Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Baking With Kafka
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
45 posts | 23 read | 88 to read
A best-of collection of literary humour cartoons from the critically-acclaimed Guardian cartoonist In his inimitable style, British cartoonist Tom Gauld has opened comics to a crossover audience and challenged perceptions of what the medium can be. Noted as a book-lovers cartoonist, Gaulds weekly strips in The Guardian, Britains most well-regarded newspaper, stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics. Simultaneously silly and serious, Gauld adds an undeniable lightness to traditionally highbrow themes. From sarcastic panels about the health hazards of being a best-selling writer to a list of magical items for fantasy writers (such as the Amulet of Attraction, which summons mainstream acceptance, Hollywood money, and fresh coffee), Gaulds cartoons are timely and drollhis trademark British humour, impeccable timing, and distinctive visual style sets him apart from the rest. Lauded both for his frequent contributions to New Scientist, The Guardian and The New York Times, and his Eisner-nominated graphic novels, Tom Gauld is one of the most celebrated cartoonists working today. In Baking with Kafka, he proves this with one witty, sly, ridiculous comic after another.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
janeycanuck
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

For all you aspiring mystery writers - here are some ideas to help make your next one more mysterious

#fallisbooked

RachelAmphlett Love Tom Gauld! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 2mo
25 likes2 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Demonic Cops Pursue An Amnesiac Writer.

What's your thriller concept?
(From Tom Gauld's Twitter)

TK-421 How about vengeful birds pursue a cynical grandma? 3mo
rabbitprincess Murderous algorithms pursue a sassy robot! 3mo
Eyelit @TK-421 that‘s exactly what I was thinking!! 😂 3mo
See All 6 Comments
RealBooks4ever I love this! 💜 3mo
monalyisha 100% would read: Powerful ghosts pursue a sassy grandma. 3mo
vivastory @monalyisha I need that in my life 3mo
80 likes6 comments
blurb
belacat
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Packing just the essentials for my two week trip to Alaska.

blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Tanisha_A YES! 📚 10mo
ju.ca.no Yes!!! 10mo
See All 7 Comments
LeahBergen Yep. 10mo
LA_Mead I can relate to that! 10mo
tjwill 🙌🏽 10mo
readordierachel Lol. Yup. 10mo
89 likes1 stack add7 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

LeahBergen 😆😆 I just found a Faber TS Eliot at a thrift shop on the weekend. 10mo
kathedron 😂 10mo
67 likes2 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Joan Didion wries a western that lampoons Millennials.

What's your prediction?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Jamie Oliver write a Sex Manual that Angers Vegans. 😆 11mo
readordierachel An algorithm writes a tweet that confuses millenials. I feel like that's probably already happened 😆 11mo
vivastory @readordierachel I think you're right 😂 11mo
65 likes4 comments
review
UnidragonFrag
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Silly and cute! I had a hard time choosing my favorite for the picture. Would love to own this lol

Sace I want this! 14mo
UnidragonFrag @RestlessFickleBookHoarder it's so great! Very book nerdy lol 14mo
Sace I'm fighting the urge to purchase! 14mo
62 likes3 comments
review
Moray_Reads
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

I love Tom Gauld. His cartoons - often book-related - are clever, funny and insightful. A quick read, full of gems.

Libby1 I love this. And I love that you sent it to me. 😊 1y
jillrhudy 😂 I‘m with her! I‘ll take ‘Dalliance with a Dastardly Duke‘ over another Austen retread any day! 1y
49 likes2 comments
blurb
Moray_Reads
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Tom Gauld, right on the money as ever #LibrarianRevolution

saresmoore The time is now! 1y
Ddzmini Yes yes yes I vote for librarians 😋📖📚 1y
vivastory Make America Read Again! ✊📚 1y
44 likes3 comments
review
Librarian199509
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

These comics were a little pretentious at times but I enjoyed so many of them. They're dry, sometimes absurdist humor. #cartoons

blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Tom Gauld is the best

SandyW 😂😂😂 2y
Leftcoastzen 😂❤️❤️❤️ 2y
PickwickPlockPlock I love it 😆 2y
67 likes3 comments
review
UrsulaMonarch
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

You're on Litsy. You'll like this book.

