Some novels read like a movie in your mind. Deeply imagined characters occupy and richly coloured settings – so authentic that readers are transported to exhilarating worlds. Occasionally, visual artists interact with these worlds also, breathing the imagery to life on illustrated pages of their own. And when powerful words and images combine, graphic novels can take fantastic fiction into bold new realms. Here are some books that do exactly that.
A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved American classic.
A masterful adaptation of the timeless literary classic, faithfully and beautifully rendered by an award-winning artist, Christophe Chabouté. In striking black-and-white illustrations, Chabouté retells the story of the Great American Novel. Captain Ahab strikes out on a voyage, obsessively seeking revenge on the great white whale that took his leg. This hardcover edition collects both of the Vents d’Ouest volumes, printed in English for the first time.
In the tradition of Joe Sacco's graphic journalism comes the first interview-based graphic novel treatment of Noam Chomsky's political ideas and activism.
For the first time ever, a graphic novel from one of the most beloved storytellers, Louis L'Amour, telling a never-seen-before tale of the American West! The perfect gift for old and new L'Amour fans alike.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.