Graphic Novels from Jodorowsky & Fructus, Kot & Co., Liew, and Trudeau | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Jodorowsky will be thrilled to see a new title; Kot enjoys an indulgent romp through his own imagination; Liew’s relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the medium; Trudeau is essential for patrons who enjoy witty cartoons

E-Originals from Alexander, Dare, Meredith, and Rand | Xpress Reviews

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A short and tame story with a little bit of holiday flare; a lighthearted seasonal romp from Dare in which everything can and will go wrong; Meredith’s latest will give readers plenty of Malibu heat to enjoy this winter; Rand’s title doesn’t deliver at full throttle

E-Originals from Bledsoe, Charles, Denault, Godman, and Debuter Siskind | Xpress Reviews

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Solid romantic suspense from Bledsoe, another winner from Charles, a standout series conclusion from Denault, Godman’s characters will entertain in their verbal sparring, Siskind’s debut will appeal to those who like to reminisce about first love

Graphic Novels from Adams, Faerber & Co., Finger & Kane, Fraction & Chaykin, More | Xpress Reviews

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Adams mostly hits his mark of lampooning corporate culture; Faeber’s text is spartan but effective, the artwork is fun to look at; archival value alone recommends this omnibus to all Batfans; a complex plot from Fraction; The Abaddon will speak to fans of offbeat sequential art

Fiction from Baird & Costner, Rollins, Shaw, Zandri, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Baird and Costner launch an an adventurous series; debuter Hawdon presents a stirring finely observed tale; Rollins’s latest is a fabulous read, with danger and intrigue at every turn; Shaw’s series is thick in period detail like a cloud of patchouli

Audiobooks from Glatt, Jackson, and Winterson | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging listen for fans of thoughtful literary fiction, an imperfect but still excellent coming-of-age novel appropriate for adults and older teens, a less coherent ensemble mars Winterson’s otherwise remarkable tale

Nonfiction on the Grateful Dead, Perfectionism, the U.S. Economy, Gay Marriage, Earhart, Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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It’s not clear why the Grateful Dead matters, relevant cataloging practices, a Game of Thrones for casual readers, new interpretations of the Earhart enigma, Stiglitz reshapes our view of economics, charming New England B&Bs, a study of Sanders’s political views that deserves close scrutiny

Graphic Novels from Campbell, Martin/Hewlett, Debuter Sorese, Straczynski & Co., and Tyler | Xpress Reviews

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A bold Bacchus has strong flavors of mythology; fan-favorite Tank Girl is back; while not top-tier, Earth One is still recommended; Tyler’s beautifully drawn biography will make readers both chuckle and tear up

Fiction from Buckley, Debuter Daniels, Jacobson, McDermid, and Pye | Xpress Reviews

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Buckley travels back in time to the 16th-century, Daniels’s debut is rooted in her personal experience as an Aboriginal woman in Canada, McDermid brings back Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Pye combines cultural awakening and coming of age

E-Originals from Jamieson, Rose, and Rosso, plus a Holiday Tale from James | Xpress Reviews

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James offers a great escape from holiday madness and crowds, Jamieson turns erotic sex into healing love, Rose once again grips readers, Rosso fans will root for an innocent caught in a tangled web of violence