October 22, 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.
by Bendik Kaltenborn
Norwegian artist and illustrator Bendik Kaltenborn offers us a glorious mix of watercolours, sketches, and elaborate graphic strips in this new Drawn & Quarterly book. His stories bear the perfect mix of sketch comedy and surrealism, and are inspired by both Norwegian nature and folklore, and the business world. You may already appreciate Kaltenborn's work as the creator of Norwegian disco star Todd Terje's album artwork--it's great fun to see him shine in the comics medium as well.
Pippi Longstocking: The Strongest in the World
by Astrid Lindgren
Drawn & Quarterly has also just released this, the complete Pippi Longstocking comic strips! We see Pippi charm new friends and neighbours with her disarming mix of mischief and kindness. She also displays a strong courageous streak: this kid isn't afraid of burning buildings, mean authority figures, or anything! Lindgren's classic heroine is still a joy to hang out with, all these years later.
by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
Culinary star Yotam Ottolenghi (Plenty, Jerusalem, Ottolenghi) collaborates with Ramael Scully, head chef of NOPI, Ottolenghi's new London restaurant, to share 120 new recipes with us. Expect bold flavours and surprising twists! Preview: Twice-Cooked Baby Chicken with Chile Sauce and Kaffir Lime Leaf Salt.
Welcome to Night Vale
by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Welcome to Night Vale, the biweekly podcast, has enthralled listeners since its inception in 2012. Now both longtime fans and recent converts can enjoy new mysteries set in the desert community of Night Vale--in print! This peculiar corner of the American Southwest is rife with ghosts, aliens, angels, government conspiracies, and intrigue.
A Strangeness in My Mind
by Orhan Pamuk
Nobe Prize winner and bestselling author Pamuk is known for his layered and brilliant depictions of his native Istanbul. In this new novel, he abandons his more usual middle-to-upper class viewpoint to focus on the experiences of Mevlut, a young man from a poor village in Central Anatolia, who moves to Istanbul to build a new life, only to find himself repeatedly thwarted by fate over the years. He wanders the streets of the rapidly changing city, selling boza--a nostalgic drink, according to Pamuk--and yearning to understand the "strangeness" in his mind.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel 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)