I’ve just finished Kingdom Come, a graphic novel featuring the heroes of DC Comics. I’ve never read anything like it before, and wouldn’t have picked it up if it hadn’t been recommended to me. The illustrations by the amazing Alex Ross are extraordinary and make reading the book a cinematic experience – this is truly a comic book for adults. It was a fantastic leap into another world – reading and film combined.
by Anchee Min
Red Azalea is a simply written, yet powerful memoir by author Anchee Min. It’s the coming of age story of a young girl, set in the 1960s and 70s, during China’s Cultural Revolution. Min poetically describes life under Mao’s rule, where all decisions were made for her; where she lived, what kind of work she did, and even who she could love. Because of the lack of control she had over her life, Min struggled for both her emotional and physical survival.
reviewer: Carol Leifer