July 9, 2015
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.
Poetry is Useless
by Anders Nilsen
Bringing together comics, sketches, travelogues, and intellectual meditations, Anders Nilsen (creator of the New York Times Notable Book Big Questions) redefines the sketchbook genre. Whether the book opens to two stick figures debating the merits of economics, or abstract shapes broken by bursts of red ink, Nilsen's deft illustration and wry outlook are evident on every page.
by Taiyo Matsumoto
Matsumoto's award-winning manga series follows a group of foster children as they go through the everyday joys and troubles of growing up, and flex their imaginations with the help of a broken down yellow car (the titular Sunny). The fifth volume—continuing the format of the rest of the series, with each chapter showing the point of view of a different child—is just as beautiful and poignant as the rest.
Megahex! Worst Behaviour
by Simon Hanselmann
Anyone pining for more of Hanselmann's NYT bestselling comic Megahex is in luck! Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and Owl are back! Worst Behaviour is their longest episode yet, and though the adventure may be brand new (Owl tries to have a birthday dinner at a fancy restaurant—the others make this less than successful) there's still the same stoner-tragedy feel to the story, the same melancholy that made Megg and company beloved in the first place.
Confession of the Lioness
by Mia Couto
When the women of a small village in Mozambique start falling prey to a mysterious lioness, reality gives way to magic and superstition. The lives of Mariamar, the sister of one of the victims, and Archangel, the hunter tasked with finding the predators responsible, become interwoven in this story of faith, women's oppression, and rapidly encroaching modernity by Mozambique novelist Mia Couto.
Music magazine Wax Poetics pulls no punches in their new summer issue, with profiles of Giorgio Moroder, Ratatat, Seven Davis Jr., Ibeyi, and more. Also featured is a collection of black and white photographs of vintage rockers (courtesy of soul-jazz artist Les McCann) and more album reviews than you can shake a stick at.
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)