Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

This is an absolutely amazing, wordless, graphic novel. It might really be a picture book for children, I don’t know, but it definitely works for adults too. It’s about the immigrant experience, as a man leaves his wife and daughter … Continue reading

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Habibi by Craig Thompson

Dodola is sold into marriage age nine. Her husband is soon killed by raiders and she is kidnapped and sold into slavery where she meets Zam (who’s only three at the time). When Dodola manages to escape she takes Zam … Continue reading

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Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

My edition was translated by Kyril Zinovieff & Jenny Hughes. The first half of the book is basically a massive existentialist rant by an unnamed narrator, and the second half is more of a story from his life which illustrates … Continue reading

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January Reads 2014

As I talked about in this post, I’m going to start doing monthly wrap-ups of what I’m reading as a way of finding out where I might have accidental book-choice biases (and just to see if keeping track of my … Continue reading

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