Ddzmini I like it 😝📖 2y
vivastory Truth! 2y
rohit-sawant 🙌🏻 2y
batsy 😁 2y
62 likes4 stack adds5 comments
blurb
SkeletonKey
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

This is basically how the library would be ordered if we took advice from patrons too.

This book is so good, btw 😆

#litsyloveslibraries

RaimeyGallant Love! 2y
RaimeyGallant I'd like a section for 50 Shades that can't be checked out, because my sister just told me about a study about what was found on those library copies. ;) 2y
See All 7 Comments
SkeletonKey @RaimeyGallant - Nooooooooooo LOL oh god. 2y
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
33 likes2 stack adds7 comments
review
sisilia
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Just something for this lazy Sunday afternoon

Tanisha_A This sounds interesting! 2y
Libby1 It‘s great! I just read this on Friday. Enjoy! 2y
Oblomov26 I have one of these on my office/cubicle? Wall 2y
98 likes3 stack adds3 comments
review
Libby1
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Delightful.

See for yourself.

BookishMe Yes yes! Such a hoot ;D 2y
Libby1 @BookishMe 😃😃😃 2y
76 likes2 comments
blurb
Libby1
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Would Kafka approve of tonight‘s selection of peppermint tea?

WWKD?

Thank you, lovely @Moray_Reads . 💚

70 likes1 stack add
review
KassKho
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

A fantastic little boon of comic strip that all focus on books! Easy tell that the author is a lover of books because he gets it. Here‘s a couple of my latest favourites

27 likes1 stack add
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Relatable 😂

JennyBookworm So true! 😆 2y
rohit-sawant 🤣 2y
75 likes3 comments
review
rabbitprincess
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
Pickpick

I liked this collection better than You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, perhaps because I felt like I got more of the jokes. Both collections are good, though.

blurb
rabbitprincess
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

For some reason I think this one is so sweet ♥️♥️

tournevis This made me chuckle. Thank you! 2y
Ddzmini 🤣 2y
Liz_M This looks fun! 2y
rabbitprincess @tournevis You're welcome 😊 @Ddzmini 😄 @Liz_M It is very fun! 2y
35 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
rabbitprincess
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

I particularly enjoy Gauld's colour-coding comics 😊

ooomeooo 😏👌 2y
AmyG Ha! 2y
rabbitprincess @Gyldholm @AmyG ? I like the "just likes being in a mob" option. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Me too! 2y
38 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
rabbitprincess
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

😂😂

blurb
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

I‘m at the airport. Will be gone for 2 days for a work conference. Ive packed 4 books and my kindle- was that enough?? 🤔

charl08 It's never enough! 2y
merelybookish You can always stop by the airport bookstore. ☺️ 2y
HotMessJess Not enough at all!!! Glad you‘re better and have fun at your work conference! 2y
See All 6 Comments
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @charl08 @merelybookish @hotmessjess I finished 3 books on the way here! 🤦‍♀️ But I brought 2 new ones . . . Woo hoo! 2y
HotMessJess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled what did you finish?! And where did you go? 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @HotMessJess Had to go to Albuquerque (I used to live there, so not very exciting to me!) I finished Scythe AND The Hate U Give AND Past the Shallows! Woo hoooo!! Will email soon! 2y
40 likes6 comments
review
janeycanuck
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Great fun, lots of laughs, perfect book to break up bigger, heavier books for #24in48. This was one of my favourites from the collection.

blurb
janeycanuck
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

One of the books in my #24in48 stack is Baking with Kafka. This is the opening comic. More than one hits home with me.

blurb
Liberty
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Zelma 😂👏👍 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
batsy 😏😏 2y
BiblioLitten 😂 2y
133 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

@SkeletonKey I thought this diagram might help with your packing. Good luck! 😂😂

SkeletonKey @vivastory - HAHAHAAAA, this is too accurate. 😂 2y
DivineDiana This is great! 😀 2y
saresmoore This is like a condensed version of what my moving truck will look like! 2y
See All 11 Comments
Leftcoastzen 👏😂😁 2y
2BR02B I always need to leave extra space in my suitcase, for the books I know I'll buy on vacation. 2y
vivastory @saresmoore When are you moving? 2y
vivastory @2BR02B Or buy an extra suitcase..🙃😬 2y
saresmoore Thursday! Ahhh! Oh and I just remembered I need to send you a Goodreads message. 2y
vivastory @saresmoore Yes, please. I will be sending you a little something next week. 2y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 2y
ReadingSusan 🤣🤣 2y
65 likes11 comments
blurb
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

