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Friday, January 29, 2010

Recommend Me (2)


Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this new and fun weekly meme where you recommend a book, old or new, that you really enjoyed.

Today, I'm going to introduce you to THE graphic novel series that truly started my journey to graphic novel addiction.


Fables
by Bill Willingham

#1 Legends in Exile
Summary:
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

I just love my fairy tales...

Currently, there are 12 titles in this series out with #13 being released next month.

Also, there is a spin-off series called Jack of Fables - also highly addicting.

What do others think of this series?
Bart's Bookshelf
The Book Smugglers
Graphic Novel Challenge

9 comments:

  1. This is a neat idea. I would definitely recommend The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. It is a great series :)

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  2. Ohhhh yay! I totally <3 Fables! :-) Glad this helped to start your Graphic Novel addiction. Have you read Y the Last Man? And Sandman, of course!! :-)

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  3. My husband just read Peter & Max, a Fables novel I think? He loved it, and I tried to get him to pick up one or two of the graphic novels recently so I could have them and not feel guilty for buying them, but he says he doesn't like graphic novels. Oh well. I'll get them from the library some day! In the meantime, I need to read Peter & Max.

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  4. I've heard good things about this from my bff but never picked it up. I might just have to now, it sounds fun :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These look good! Sounds like the MG book series Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley which I love!

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  6. Lol, I was reading the premise and thinking "what?!!" I love fairy tales too though, so I might have to check this out sometime. Thanks! :D

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  7. My daughter-in-law just bought a book with almost (this is from my faulty memory) the same plot, or at least the same type of characters living and blending in a small town...I wonder if it's the book version of this graphic novel. She's asleep right now, or I'd go get the book and look at the title and author.

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  8. What a fun meme! Here's mine:
    http://sleeplessinneworleans2.blogspot.com/2010/01/recommend-me.html

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