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February 24, 2007

4 Down, 48 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Curses")

Every month, when I decide which books to read, I first pore over the release lists from my favorite publishers. When it comes to graphic novels, Drawn and Quarterly is at the top of my list. Not only are their books elegantly produced and aesthetically pleasing, but their roster of artists have always impressed me with both their artwork and storylines. Kevin Huizenga's graphic novel, Curses, is a fine example of why I love D&Q.

Kevin Huizenga's keen ear for dialogue matches his sharp, simple drawings perfectly. These tales often take on mythic proportions, with plagues of starlings and feathered ogres somehow coexisiting in his protagonist's suburbia, and Huizenga's masterful storytelling makes it all seem possible.

My next book is R. Crumb's Heroes Of Blues, Jazz And Country, by Robert Crumb.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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