Rachel C. Staff Picks
It's little wonder that this is the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Man Book Prize.
Drnaso offers a chilling take on the modern condition, delving into issues of privacy, desensitization to violence, and rising isolation and paranoia in the age of the internet.
Kleeman's book has it all: Religious cults, identity theft, kleptomaniacs who hoard veal cutlets, and a continuous reel of increasingly disturbing commercials. A clever satire on modern consumer culture and a truly bizarre debut. Recommended reading for fans of DeLillo's White Noise.
Wonderfully weird. If your adolescence was nursed by Anne Rice novels and Joss Whedon re-runs, then these stories will resonate with you.
A graphic retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Poem Strip is a sexy, surreal descent into the Underworld, pulsing with color and dripping with subtext! Another gem from NYRB.