Hello and welcome to the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group mailing list!
For the next session, MONDAY 11 March, 6:30pm, we will be discussing Marjorie Liu’s contemporary fantasy adventure fable Monstress.
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.
“Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda take eastern and western comics storytelling traditions and styles, and create something wholly their own and remarkable: a beautifully told story of magic and fear, inhumanity and exploitation, of what it means to be human and the monsters we all carry inside us. Also, some of the best cats in comics. A delight.” – Neil Gaiman
“If you want big, beautiful, terrifying, violent magic, Monstress is your next favourite comic.” – Cosmopolitan
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:
- Casandra Drake
- Cry Havoc
- Full Metal Alchemist
- V for Vendetta
- Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
- The Legend of Wonder Woman
- The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam
- Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1: Apocalypse Solution
- My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1
- Bad Doctor by Ian Williams
- Out of Nothing by Dan Locke
- The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
The reading group takes place on the second Monday evening of every month. There may be a pub quiz afterwards if you want to join in!
See you there! Bring snacks.
Library Customer Services Officer, Brompton Library