September 15, 2013

Great New Books from SPX

The Library picked up some great new titles at Small Press Expo in Bethesda last month. They are processed and ready to go!

Here are some of the better ones. Click below to view:

Kid Stuff

Pang the Wandering Shaolin Monk, Vols 1 & 2, by Ben Costa (J YA 741.5973 Costa).

The story of a nomadic monk on a quest to find other members of his order after the Manchurian empire his razed temple to the ground. Martial arts, romance, humor.

The Monster on the Hill, by Rob Harrell (J Comics 741.5973 Harrell)

England, 1800's, each city of the land has a fierce monster that preys upon it. Turns out that's a good thing, a good monster keeps life interesting and quite possibly keeps bigger badder monsters at bay. The residents of Stoker-on-Avon have to make due with the mopey saurian Rayburn. An expert is dispatched to find out whatever may be the matter with him, can the monster of Stoker-on-Avon regain his pep and furor? Humor, wit, and plucky characters enliven the action.

Guinea P.I., Vols 5 & 6, by Colleen AF Venable (J Comics 741.5973 Venable)

Our younger readers love these gently funny tales of a no-nonsense crime-solving Guinea Pig and his would-be sidekick hamster buddy. Sadly book 6 concludes the series, oh noes!

More titles: Jeffrey Brown's Darth Vader as Daddy series (Darth Vader and SonVader's Little Princess), Christian Slade's wordless dog hero tale Korgi vols 2&3, and Over the wall by Peter Wartman, wherein a girl crosses the wall into a haunted city searching for her lost older brother.

Adult stuff
Aya: Love in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet (741.5944 Abouet).

In this conclusion of the Aya saga, story threads of many different characters lives weave a bright tapestry to a warmly satisfying finish. Set in the Ivory Coast in the late 1970's early 1980's, the storylines bubble with humor and complexity, coming across as something between Shakespeare's great comedies of errors and an adult version of Archie Comics with real humor and more mature themes.

Posted by Dave at September 15, 2013 04:50 PM
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