Monday, 31 December 2018

The Waiter by Matias Faldbakken

Agatha Christie meets Wes Anderson

‘ of the most important qualities for modern man, if that’s an actual concept, is mastering excess’

Oslo restaurant & grand Dame ‘The Hills’ becomes a microcosm in Faldbakken’s novel told through the eyes of the eponymous waiter. Chaos disturbs order with the arrival of a particularly enigmatic diner. 

Crisp linens & sharp rebuttals as Agatha Christie meets Wes Anderson 3⭐️ 🇳🇴

The Waiter by Matias Faldbakken (translated by Alice Menzies) published by Doubleday, 240 pages

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Breathtaking acuity and startling illustration

'In February, when my mind was unclouded enough to appraise everything, I decided we would return to California'

A collection of six powerful graphic novellas each with a new protagonist dealing with their own truths. Most memorable is 'Hortisculpture' about one guy's pursuit of his tree art. Most moving is 'Translated' about one woman's journey home to California from Japan.

Adrian Tomine writes with breathtaking acuity and startling illustration.

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine published by Macmillian USA, 128 pages