Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late 60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karens investigation takes us back to Ankas life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout....
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters #1) Reviews
So as my good friend Jo recently stated, it's hard to review graphic novels. My normal, go-to criteria is overshadowed by the sheer fact that *most* of the reading experience is visual.
On a visual level, this is as good as it gets. The size of this thing gets special mention because it's almost like a coffee table book, in that it's HUGE (thick, weighty and oversized) which is great because Emil Ferris has museum-worthy talent. I could see the pages of this book in a gallery or traveling exhibit ...more
Definitely a new favourite, and I plan to re-read before the second volume comes out!
Ho smesso di avere paure di essere diversa
Una ragazzina di dieci anni, Karen, un po' strana, un po' sognante, un po' disadattata; adora fumetti e film horror e scarabocchia sul suo quaderno tutte le cose che vede, immagina e pensa. Casualmente il quaderno/diario che scarabocchia è proprio il libro (librone) che abbiamo in mano. Ed è poco ordinato, con tante idee messe magari un po' a caso, visto che son scritte da una bambina. Curiosamente però richiede parecchia attenzione perché ricco di detta ...more
Set in Chicago, in the late 60s, this dazzling, graphic novel, is presented as a fictional diary, written by a ten year old named Karen. She has a devout adoration for monsters and envisions herself as a female werewolf, or were-girl, if you will. After a neighbor dies, mysteriously, Karen decided to do some sleuthing herself and finds herself navigating some dark, twisty, places, confronting the drug world, freaks and the Holocaust.
I would rather not divulge any more details but I will start hu ...more
OMG! This book is awesome! It's freaking huge too. I have a picture of it next to my pen but it still doesn't do it justice. And it's heavy! I love it =)
Karen Reyes is a little girl that is trying to figure out what happened to her neighbor. She was a holocaust survivor that was killed.
The book is written in a notebook style by Karen with drawings and stories. The artwork is totally awesome! Karen draws herself as a werewolf <-- she could really be!
The story goes through her neighbor Anka' ...more
Comics don’t take that long to read. I’ve been reading Emil Ferris’ My Favorite Thing Is Monsters now for two weeks and I’m only 162 pages deep into this 397 page doorstopper. I can’t stand it anymore so I’m making an executive decision on behalf of my sanity – I’m well and truly done with this shit!
From what I can tell going by Ferris’ feeble writing and non-existent storytelling ability, the book is about a little girl called Karen in some American city in the 1960s who’s sorta kinda “investi ...more
11/18/17 Read three times in one year!? Second time taught, this time for Fall 2017 YA class. My vote for best graphic novel/comics series of the year.
7/18/17 I only read this long book--the first of a trilogy--in May, and now have reread it for a class on YA Graphic Novels with a focus on strong girl characters. Karen, the main character here, is from 10-12 in this book, so is a little young for YA, but this is not really a book for younger readers, either. It is a coming of age story, a murder ...more
The word 'aftermath' came to mind. I guess it means the time after something terrible happens when you do the math to figure out what has been added and what's been subtracted.
Believe the hype - this is an absolutely STUNNING book, an everything-rolled-into-one book, the graphic novel that all graphic novels will be measured against.
(And they will be found lacking.)
The only bummer?
It ends with a cliffhanger.
Emil Ferris, you had better be cross-hatching your butt off, working on the next volume.