A memoir of decrepitude – specifically, the decrepitude of her batty parents – her brilliant new book is honest, plangent and thoroughly ghoulish. But it's also hystericall...Truly, this is the best, most singular work Chast has ever done, and you should rush out and buy it, for yourself and for everyone you know. We're all headed here in the end.
“I may not have the best job in the world, but I’m in the running,” he writes in the introduction to his book “How About Never — Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons,” which is not just a charming memoir but also a charming grab bag of cartoon history, cartoon theory...and shoptalk.
...magic is transmitted via a narrator's voice, whose captions punctuate the frames, combined with speech bubbles from the characters whose animated facial expressions mirror their dialogue.
Sacco loves to chronicle intimate, personal war stories...“The Great War” is different. It’s Sacco at his most bombastic and epic, as if his publisher had given him Steven Spielberg’s budget. The result is much more than a traditional comic book; it is an achievement whose impact could only be felt in this paper medium.
With not much writing time left, Rakoff – a well-known contributor to This American Life who died of cancer last year just after finishing the book – managed to create whole characters from a handful of words.
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.
This taut, atmospheric novel initially appeared as weekly instalments in 1859. Its insights remain relevant...
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...
t is the best book I have ever read. I wish I could write a story as good as The Third Wheel. I can't stop reading it. I've read it again and again and again.
The quick pacing and humor yield a very enjoyable read.
This entire project would likely have been a little better received if they'd conceived it as such, rather than a straight prequel
Sure this is a HEA book and to a point I wish that there had been a little bit more conflict. Everything works out just perfect, almost too perfect.
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...
That tone of both discovery and befuddlement becomes the defining sensibility of "Jerusalem," which is, remarkably, a book about the miraculous serendipity of the everyday.
. . . 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...
Both a work of social realism and a fable with a moral.