Hello and welcome to the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
As most of you know, at the next group meeting (Thursday 5 May, 6pm) we will be discussing ‘Killing and Dying’ by Adrian Tomine.
Here is a review:
From the master of the small gesture, this collection of stories and characters comprises a fraught, realist masterpiece about the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, and the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the 21st century.
For June’s session, we will be reading ‘The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye’ by Robert Kirkman, who wrote ‘Invincible’ which we read before, and Walking Dead is now a popular TV series.
Here’s the blurb:
“The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living.”
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:
- Diary of a Teenage Girl
- Hip Hop Family Tree
- Pride of Baghdad
- The Bad Doctor
- Y: The Last Man
See you all soon!
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