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Learning to love graphic novels

If you think you don't like graphic novels, these books might change your mind! Give them a go.

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Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution is at once intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original.

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Sabrina

Nick Drnaso

When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and lies -- a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where computer screens strip relationships of intimacy.

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Peplum

author Blutch

A grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice but may still be alive.

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Ghost world

Daniel Clowes

The story of two supremely ironic, above-it-all teenagers facing the thrilling uncertainty of life after high school.

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Pyongyang

Guy Delisle

A graphical record of the time cartoonist Guy Delisle spent working as an animator in Pyongyang, becoming one of the few Westerners to witness life in the surreal showcase city.

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Unterzakhn

Leela Corman

A mesmerizing, heartbreaking story of immigrant life on New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.

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Hark!

Kate Beaton

An uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of The New Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscathed.

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Building stories

Chris Ware

Fourteen pieces of differently sized, formatted, and bound pieces address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity.

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Everything is flammable

Gabrielle Bell

A memoir of Bell’s return to her childhood town after her mother's home is destroyed by fire, and she must help her mother put together a new home on top of the ashes. A powerful, sometimes uncomfortable examination of a mother-daughter relationship.

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The complete Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers.

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Karen

LibrarianCentral City Library

Auckland Libraries:Book list Recommended reading lists about different topics and genres to help you find new books to read.