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Betsy Cornwell. Tides. Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals. Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading
Edit 01-06-14: Cannot. Believe. I left out the Sherlock Holmes stories (Vol. 2 of the Barnes & Noble ed.; I read Vol. 1 in 2012). Cannot. Believe it. (Shut up, Naruto.) Edit: Oops! Missed one. Sorry ’bout that, October Daye … Continue reading
Brian Selznick. Wonderstruck. New York: Scholastic, 2011. 608 pages. A former wishlist book, inspired by the Waking Brain Cells review. See also the BookPage review of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which describes Selznick’s early career and the inspiration for … Continue reading
Kazu Kibuishi, ed. Flight. Villard Books. This is a series of comic anthologies in which, as the title suggests, each story relates in some way to the concept of flight. Sometimes, the connection is obvious: “Formidable,” by Bengal (Vol. 1), … Continue reading
The following reviews were originally posted in my deviantArt journal, and have been expanded. Castle Waiting, by Linda Medley. Fantagraphics Books, 2006. It’s a medley (get it?) of what Publisher’s Weekly calls “nouveau fairy tales” threaded into one long story that … Continue reading