Sunday, October 5, 2008

2 books in one! - A Graphic Novel Extravaganza!!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Vol.2 - Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

This graphic novel is the continuation of the life and times of young smart ass Greg Heffley. Summer has ended and there's a secret that Greg is desperately trying to keep hidden from the rest of his classmates, but his older brother Rodrick might not be so forgiving. Again, a funny and fast read. Kinney also features more of Greg's younger brother Manny, who I think is awesome.

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

This slight follow-up to the fabulous Persepolis series explores the lives of the Iranian women in Satrapi's family. The book begins with an afternoon tea at her grandmother's house. There, her mother, aunt and their group of friends tell stories about their lives as women, and, more specifically, the men they've had to deal with. Though not nearly as entertaining as Persepolis, still a good read (though the sexual content may be a little too much for some).