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June 12, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - June 12, 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.


Walt Before Skeezix

Walt Before Skeezix
by Frank King

Drawn and Quarterly has been proudly reissuing Frank King's classic comic strip Gasoline Alley for years now, so far covering 1921 to 1930. Walt Before Skeezix is kind of a prequel, collecting the first years of Gasoline Alley from 1919 to 1920 and focusing primarily on Walt Wallet and his friends as they engage with the then-novel automobile sensation that was sweeping the nation. This period of the newspaper strip is especially fascinating as a historical time capsule, charting a moment in America’s past when horses and buggies shared the road with cars, and when the country was making the transition from rural farmers to urban, industrialized society. Lavishly edited and designed by Chris Ware and featuring essays by comics historian Jeet Heer and cultural historian Tim Samuelson, Walt Before Skeezix is an essential addition to any thorough comics library.


Benson's Cuckoos

Benson's Cuckoos
by Anouk Ricard

Here's a sneaky, unbelievably funny book. Anouk Ricard is well-known by discerning comics readers as the creator of the Anna & Froga books—the crabby, sweet kids comics about a group of animal friends. Anouk actually has a wide range of work in her native French and Benson's Cuckoos is one of her adult humour books, so don't be fooled by the cute anthropomorphic animals. It's a workplace comedy, it's a mystery story, it's a goofball romance, and it's got a wicked sense of humour with some surprising violence, sexual innuendo, and vomit jokes. Good fun, right?


Nobrow 9: It's Oh So Quiet

Nobrow 9: It's Oh So Quiet

It's time for another of Nobrow's excellent annual anthologies! As usual, they've given 45 comic artists a 4-colour palette and theme (this issue's is "Silence"), and turned them loose! Within the stack of these weighty pages is work by artists such as Bianca Bagnarelli, Will Morris, Joe Todd Stanton, Lisa Perrin, Jim Stoten, Jamie Coe, Ella Bailey, Joseph Lambert, Natalie Andrewsen and many, many more. Just like the previous 3 issues, Nobrow 9 is actually two magazines rolled into one and sealed with a double cover. With a limited, one-time print run the magazines have become something of a collector’s item, so get your hands on the latest and start your collection now!


Adam

Adam
by Ariel Schrag

Ariel Schrag is best known for her graphic novel memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise, and she's written for TV shows on HBO and Showtime, but with Adam, she's breaking into (ahem) novel territory for the first time. The story concerns a skinny, awkward teen who travels from small-town California to live with his big sister in New York City. Drifting into the queer scene his sister hangs out in, he finds himself mistaken for a trans man...by the girl of his dreams! Naturally, hijinks ensue with results that Alison Bechdel called "twisted, hilarious, and deeply gratifying."


Summer House with Swimming Pool

Summer House with Swimming Pool
by Herman Koch

From the author of the runaway hit The Dinner comes another compulsively readable work of the very blackest humour. In Summer House with Swimming Pool, a doctor whose famous actor patient winds up dead finds himself forced to come up with answers. As the circumstances surrounding the death unfolds, we are taken back to the previous summer, in which an extravagant summer vacation on the Mediterranean full of sunshine, swimming, and wine tasting turns suddenly nightmarish. It's a blistering, highbrow thriller that will make for perfect summer reading and may even trump the international sensation of its predecessor.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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
musician/author interviews
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)
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
musician/author interviews
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)


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