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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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • karen

    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...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    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...

  • David Schaafsma

    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 ...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Definitely a new favourite, and I plan to re-read before the second volume comes out!...

  • Samantha

    The art is amazing but this meandered a bit more than I would have liked. I will be reading the next volume though. ...

  • Joe Valdez

    My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is a debut graphic novel by Chicago based illustrator Emil Ferris and it was a book I leapt into on the basis of three imaginative ingredients present in its plot descrip...

  • mark monday

    the art: incredible. Ferris is able to do so much with her crosshatched ballpoint pen drawings. so many ranges of tone conveyed through color and detail. these dense and intricate illustrations were b...

  • Miriam

    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...

  • Melki

    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 ...

  • Emily

    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...