Sacco’s illustration — exacting in every damning detail, magnificent in its tragic way — is both indictment and tribute enough.
This short but abundantly populated novel in verse had quite an effect on me.
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...
The Third Wheel is a very entertaining book, it has a cleverly comic plot.
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.
Though she is skilled at creating the small town world, Susan Mallery truly excels at character-driven romance, and that's what this most recent book lacked.
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.
It’s Tye’s (Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, 2009, etc.) merry, dizzyingly detailed history of America’s first and greatest superhero.
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.
It is all but impossible to criticise this novel; that would be like kicking a slightly senile labrador that always retrieves a ball when you throw it, whether you like it or not.
Both a work of social realism and a fable with a moral.
While Cumming’s mangaesque art is craftsmanlike, it is also limited in its range; the underage Uglies and the older Pretty cohort appear similarly flawless, undermining a vital element of the story.
As we read, these stories intertwine, these characters deepen. The medium allows us to adopt a perspective that is not merely omniscient but truly godlike: Ware's characters remain trapped in their tiny panels, but we are above them, looking in...
As with all good dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 allows the reader to consider concepts such as censorship in a totally different world, but then leaves you wondering about your own.
This part of the story is effectively told by Gaiman, as the mission gives the story shape until Dream's character solidifies. The art varies from book to book, as it, too, struggles a bit to find a shape.
The story arc feels complete. The series' feminism was edgy five years ago, but is so no longer. As a man who chose nonparticipation in life as a moral stance, Yorick is a Gen-X anti-hero, and the series is a comic-book masterpiece.