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. . .
Even Tye, a lucid writer and journalistic pro, seems slightly unhinged by his subject. Superman...
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
I think it would even appeal to non-SF fans since it does not contain what non-SF fans usually think SF contains exclusively (spaceships and aliens and robots, oh my!). It’s a good read.
Readers will empathize with Cece as she tries to find friends who aren’t bossy or inconsiderate, and they’ll rejoice with her when she finally does.
The Black Dahlia is haunting, incomplete, because you never truly know what happened or who the murderer is.
She is a watchful heroine — so much so that when, at the end of the story, she plays a role in a heroic act, it is precisely because she has been looking so closely. She proves herself to be as quietly powerful as this moving, evocative book.
Eschewing neat endings, Carroll leaves lingering questions: how much is real and how much imagination? Is the haunting just guilt, grief, loneliness, psychosis or something supernatural? Her eerie tales will haunt you.
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.
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.
...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.
For several years the Lacks family...refused to talk to Skloot. But eventually her persistence won the confidence of Lacks’s daughter Deborah. Eventually a sympathetic scientist...invites Deborah...into his lab to see HeLa cells for the first time; their wonderment provides one of the great moments of the book.
In ''The Kite Runner,'' Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence -- forces that continue to threaten them even today.
I liked the fact that Rose looked for reasons for what was happening to her – she researched, she thought about what potential explanations there could be....These books continue to suck me deeper into the world. I am halfway through now – 3 down and 3 to go. And I already don’t want it to end.
...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.
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.