1). Walkman with Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” cassette
2). See title! I bought “Baking with Kafka” for two friends this year! But I still haven‘t read it. 😕
3). See answer to #1. Obviously in the 35+ category 😂
4). Nope! I have nomadic parents.
5). 💕❤️💕❤️
#friyayintro

laurenbescoby I think you and @kamoorephoto are a jinx on the fav present front! 2y
TheKidUpstairs Oh, I loved my Walkman! I remember when I got to "upgrade" to one that would automatically switch sides on the cassette. It was a big day! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @miralunasbooknook @kamoorephoto It WAS a big deal! 🤘 I think I also got a Cindy Lauper cassette that year. Rock. @TheKidUpstairs Oh my god - that was high stylin‘. 2y
See All 9 Comments
Morr_Books @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I still have my walkman! ☺️❤️ 2y
kamoorephoto Yes!! I had Cyndi Lauper too! Her album was the soundtrack to my 6th grade camp... 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Drnkpnkprincess and I were just talking about maybe doing a #buddyread of these books. @Avanders 2y
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon oooh good idea!! 2y
47 likes9 comments
blurb
RealLifeReading
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

For me it's more about ebooks when on holiday but I definitely load up my e-reader with plenty of emergency reading and backups!

LaurenReads Ever since that one time i had to pay extra for my suitcase because the books put it over 50lbs i use my kindle for holiday travel 😂 2y
Cinfhen Literally story of my life!!! And those damn weight restrictions @LaurenReads don't get me started!!!!😡😤😫 2y
Bookquilter 😄 2y
See All 8 Comments
Serotonin 🤣🤣🤣 That‘s what my suitcase looked like 6 years ago when went to Malaysia. I loaded it with a bunch of English-translated manga titles that weren‘t licensed in the US. That particular Malaysian publishing company also doesn‘t ship to the US. Thus, I went on a bit of shopping spree and my suitcase ended up looking like that 😅🤣 (edited) 2y
BucklingBookshelves So me 😂😂 2y
Larkken Yes! The eReader has definitely made travel more enjoyable. No more hoping to blazes someone else would be willing to do a book swap. 2y
Expandingbookshelf This accuracy 😂 2y
Elisa Agreed!! That‘s actually what convinced me to get a Kindle, years ago: unlimited reading options with no extra bulk while traveling! 2y
130 likes1 stack add8 comments
blurb
Asktheletters
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

From the back cover of “Baking With Kafka”.

blurb
EclecticReaders
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Makes total sense to us! 😁 📚

jmtrivera I've had this problem. 2y
EclecticReaders @jmtrivera The struggle is real! 😁 2y
66 likes2 comments
blurb
elkeo_TheBookDragon
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

So many possibilities 😹

Leftcoastzen 😃🤣 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
merelybookish This book looks great! 2y
See All 6 Comments
batsy Thinking of the literary legacy legacy of the book if it was called "Where's Moby?" I don't know why I find it so funny ? 2y
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 awesome! 2y
Jess_Read_This I'm still snickering over the Excellent Adventure title.. 😂 2y
62 likes3 stack adds6 comments
review
elkeo_TheBookDragon
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

This is chock-full of witty bookish cartoons - SO much fun for book nerds 👏🏻💕👏🏻
Perfection 💯

LeahBergen Ha! 😆 2y
71 likes4 stack adds1 comment
blurb
EclecticReaders
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

😂😂😂 sound like any epic fantasies you've read recently?

