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Bowman 2016

Bowman 2016

With its attention to Bowman’s acquisition of objects and its loose, rambling plot, Bowman 2016 has a warts-and-all approach to sci-fi that recalls films like Alien or Silent Running as much as the heady, sophisticated Kubrick classic. Continue reading

 
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Take What You Can Carry

There’s a dearth of serious, literate young adult comics. The comics of Kevin C. Pyle stand out as an exception. Continue reading

 
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Too Much Coffee Man #1 (Facsimile Edition)

It’s clear that Wheeler was still figuring out his approach. Continue reading

 
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Cruisin’ with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote’

A splendid book, and a startling view of a plebeian world that tends to be submerged by the North American tendency to pretend that class doesn’t exist. Continue reading

 
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Unsurprisingly, Delisle’s reportage in Jerusalem works best when there’s something to report. Continue reading

 
Troop 142

Troop 142

What makes the book work is Dawson’s remarkable facility for writing dialogue with a painful level of verisimilitude. Continue reading

 
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Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations – Part One: 1783-1953

To flip through this volume, which traces the history of the United States’ dealings with the Middle East from its conflicts with Barbary pirates at the turn of the 19th century through the CIA overthrow of Iran in the 1950s, is to encounter a panoply of fantastical figures, whether they’re wearing turbans or tricorner hats. Continue reading

 
To Get Her, by Bernie Mireault

To Get Her

Bernie Mireault’s longest, most ambitious work to date unfortunately doesn’t work. Continue reading