Monday, July 30, 2007

Rex Libris

We really are living in the golden age of fantasy stories about my chosen profession, librarians. James Turner's Rex Libris is possibly my favorite of these to date. It's got alien snowmen with compound eyes, world conquering sparrows, and librarians with arsenals. But more importantly Turner shows that he has an deep understanding of just what makes librarians tick, even if most of the time that simply a good danish, or the desire to turn a particularly unruly patron into swine (Circe at a circulation desk is just brilliant). Oh and this is a beautifully illustrated comic to boot.

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