Laura317 😂😂😂 2y
44 likes1 comment
quote
Jokila
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

rachelm Ha. Apt! 2y
46 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Ridiculously fun and funny comics. The vast majority are about books and the quirks of book lovers. I checked this out from the library, but I will definitely be buying a personal copy. I suspect a lot of people will be buying this to give as a gift to their bookish friends.

merelybookish It's a great title! 2y
LeahBergen I've been eyeing this one. 👍🏻 2y
vivastory @merelybookish It really is! 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen I was tempted to post every page. I loved it! 2y
57 likes5 stack adds4 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Librariana Hahahaha 😄🤣😂😁😊 2y
Reggie Have you ever seen Stranger than Fiction with Will Ferrell? It‘s so good. 2y
vivastory @Reggie I will have to check it out 2y
See All 6 Comments
Reggie It‘s not the usual Will Ferrell. In it, he finds out he‘s a character that an author is writing. It‘s surprisingly touching. Dustin Hoffman is in it, so is Maggie Gyllenhall. 2y
vivastory @Reggie Sounds interesting. I love Maggie Gyllenhall, I'll definitely look into it 2y
merelybookish 😂😂😂 2y
57 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

readordierachel Which one is your favorite? I'm torn between laser security and weaponized animals. 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Weaponized animals, for sure! 2y
batsy "Worship the automobile" this already sounds like my city ? 2y
See All 7 Comments
merelybookish I like the simple purity of "Abandon Hope" 2y
AmyG Hahahahaha! 2y
vivastory @batsy Unfortunately dystopian is the new realism 2y
vivastory @merelybookish It captures how I feel about our political situation 2y
55 likes7 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Hooked_on_books Love this! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this!! 💚❤️💛 2y
See All 6 Comments
Leftcoastzen Guilty as charged😁 2y
AmyG This book looks wonderful....in the funniest of ways. I think I may need to get this. 2y
vivastory @AmyG I highly recommend! 2y
67 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
vivastory
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Leftcoastzen 😂🤣 2y
DeleteAcct There are so many ways!! 😈 2y
cathysaid Is that cyanide gluten and PBA free? Asking for a friend. 2y
See All 8 Comments
CouronneDhiver 🤣🤣🤣 Yes! 2y
vivastory @cathysaid It is! 😂 2y
LeahBergen I snorted! 2y
AmyG This is SO great. 2y
56 likes8 comments
blurb
Liberty
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Reminder that this adorable book of literary cartoons is out on Tuesday. ❤️

[DELETED] 3803335244 Super Cute! 2y
124 likes4 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Liberty
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

Cockney Zombie Macbeth with dinosaurs. ☺️

Soubhiville French Hip Hop Romeo and Juliet with a new ending. Please, I really do want to see this! 2y
becausetrains Stalinist Cowboy Richard III on a speedboat 🤠🚤 2y
Laura317 This feels like it should be in a Thursday Next novel! Drunk Kung fu Othello Mars, please! (edited) 2y
See All 10 Comments
Billypar I'll go with Cockney Kung Fu Hamlet with Dinosaurs 2y
litmuggle Nude zombie Romeo and Juliet on Mars 2y
BookHoarder32 Silent Cowboy Hamlet with a new ending - everyone lives! 2y
nebrinkley how is any variant of "zombie Romeo and Juliet with dinosaurs" not a movie yet 2y
BookFreakOut @litmuggle Don't know if you watch Bob's Burgers but that's a Tina Belcher fantasy right there! 😂 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Drunk Zombie King Lear on Wall Street (with an orange face?) 😡😡 2y
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Drunk hip hop Othello on Mars. 2y
118 likes10 comments
review
Liberty
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image
Pickpick

Mark this book of literary cartoons down now - it's out October 3! You're going to want it for yourself, plus another dozen copies to give as gifts to the other book lovers in your life. 📚📚📚

emilyhaldi 😂 2y
julesG 😂😂😂😂 2y
AshleyHoss820 Stores need to start using these!! 😂😂😂 2y
See All 6 Comments
valeriegeary Looooove these! It would make both my reading and writing life so much easier! 😂 2y
Soubhiville I'd like to print some to label my own books! 2y
Caroline2 Ha!!! These are brill!! 😂 2y
164 likes30 stack adds6 comments
blurb
Liberty
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

I might marry this book of literary cartoons. Tom Gauld is the best. 🖤

GirlChandler I liked Moon Cop. 2y
137 likes14 stack adds1 comment
quote
Jokila
Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
post image

For my fellow writers 💔

35 likes2 stack adds