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Y: The Last Man 


"Funny and scary … an utterly believable critique of society. A+" — THE WASHINGTON POST
"This year's best movie is a comic book." — “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,” NPR
From Barnes & Noble
"Y" is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his mother was a Shakespeare buff), and he's seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why are he and his faithful companion, the often testy male monkey Ampersand, still alive? He sets out to find the answer (and his girlfriend), while running from angry female Republicans (now running the government), Amazon wannabes that include his own sister (seemingly brainwashed), and other threats. The Vertigo team of Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan Jr. have given us a great read!

Where'd You Go Bernadette

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore

  • PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date10/2/2012
  • Pages304
  • Rating: 4/5 stars
  • Age: 18+

  • Reviews:

  • The New York Times
  • …[a] slyly arch novel about technology and its discontents…The culture clash at work here—Google aces wielding the full, computer-assisted strength of their collective brainpower, one scholar fiddling with a quaint astrolabe—has a topicality that works to this novel's advantage. Mr. Sloan fills his book with wittily-drawn prodigies, then makes them wonder how they can best use their new-tech talents.

Fortunately, the Milk

  • PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date9/17/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Rating: 4.5/5 stars
  • Age: 8-10

  • Reviews:

  • From Barnes & Noble
    It all begins with a short walk to the corner store to fetch a container of milk; but for the father narrator of Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk, there are no easy errands. On his way to pick up breakfast drinks, he gets abducted by aliens, but even that adventure is not the end of his travails. One early reviewer suggested that this picture book almost seems like Gaiman's challenge to outflank the resourcefulness of Skottie Young, his artist collaborator, but fortunately for us and the milk, he never does. An entertaining read; bound to be reread and reread.

    • PublisherSquare Fish
    • Publication date1/8/2013
    • Series: Lunar Chronicles Series , #1
    • Pages448
    • Rating: 4.5/5 stars
    • Age: 12-17


    "First in the Lunar Chronicles series, this futuristic twist on Cinderella retains just enough of the original that readers will enjoy spotting the subtle similarities. But debut author Meyer’s brilliance is in sending the story into an entirely new, utterly thrilling dimension. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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