Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekly Book Round-Up

Only one book to report this week1.

From the Library:

Mysterious and utterly mesmerizing, this graphic-novel-within-a-novel pairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius of Dave McKean.
Blue Baker is writing a story — not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after — a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that's what life's really like. At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper, the town bully, started knocking him and the other kids around. But Blue's story has a life of its own — weird and wild and magic and dark — and when the savage pays a nighttime visit to Hopper, Blue starts to wonder where he ends and his creation begins.

I loved the artwork in this book, it's so gritty and raw. It makes me wanna try my hand at illustrating my own stories!
Happy reading,
1  Props go out ot The Story Siren for inspiring and promoting the In My Mailbox meme!


pirate penguin said...

lol, I'm not like other penguins. I have magic! xD

yeah, that artwork is very raw. o__o Very IN-YO-FACE.

Zombie Girrrl said...



Dang, it is raw, a lil scary too lol...u should try illustrating your stories :)

Marie said...

wow this looks AWESOME!

Rebecca said...

This book looks like a good one. Hope you enjoy reading it.

pirate penguin said...

xD@your reaction.

Oh, I'm enjoying Hush Hush a loooot. Patch is such an arrogant ass and yet...I'm so intrigued! I think I'd act just like Nora in her situation. Patch=alluringggg.

I also have a sneaking suspicion about one of the characters...but I'm not sure if my hunch is correct. I must finish!

pirate penguin said...

I remember reading your review on Hush Hush a while ago so I went back to reread it and omggg I totally agree with every word you say! I. love. Patch.

My love of bad boys weakens my resolve every. freakin'. time. (!) Oh, and I love your mini commentaries. they remind me so much of the Ruby Oliver books. Have you read those?

And this is random, but I remember you saying in a post that you liked Zane Cobriana. yay for another hawksong reader<3.

Park Avenue Princess said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog...I think orignally by way of "Book Chick City" and then another and another and then to you!

I hope you'll stop by mine as well! I'm having a few giveaways (books, a miche bag, gift certificates and a bookcase)!

I hope you enjoy your book and I LOVE the artwork!

xoxo Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

vvb32 reads said...

sounds good. must check it out. and yes, you ought to definitely illustrate a story! maybe the story you do can be a zombie one (ahem) ;-D

Zombie Girrrl said...

Hmm, maybe... :D

Rachel said...

I'm not one for illustrated books but the art is deep and dark.

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