...there's genuine tenderness beneath her scribbled, glowering caricatures, and turning her family's slow disaster into gallows humor is clearly an act of love.
“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.
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is ambitious and impressive enough as a feat of world-building, but it's a good deal more than that.
Joe Sacco made his name with comic book-style works of journalism...rendered in intricate detail...creating this stunning work...
Astounding...how effectively an entire century is captured in these slices of daily life—how each era both defines and inspires those within its grasp.
This well-known story marks the beginning of perhaps the greatest, possibly most influential, and certainly the most world-famous Victorian English fiction, a book that hovers between a nonsense tale and an elaborate in-joke.
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.
Kinney hasn't lost his touch for spinning universal details of middle-school life into comic gold—he doesn't have to worry about becoming a dirt sandwich anytime soon.
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.
The research in the book is excellent and the book itself is fascinating.
Bechdel's ability to capture this complicated dynamic in a comics format is at once dazzling, intellectually thrilling...
Jerusalem is not only an extremely handsome book... but it also presents Delisle – who has received his knocks in the past for his handling of social and political issues – at his career best.
. . . 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.