April 24, 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.
The Worn Archive
edited by Serah-Marie McMahon
Drawn & Quarterly is very proud to be the publisher of The Worn Archive, which compiles the first 14 issues of the beloved publication into one beautifully, chubby little book. For those of you who don't know, the WORN Fashion Journal is a bi-annual, Toronto-based publication that delivers opinion and intelligent commentary, untainted by the demands of advertisers. Publisher's Weekly called it a "deliciously designed, intelligent, quirky, entertaining, and provocative archive" and Design Week praised its exploration, "not just of fashion and its frivolities, but how clothes, design, art and pop culture are all inextricably linked."
by Dr. Hana Roš and Matteo Farinella
New from our pals at Nobrow press is this groundbreaking graphic novel that unravels the mysteries of the human brain. The authors are both neuroscientists: Dr. Hana Roš is a professor at Oxford and Matteo Farinella is an illustrator specializing in graphic journalism and scientific illustration who also received a PhD in neuroscience from University College London. Throughout Neurocomic, the two of them take the reader on a journey through the human brain: a place of neuron forests, memory caves, and castles of deception. Along the way, you'll encounter Boschean beasts, giant squid, guitar-playing sea slugs, and the great pioneers of neuroscience.
by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen
Lumberjanes continues Boom! Studio's strategy of taking creators who have had success on Adventure Time, Regular Show and Bravest Warriors and giving them their own projects, to great effect! Lumberjanes is a Buffy-esque story about five teenage girls at scout camp beating up monsters (yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons!) and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won’t want to miss.
by Dave Eggers
New in paperback this week is Dave Eggers' hit novel from last year. From the Pulitzer-nominated man behind McSweeney’s comes a cautionary tale about the threats posed by our society’s overzealous embracing of technology. Allegorical and satirical, with plenty of overt nods to Orwell, the book’s message is also an earnest warning about the hazards of corporate culture and social media obsession run amok.
by Jenni Fagan
Also new in paperback is Jenni Fagan's page-turning thriller starring 15-year-old unreliable narrator Anais Hendricks, who we first encounter in the back of a police car on her way to the sinister Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. Drawing comparisons to Heather O’Neill’s Lullabies for Little Criminals, A Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting, The Hunger Games, and even to Tao Lin, Fagan has crafted a story of youth in revolt that's poised to become a future classic.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)