Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Little Heartfelt Cross-Promotion

ISBN-10: 1421519186
ISBN-13: 9781421519180
Published: VIZ Media LLC, 02/17/2009
Pages: 200
Language: English
Last Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting fellow independent bookstore Chapel Hill Comics to attend, for the first time, their monthly Comic Book Book Club meeting. The attendees and staff were uniformly friendly, pleasant, and very engaged in the subject matter. I had a fantastic time discussing Pluto by Naoki Urasawa, a heartbreaking re-imagining of a classic Astro Boy story by the late master of manga (very roughly speaking, the Japanese equivalent of comics) Osamu Tezuka. Because reading is primarily a solitary activity, the joy of a great Book Club is that it connects you with fellow enthusiasts, and reminds you that reading can also be a shared experience. If you have any interest in comics, manga, or graphic novels, come on out to next month's Book Club meeting at Chapel Hill Comics. We'll be discussing Joe Hill's wonderfully terrifying comic Locke & Key, and I predict it will be a blast.

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