September 16, 2007
Joe Matt's comics collection, Spent, is a wonderful piece of dark humor. Autobiographical, the work focuses on the cartoonist as a frugal cartoonist whose tastes run toward pornography and amassing the toys of his childhood. The flashbacks work fluidly and seamlessly frame the commentary, and Matt's simple pen and ink drawings are the perfect depiction of his protagonist's dismal (yet often humorous) life.
For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.
My next book is the Roni Sarig's examination of the southern evolution of hip hop, Third Coast.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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)