Book Shelves #18, 4.29.2012


Book shelves series #18, eighteenth Sunday of 2012.

Lots of issues of McSweeney’s on this shelf. I abandoned The InstructionsSome Tintin omnibuses. Crumb-illustrated Kafka bio. Bookended by Will Eisner’s masterwork A Contract with God:


A Chris Ware comic from McSweeney’s #13:



  1. joey · April 29, 2012

    You read the Instructions yet? Thoughts? Also, Contract with God is amazing.


  2. joey · April 29, 2012

    Oh wait, says you abandoned it. How far did you get and why did you give it up? I had mixed feelings but pushed through to the end.


    • Biblioklept · April 29, 2012

      Hey, Joey—I put my link to my review of it above in the post (it’s linked to the title). I was probably a bit harsh on it in retrospect. For whatever reason, I held on to it instead of trading it.


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  4. Diane Wanek · April 29, 2012

    The Little Nun was brilliant. It seems only right that you give proper credit to the artist, Mark Newgarden, whose body of work is nothing short of genius.


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