Like Raymond Briggs’s classic Ethel and Ernest, this is a cartoon memoir to laugh and cry, and heal, with—Roz Chast’s masterpiece.
Mankoff offers a number of tips on the “intelligent humor” that makes it into the New Yorker—and even how to better your odds in the weekly caption process—but the one that trumps all others: “Make David Remnick laugh.”
Greenberg’s Early Earth may be light on the very storytelling its premise demands, but when it opts to craft tales with images instead, it becomes capable, promising work.
Doubtless some people will feel that it's impossible, and wrong, to attempt to capture the terror and chaos of the Somme like this. For me, though, The Great War's cartoonishness...has its own uncompromising force. So many incomprehensible decisions...reduced to just 24 plates: there's something awesome about this, and pitiful too.
Strong work. It deepens the impact that this was the last book completed by the author.
The Mad Hatter's youthful, disheveled appearance makes him resemble a modern hipster, and the pop-up trial scene features a flying pack of cards. A clever and inventive interpretation.
It is, in fact, a model first sentence, one for the ages, and I apologize to it on humanity’s behalf for our having so prodigally abused its conceit in college papers, headlines on the Internet and other venues unbecoming of its excellence.
If you can get past this opening section, the book becomes a fun adventure, but things work out all too easily for the main character...
Fans will continue to enjoy Greg's ongoing efforts to come out on top.
It was funny, good and the best of the series of five Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney.
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias proves that sometimes a little mystery is a good thing.
All in all this wasn’t my favorite Fool’s Gold Series, and the one that had the weakest romance, in my opinion.
an author whose infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical and devilish, all of which apply to “XO.” It’s Dance’s toughest case, and one of Deaver’s best books.
Even Tye, a lucid writer and journalistic pro, seems slightly unhinged by his subject. Superman...
Bechdel's ability to capture this complicated dynamic in a comics format is at once dazzling, intellectually thrilling...
As always, Delisle shows an equal knack for pantomime comedy and for more involved personal observations...
. . . an entertaining role model for the intended audience. . .
The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides.
Smith wisely doesn’t tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food in his 13th excursion to Gaborone, Botswana...
Overall, though, the story of Fanya and Esther’s struggles is beautifully drawn and hard to forget.