Graphic Novel Book Club: Daytripper
"A stunning, moving story about one man's life and all the possibilities to be realized or lost along the way. Brothers Bá and Moon take readers through the life of a man named Brás de Oliva Domingos, selecting a series of individual events of great significance to Brás, showing each as if it could be the day Brás dies, and in so doing creating an examination of family, friendship, love, art, life, and death that urges the reader to turn the same careful inspection on their own life. Central is the relationship between Brás, who is first seen as a disgruntled writer stuck in a job writing obituaries, and his father, Benedito de Oliva Domingos, a famous author. Moon and Bá's artwork is as impressive as their writing, and aided by colorist Dave Stewart the artists/writers render gorgeous cities and landscapes from Brazil across several decades, adding in touches of the surreal when the story calls for it. This is an intense work that promises to bring the reader along on a personal and rewarding journey." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Content's Graphic Novel Book Club continues in July with Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá's "Daytripper", and we hope you'll join us!
Hosted by our very own David Wolff, this group is fun and accessible for adventurous readers who are curious about the genre, and interesting for even the most die-hard fans. Since graphic novels are quick and engrossing, this could be a great book club for you if your reading time is limited, or are looking to expand your horizons. In our first few selections, we'll check out a diversity of titles that show the range of the art form while giving us plenty to talk about. Selections will be for mature readers, and will be available at our usual 10% book club discount! No need to sign up, just join us!