The book is a combination of the weekly and Sunday strips (the latter are in full color), arranged chronologically. Some of the longer “poetic” sequences...take up quite a few pages and are bright and well rendered. If you want to lose yourself in the entire Calvin and Hobbes universe...this book is worth giving up a few lattes.
. . . an entertaining role model for the intended audience. . .
The research in the book is excellent and the book itself is fascinating.
Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.
The rich world and engaging characters are a surefire hit—and the glorious full-color illustrations, which pack a novel’s worth of expression onto cartoon faces, should bring readers back for multiple reads of this many-layered story
Fahrenheit 451 is one of the more remarkable books of our time.
I like how the book shows how she copes with all these fragile relationships and how she holds on to her courage to make friends.
The Black Dahlia is haunting, incomplete, because you never truly know what happened or who the murderer is.
Fine characterization and sensitive prose distinguish the story, too—as when Rose remembers the wisdom a swimming teacher shared about holding his breath for minutes at a time: “He told me the secret was he would tell himself that he was actually breathing.”
With very few exceptions, I tend not to seek out horror. Emily Carroll's Through the Woods is so thoroughly an exception that I have to revise my stance on the whole genre.
Jazzy syntax and Forney’s witty cartoons examining Indian versus White attire and behavior transmute despair into dark humor; Alexie’s no-holds-barred jokes have the effect of throwing the seriousness of his themes into high relief.
Jerusalem provides both an excellent introduction to the conflict in the Middle East and a fascinating close-up of what it’s like to live in the most sacred city in the world.
...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.
Sacco’s illustration — exacting in every damning detail, magnificent in its tragic way — is both indictment and tribute enough.
Skloot narrates the science lucidly, tracks the racial politics of medicine thoughtfully and tells the Lacks family’s often painful history with grace.
It is rare that a book is at once so timely and of such high literary quality.
'Shadow Kissed' is the third book in the 'Vampire Academy' series and my favourite so far...Overall I thought this book was amazing... I recommend this book to everyone, but you should probably start at the beginning of the series...
...a characteristic King performance, speedy and craftsmanlike and solidly unnerving.
The Horatio Alger of graphic novelists, Telgemeier draws up-by-their-book-bags characters who value hard work and seize a chance that has nothing to do with looks or even with love.
But I would say you can always derive great comfort and pleasure from being properly scared, or moved by such brilliant writing. And the final chapter of A Christmas Carol really does warm the heart...You close the book feeling there is hope for a better future – and there is not much that is more comforting than that.