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Gogo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto

I liked Gogo Monster a LOT!  It is the story of Yuki, a nine-year-old, third grade boy in Japan who hears monsters. It’s in traditional Manga format, reading right to left. I expected the format to drive me crazy, but it was surprisingly easy to adapt to. The layout expertly leads you from one panel [...]

Open City by Teju Cole

Favorably reviewed in the New Yorker, Teju Cole’s debut novel, Open City, is a compelling read. Like Cole, the novel’s narrator is an African born post graduate student living in New York city. This small, memoir-like novel presents a ‘stream of consciousness’ recounting of the protagonist’s walks about the city and the characters he meets. [...]

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