Tag Archives: Graphic

The Crow
James O'Barr

O’Barr wrote The Crow as a way to deal with his girlfriend’s death at the hands of a drunk driver, and it kind of reads and looks like emotion spilled all over the page. It could really have done with some serious editing by someone who wasn’t emotionally involved…

The Neverending Story
Michael Ende

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of The Neverending Story, and have heard of it because of the movie. The movie, in its own way, is a classic of the fantasy film genre of the 1980s (whose king, of course, is Labyrinth), and is quite enjoyable, but it differs in a couple key ways…

Revenge of the Rainbow Dragons
Rose Estes

If you’re like me, you hear the name “Rose Estes” and wonder, “Who?” It amazes me, to be honest, that someone like Estes could have been so thoroughly forgotten by the pages of history while second-rate authors like Michael Crichton, John Grisham, and Ernest Hemingway remain in the public consciousness…

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
Walter Moers

At the outset, we’re told that Bluebear lives 27 lives, and that in this book we get to hear about 13.5 of them (“a bear must have his secrets, after all”, he says). Bluebear is, indeed, a blue bear that lives on the mythical continent of Zamonia, which existed at one time somewhere in the Atlantic (west of Africa and Europe, east of the Americas, and south of Greenland). His earliest memory is of being adrift on a walnut shell in a vast ocean…

Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five is about Billy Pilgrim, a POW in WWII who, along with other POW’s, finds shelter in a slaughterhouse (hence the name) while Dresden is being bombed…

Gods’ Man
Lynd Ward

The full title of this book is Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts. Woodcuts! The novel is devoid of words, save the title, and a couple of symbols…

Touch the Earth
Various

Compiled by T.C. McLuhan, Touch the Earth is a compilation of the various writings and speeches of prominent Native American writers and orators over the last few centuries…