 2 out of 5
Of Love and Other Monsters – Vandana Singh 3 out of 5

December
The Silvered – Tanya Huff 5 out of 5
Purity in Death – JD Robb 3 out of 5
The Lake – Banana Yoshimoto 3 out of 5
The Executioness – Tobias S Buckell 4 out of 5
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien 3 out of 5 (reread)
Silent Dances – AC Crispin + Kathleen O’Malley 4 out of 5

Comics

January
The Good Neighbours 3 & 4 – Holly Black + Ted Naifeh 4 out of 5
Ms Marvel 9 – Brian Reed + artists 3 out of 5 (reread)
Osborn: Evil Incarcerated – Kelly Sue Deconnick + Emma Ríos 4 out of 5
Unwritten: On to Genesis – Mike Carey + Peter Gross 5 out of 5
Cable and Deadpool issues 1–18 – Fabian Nicieza 5 out of 5 (reread)

February
Xombi – John Rozum + Frazer Irving 4 out of 5
iZombie 1–2 (reread), 3 – Chris Roberson + Mike Allred 4 out of 5
X-Force/X-Statix – Peter Milligan + Mike Allred 5 out of 5 (reread)

March
Dark X-Men – Paul Cornell + Leonard Kirk  3 out of 5
Red Rocket 7 – Mike Allred 5 out of 54 out of 5 (reread)
Captain America: Reborn – Ed Brubaker + Bryan Hitch + Butch Guice  3 out of 5
Astonishing Thor – Robert Rodi + Mike Choi 4 out of 5
Demon Knights 1 – Paul Cornell + Diogenes Neves + Mike Choi  4 out of 5

April
Mars 1 – Soryo Fuyumi 5 out of 5
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 12 – Otsuka Eiji + Yamazaki Housui 3 out of 5
Power Girl: – various 3 out of 5
Sub-Mariner: The Depths – Peter Milligan + Esad Ribic 3 out of 5
Young Avengers: Dark Reign – Paul Cornell + Mark Brooks 3 out of 5 (reread)
Captain America: Winter Soldier – Ed Brubaker + artists 3 out of 5
Thor: The Trials of Loki – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa + artists 5 out of 5
X-Factor: Overtime – Peter David + Valentine De Landro 3 out of 5
Thor: Seige Aftermath – Kieron Gillen + Richard Elson + Doug Braithwaite 5 out of 5
Cable Classic 1 – various 3 out of 5
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things 1 – Ted Naifeh 4 out of 5 (reread)
Journey Into Mystery: The Terrorism Myth – Kieron Gillen + Mitch Breitweiser + Richard Elson  5 out of 5

May
Neon Genesis Evangelion 12 – Sadamoto Yoshiyuki 4 out of 5
Sandman: Season of Mists – Neil Gaiman + artists 5 out of 5 (reread)
The Dark Crystal: Creatiostrongn Myths 1 – Brian Holguin + Alex Sheikam + Lizzy John 3 out of 5
Kamisama Kiss 1 – Suzuki Julietta 2 out of 5

July
Cinderella: Fables are Forever – Chris Roberson + Shawn McManus 3 out of 5
Preacher 1–2 – Garth Ennis + Steve Dillon 4 out of 5
Hellblazer: Bloody Carnations – Peter Milligan + artists 4 out of 5
Inhumans: Culture Shock – Sean McKeever + Matthew Clark 4 out of 5
Araña 1 – Fiona Avery + artists 3 out of 5

August 
Finder: Voices – Carla Speed McNeil 3 out of 5
Love the Way You Love 1–4 – Jamie S. Rich + Marc Ellerby 3 out of 5 (reread)
Blue Monday: 2–4 – Chynna Clugston 5 out of 5  (reread)
Inhumans 2 – Sean McKeever + Matthew Clark 3 out of 5
Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes – Ed Brubaker + Marc Andreyko + Chris Samnee 5 out of 5
Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery – Dave Roman + artists 3 out of 5

September
Air 1 – G Willow Wilson + MK Perker  3 out of 5
Grand Guignol Orchestra 2 – Kaori Yuki 3 out of 5
Red River 1 – Shinohara Chie 3 out of 5
Twin Spica 4 – Yaginuma Kou  4 out of 5

October
New Mutants: A Date with the Devil – Dan Abnett + Andy Lanning + David Lopez 5 out of 5
Justice League Dark 1 – Peter Milligan + Mikel Janin 4 out of 5
Mind the Gap 1 – Jim McCann + artists 4 out of 5

November
Saga 1 – Brian K Vaughan + Fiona Staples 5 out of 5 (reread)
Doctor Strange: Season One – Greg Pak + Emma Ríos 4 out of 5
Unwritten 6 – Mike Carey + Peter Gross + other artists 5 out of 5
Mars 1 (reread) + 2 – Soryo Fuyumi 4 out of 5
Ooku 7 – Yoshinaga Fumi  3 out of 5

December 
Fullmetal Alchemist 1–2 – Arakawa Hiromu 4 out of 5
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 13 – Otsuka Eiji + Yamazaki Housui 4 out of 5
Basara 1–5 – Tamura Yumi 5 out of 5

Comics followed
Journey into Mystery
Uncanny X-Men
Generation Hope
iZombie
Supergirl
The Flash
Demon Knights
Saga
Batwoman
Captain Marvel
The Mighty Thor
Avengers Academy

Movies

January
Red 4 out of 5
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 4 out of 5
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 4 out of 5
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 3 out of 5

February
This Means War 4 out of 5
Lady Whirlwind 3 out of 5

March
High Noon 4 out of 5
Men In Black 4 out of 5 (rewatch)
Push 3 out of 5
Keloglan vs the Black Prince 3 out of 5

April
The Killer Inside Me 3 out of 5
The Raid 4 out of 5
Jurassic Park 3 out of 5
Jurassic Park: The Lost World 2 out of 5
Hitler Goes Kaput 4 out of 5
The Avengers 5 out of 5 x2!

June
The Night Watch 3 out of 5
The Talented Mr Ripley 5 out of 5
Prometheus 4 out of 5 x2
Dog Soldiers 5 out of 5
Hanna 4 out of 5
We’ll Take Manhattan 3 out of 5
Snow White and the Huntsman 4 out of 5
American History X 5 out of 5
Shame 5 out of 5

July
Atonement 5 out of 5
Perfect Blue 3 out of 5
Brave 4 out of 5
The Dark Knight Rises 3 out of 5

August
The Bourne Identity 5 out of 5
Easy A 4 out of 5 (rewatch)
Ninja Assassin 4 out of 5 (rewatch)
Event Horizon 2 out of 5
Green Zone 3 out of 5

September
14 Blades 3 out of 5
The Children 2 out of 5
Looper 4 out of 5
Repo Men 4 out of 5

October
Haywire 3 out of 5
Dredd 5 out of 5 x2
Ghosts of Mars 2 out of 5
Let the Bullets Fly 3 out of 5

November
The Capricious Robot  2 out of 5
Aladin  3 out of 5
Detective Dee 4 out of 5 (rewatch)
Skyfall  4 out of 5
The Sessions 3 out of 5

December
Ghost in the Shell 3 out of 5 (rewatch)
The Hobbit 3 out of 5
Evangelion 1.1: You are (not) Alone  3 out of 5
Star Wars: A New Hope 2 out of 5 (rewatch)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  3 out of 5  (rewatch)
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 2 out of 5  (rewatch)

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