I have recently purchased at my local independent book and comic shops:
Likewise by Ariel Schrag. I don’t know how I missed that this came out earlier this year. I’ve been following Ariel’s comics since the single-issue days of Definition. Obsessive! Funny! Brutal!
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Delighted to jump onto this bandwagon, and I agree with the majority: the less you know going in, the better.
Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmons. It’s set at a writer’s retreat, so if you know her “Literary Life” comics, you’re already sold.
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke. Conflicted lawyer and ex-Black Power activist Jay Porter is an extremely compelling protagonist, and this book is the latest addition to my “If you like The Wire” booklist. And I know 1980s Houston and late 2000s New Orleans are not the same place, but I’m still hoping she’ll end up writing for David Simon’s new series, Treme.
What have you acquired lately?
sdNovember 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Posy Simmons is super, isn’t she? She’s done a couple of children’s books, too, which are amusing. I thoroughly enjoyed Tamara Drew.