My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 Review

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Title:My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1
Edition Language:English

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  • oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best graphic novel! what will happen?chris ware called this book Absolutely astonishing. chris ware is not stephen king, strewing his blurbs all over tow...

  • OMG! This book is awesome! It's freaking huge too. I have a picture of it next to my pen but it still doesn't do it justice. And it's heavy! I love it =) Karen Reyes is a little girl that is trying to...

  • 11/18/17 Read three times in one year!? Second time taught, this time for Fall 2017 YA class. My vote for best graphic novel/comics series of the year.7/18/17 I only read this long book--the first of ...

  • First of all, that is the murder victim on the cover, not the protagonist.I was slightly confused because her voice read so much younger than the woman depicted.This was pretty amazing. The only criti...

  • The word 'aftermath' came to mind. I guess it means the time after something terrible happens when you do the math to figure out what has been added and what's been subtracted.Believe the hype - this ...

  • Here's my spoiler free video review! Oh. My. God. This book. THIS BOOK. I was completely blow away by this, and honestly I have a difficult time expressing in words just how much I love it.First, the...

  • Tell me, do I look different to you? That's weird, because I definitely feel different. I feel like yesterday morning I got invited to a party, and when I arrived I was shackled in a dark windowless b...

  • The art in this graphic novel is spectacular, but the story, I'm afraid, I found disjointed and at times downright incomprehensible. It's about a young girl, Karen (who's obsessed with monsters, thus ...

  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters is a gorgeously illustrated graphic novel. Karen Reyes is a young girl coming of age in 1968 Chicago when her neighbor is murdered, her mother is diagnosed with breast ...

  • My favorite thing is Monsters, too. It really is. Monsters, left all alone with my own kind, it's the only thing that keeps me going, you know. That and this new harvest moon, it is so lovely. It's a ...