Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

At last month’s group meeting we read ‘Injection’ (volume 1) by Warren Ellis. If you read it,  I hope you  enjoyed it! If you haven’t, there’s still copies here at Brompton, please take one and join in.

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell

 

For the next session, we hope to read ‘Ghost In the Shell’ (volume 1) by Shirow Masamune. Here’s the blurb:

“Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including ghost hackers who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down”.

From Shirow Masamune, the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion, comes The Ghost in the Shell, the breakthrough manga that inspired the internationally acclaimed animated film. An epic dystopian tale of politics, technology, and metaphysics, The Ghost in the Shell has been hailed worldwide as an unparalleled visionary work of graphic fiction. And now it’s ready to dazzle the imagination in its second millennium.”

If you have any other suggestions for the reading list then please let me know and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

So far we have the following for consideration:

  • Democracy
  • The Walking Dead
  • Trees
  • Killing and Dying

Thanks!
David Bushell
Customer Services Assistant, Brompton Library

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