February 27, 2014
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.
Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.
by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët
Beautiful Darkness, originally published in French as Jolies Tenebres by Les Éditions Dupuis (2009), is the first book by Vehlmann & Kerascoët to be published by Drawn and Quarterly. Fabien Vehlmann, who wrote the Jason-drawn comic Isle of 100,000 Graves, has penned a grim story here (based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy), one that breaks its characters down and shows the capacity for evil in even the sweetest looking of princesses. This story will stick with you whether you want it to or not, and you might find yourself remembering specific panels for a few sleepless nights. Beautiful Darkness is unsettling, intelligent, and a joy to look at, and we are so excited for it to become a new classic.
by Tove Jansson
What with D+Q having published many collections of Moomin comics, it's no secret that we here at Librairie D+Q are big fans of Tove Jansson's work. We've been chomping at the bit to read this reissue of her poignant yet unsentimental 1968 memoir of her childhood growing up in Finland.
The theme of quarterly food journal Lucky Peach's tenth issue is street food. Featuring spreads of international street food treats from Mexico to Mumbai, delving into such mysteries as what eats cigarette butts (spoiler: microbes) and the origins of that ubiquitous ice-cream truck song, plus a rundown of the world's finest street sausages, and much more. Yum!
by Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore's latest collection of short stories has been a long time coming - 16 years, if you're counting - but her fans will no doubt find that Bark is worth the wait. Bark is composed of 8 stories, many touching on the theme of relationships gone awry, and written with Moore's characteristic blend of pathos, humor and fondness for wordplay. Observant readers will enjoy the allusions to the various meanings of the word "bark" which appear throughout.
Adventure Time Volume 4
by Ryan North
A new volume of Adventure Time comics is always an occasion to rejoice! The comics series, much like the cartoon itself, is just as delightful for kids as it is for adults, proving that all-ages comics can be awesome. In this volume, Finn and Jake explore new dungeons, and we get a special glimpse into the inner workings of the villainous Ice King. Mathematical!
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