I found this article on the Chapters / Indigo Blog really interesting and thought I would share it. One of the editors discusses how their list "The Best Books of 2012" was chosen and why certain titles made the cut or did not. I'm especially interested in the following blurb:
and the exclusion of others. Obviously, most of our Indigo Spotlight
titles are there (not all), but some titles that were pitched for
Spotlight unsuccessfully did make the cut here.
But back to Scott Snyder’s Batman: The Court of Owls.
Yes, it’s there. Thank you to those of you who love its inclusion, and
apologies to those of you who question it. Again, I’m the guy who
nominated it – and I got some grief when I did. Truth of the matter is
that I happen to think Scott Snyder is the best thing to happen to
Batman since Christopher Nolan."
(To read the rest of the article, go here. )
All Time 100 Novels" they included 10 graphic novels. For anyone who has ever read any of them, you know that they are very worthy.
A really interesting literary issue to watch in the coming years! I work in a book store and everyday I see more and more people (both kids and adults) buying graphic novels and, as I mentioned earlier, there are some really good ones out there! The stories are great, the art is beautiful, and they often take just as much time and energy to read as a good novel.
“Most of the time, there is no truth, only various levels of interpretation. Fact is a construct we provide to the public.”
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