Ghost in the Shell Volume 1 – RRP £25.00 Book of the Month price £22.50
Written by Shirow Masamune
Originally published in 2001. This deluxe hardback edition of this cyberpunk classic presented for the first time in the original Japanese format. Set in the mid-21st Century the line between man and machine has become blurred. Major Mokoto Kusanagi heads up the counter cyber terrorist organisation Public Security Section 9, which tracks down the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals and ghost hackers. Mokoto is forced to face a world that could never be imagined and the consequences of technological advances.
The Best We Could Do – RRP £15.99 Book of the Month price £14.50
Written by Thi Bui
“Being my father’s child I too was a product of war.” This is the debut graphic novel by Thi Bui and in it she explores the history of her family’s day to day life in war torn Vietnam and their escape by boat in 1978, first to a refugee camp in Malaysia, and eventually to America. The poetic narration moves easily between the present when Bui is becoming a mother and her family’s past. There are no easy answers to be found as she traces “our journey in reverse, over the ocean and through the years” “seeking an origin story that will put everything right”. The honesty with which she lays bare her family story of conflicts and aspirations makes this an emotional and compelling read. “Thi Bui’s book took my breath away” Craig Thompson author and illustrator of “Blankets” and “Habibi”
Batman The Long Halloween – RRP £22.99 Book of the Month price £20.00
Written by Jeph Loeb. Art by Tim Sale
This Eisner award winning story is a complex murder mystery and is regarded as one of the definitive Batman’s stories due to Jeph Loeb’s gothic and tight storytelling and Tim Sale’s dark and moody art work. From the early days of Batman’s crime-fighting career, this new edition of the classic mystery involves a killer who strikes only on holidays. Collected from the original 13-issue series.
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