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Revenge of the Librarians
Revenge of the Librarians | Tom Gauld
21 posts | 6 read | 14 to read
Confront the spectre of failure, the wraith of social media, and other supernatural enemies of the authorTom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist's signature brand of humour, hitting high and low. After all, Gauld is just as comfortable taking jabs at Jane Eyre and Game of Thrones.Some particularly favoured targets include the pretentious procrastinating novelist, the commercial mercenary of the dispassionate editor, the wilful obscurantism of the vainglorious poet. Quake in the presence of the stack of bedside books as it grows taller! Gnash your teeth at the ever-moving deadline that the writer never meets! Quail before the critic's incisive dissection of the manuscript! And most importantly, seethe with envy at the paragon of creative productivity!Revenge of the Librarians contains even more murders, drubbings and castigations than The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking For Kafka or any other collections of mordant scribblings by the inimitably excellent Gauld.
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triplem80
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Librarybelle I need to read this! 2w
Bluebird Love the title! 😂 2w
squirrelbrain I really liked this one too. 2w
LaraReads Awww….how cute! 2w
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julesG
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#BookMail

Ordered this in October. 🙈

dabbe Love his cartoons! ❣️ 2w
squirrelbrain I borrowed this from the (digital) library. I bet you‘ll want to post nearly every page on Litsy! 2w
julesG @squirrelbrain Yes! So good! 2w
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Aimeesue
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How much do I love Tom Gauld? Sooooooooo much! ❤️🧡❤️

vivastory Preach! 👏 👏 2w
Aimeesue @vivastory Your post reminded me to see if it was on Libby - it was, and it was available, which made my day! I freaking love libraries. They're the best thing ever. 2w
vivastory @Aimeesue Couldn't agree more! I just finished making a small list of books to pick up when I drop off my books tomorrow 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
Aimeesue 🤣 2w
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Bookwormjillk 😂😆🤣😬 2w
batsy 😅😅 2w
Gissy 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Birdsong28 😂😂😂😂 2w
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vivastory
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As far as currently working cartoonists with literary themes, Gauld is my favorite. Baking with Kafka has long been a treasured volume & although I have previously read several of the pieces collected here, it is fantastic to have a new collection. I checked this one out and will absolutely be buying a copy for my personal library. Gauld gets all of the quirks in a reader's life like few other illustrators manage.

Branwen I loved this one so much! Hilarious! 😂 2w
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vivastory
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dabbe 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Leftcoastzen I was a sales rep , that‘s what they told us too!😂 2w
Kimberlone I feel like this is the exact strategy of the marketing of the new Prince Harry book! 2w
vivastory @Kimberlone I 100% agree! 2w
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vivastory
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Most accurate year in reading chart I've seen 📚📚

IndoorDame So true! 2w
batsy Hahaha, yep! 2w
Megabooks 💯💯💯 2w
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vivastory
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🤣

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
Reggie Lolol 2w
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Purpleness
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IMASLOWREADER im doing that now yay 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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🦑 🐋

SamAnne 😂😂😂 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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(I‘d watch the movie adaptation)

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
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Mirazzles
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My husband found this little gem. I must admit I am excited to have it in my office at the library. 🥰

Aimeesue Lucky lucky you! I am now terribly jealous - Gauld is one of my favorites 😍 (edited) 1mo
Mirazzles @Aimeesue haha I must say I am quite enjoying it! 😊 1mo
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janeycanuck
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After a bad storm that closed all the roads into my parents‘ town for 2+ days, we were finally able to celebrate Christmas yesterday. The books under the tree were worth the wait!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Aimeesue
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Tom Gauld is not wrong 😂

Ruthiella True that! 😂 1mo
Leftcoastzen Again, feeling seen !😂📚📚📚📚📚 1mo
Suet624 Wow. So true. 1mo
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dabbe Oh, Lordy, how true is this! 🤣 1mo
Aimeesue @Leftcoastzen You and me both! (edited) 1mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella @Suet624 @dabbe It's like he's seen our TBR piles in person! 1mo
TheEllieMo I feel called out 🤣🤣 1mo
Aimeesue @TheEllieMo Gauld gets us! 1mo
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CaramelLunacy
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A fun collection of literary comics about bibliophiles, classic novels, writing life and covid rules as applied to literary characters. I chuckled at several and related hard to some. Very fun afternoon.

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Branwen
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This is my new favorite books! 🤣😂📚💕 If you haven't read it yet, you must fix that immediately! It's filled with hilarious bookish cartoons!

Tonton I‘m hooked just from the title! 3mo
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Purpleness
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A tiring, but happy, birthday. My sister knows me so well; this was her present that I opened while wearing my hobbit skirt that she got me last year:)

julesG Happy Birthday! 🎉💖📚 3mo
Bookwomble Happy birthday 😊 3mo
batsy Happy birthday! Lovely pair of birthday books 🙂 3mo
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JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3mo
Purpleness Thanks for the birthday wishes! 3mo
Linsy Happy Birthday!! I loved this book :) 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
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This is a really fun book of cartoons about books and writing. I enjoyed it immensely. Book humor, hooray! 🥳

Aimeesue Tom Gauld ❤️🥰❤️ 3mo
iread2much 😂💜 3mo
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mandarchy
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I love it when I forget I preordered a book!

melissajayne I also forgot I had preordered the book as well. 4mo
mandarchy @melissajayne fun surprise! 4mo
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vivastory
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Tom Gauld has spoken. I'm thrilled that there's a new collection of his literary cartoons being released in a couple of months. Also, considering the shit that librarians have had to put up with for far too long, this is a fantastic title!!

melissajayne Pre ordered the book. 6mo
Maria514626 This is lovely! ❤️😁 6mo
Branwen I love everything about this! ESPECIALLY the title! 😄 6mo
vivastory @Branwen It's a great title 👏 6mo
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