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This collection of pyschadelic short stories illustrated by Michael DeForge takes you through worlds you never would experience outside of this book. From metaphorical analyses of how people are not who they seem, to stories of life told by a chess board, these stories invest you more and more as you keep going.
DeForge is at his best when he is creativity is not given any limits, and that shines through in here. If you're looking for a great collection of short stories with a unique art style, Heaven No Hell is perfect for you.
Jeff VanderMeer's Ambergris is a beautiful composition of stories within stories. This book contains a trilogy of three novels all in the same universe, with each one buildinng off of the last perfectly. The effort put in the detail and story build this magnificent and overwhelming world sprouting with life. Initially, it was the mushroom- infested cover of this book that drew me in, but reading just the first part of this book made me want even more.
This dark sequel to Stephen Kings "The Gunslinger" was my personal favorite out of the 7 books in his Dark Tower series. It follows Roland Deschain, a lone peacekeeper in a world full of otherworldly evils. This book does the vital job of introducing Rolands three most important companions in his journey, each coming from unique walks of life. What this book does best is envoloping the reader in the gruesome environment the protagonists are placed in, making it surely one of my favorites of all time.
An interesting dive into the struggle with science, race, medicine, and family during the 1950s. The story behind how one woman's cells were used to developd a polio vaccine, although without her permission, brings up a great debate about ethics in the scientific field.
What started out as just a webcomic and blog created by Allie Brosh blossomed into this funny, honest, and raw look into childhood, mental health, and dozens of other topics. There really is something for everyone in this book, and I think everyone would get a lot out of reading it.
This short graphic novel from Michael DeForge tells the story of a confused teenager making his way through a new and confusing world, not quite in the way you would think though. Big Kids explores the darkest parts of adolescence in Deforge's signature story telling and art style, making this one of my personal favorite stories from him.