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Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods
Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods | Jeff Lemire
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Following on the heels of THE NOBODY, his Vertigo graphic novel debut, writer/artist Jeff Lemire pens his very first ongoing series Sweet Tooth. A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, SWEET TOOTH tells the story of Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, has been raised in isolation following an inexplicable pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father he's left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find 'The Preserve' a refuge for hybrids. This unique and haunting new series is written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Lemire (The Essex County Trilogy) and colored by fellow Eisner nominee Jose Villarubia.
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SleepyDragon
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Started this today, but forced myself to stop at 61% for a couple of reasons. First, I'm supposed to be prepping for our 1st cub scout pack meeting of the school year. And second, I'm blowing through it too fast, and not sure when I can get a hold of vol. 2. This series isn't on my library`s Libby, and this is the only vol. available through #PrimeReading. That's how they get ya! Will have to go through library loans. I miss disposable income.

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amma-keep-reading
Pickpick

That was terrifying. Much darker than I anticipated (expectations set by Netflix trailer).

I will continue with both the original series and start the televised version.

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lowellette
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Pickpick

Love this graphic novel. Good pandemic reading. RDJ and his wife produced the Netflix show based on this series, which starts next month.

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biblio_ginger
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Book mail is the best kind of mail! ? "The Rock From the Sky" is an early review book from @LibraryThing thank you so much! It looks so good! I saw the preview for the "Sweet Tooth" tv show and thought it looked good, so why not buy it? ? Have you read it? Are you looking forward to the tv show?

#bookmail #librarything #earlyreviewer

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Ahhhhhh!

Sweet Tooth.

Trailer.

Netflix.

June 4th.

🥰🤪😱🥰

LibrarianRyan I have compendium 2 and three sitting on my table waiting for me to find time to read them. Plus there is a new one coming out ! 2y
Eyelit Ong I know!!! 2y
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cwarnier
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Pickpick

#lmbpc @LibrarianRyan @Buchbeeg @Littlewolf1
I went into this book not knowing anything about it, but ended up loving it.
How many of the things in this book apply to this stupid covid virus? Are we sure it wasnt written in 2020?

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2y
Littlewolf1 Looking forward to reading it 2y
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cwarnier
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#lmpbc #Round10
@LibrarianRyan @BuchBeeg @Littlewolf1
Here is what I have us reading. I plan to use green sticky notes and pens.

Littlewolf1 @cwarnier @Buchbeeg @LibrarianRyan I‘m planning on using purple unless anyone else wants that color 2y
LibrarianRyan Ok. I‘ll claim pink. I‘m doing Labyrinth Coronation. 2y
Buchbeeg I'll take blue 2y
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TheLibrarian
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Hooray!! One of my all-time favorite graphic novels is getting a live action adaption for Netflix. I‘m very curious how it will turn out.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dcs-sweet-tooth-robert-downey-jr-get...

Reggie How exciting!!! And the only reason I know of and read this comic is because of Litsy. 3y
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TheLibrarian
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1. Sweet Tooth - one of my favorite graphic novels
2. Invisibility or teleportation
3. Gemini ♊️
4. Breakfast with mother and sister in-law, author event, hanging with my best friend, and reading
5. ❤️

#friyayintro

Bookzombie I want to be able to teleport too! Imagine all the time I would get back. Lol. 3y
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kidamy
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I thought I was being greedy this week and put the first three of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth series on hold and now I wish I'd taken all of them out. It's so good. Good art, good science fiction.

Do any other #writersoflitsy wish they'd written something they were reading? I don't feel it very often, but when I do, it's the worst ache.

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

This was bizarre and sweet and a fun post-apocalyptic story. I loved Gus! This has been on my kindle for years, so now I have to track down volume 2...

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#WeveGotIssues #CBBR

Haaaallo everyone. Here's a discussion thread for anyone that wants to talk about our last pick, Sweet Tooth. What did y'all think? Anyone planning on reading more? It's quite the cliffhanger ending, hey? 😜

Feel free to speak your thoughts and comments below!
 @TricksyTails

InLibrisVeritas I really liked it! The art was odd at first but it really fit the tone of the story. This is my second comic by this writer and he definitely knows how to put emotion on the page. I'll probably try to grab the other volumes at some point 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @InLibrisVeritas I'm curious...What's the other Lemire comic you've read? 5y
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kylienoele I loved it! The concept was really cool. I plan on picking up the next at the library when I‘m back home! 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @kylienoele That's awesome! The whole series (if you enjoyed the first one) is definitely worth reading and carrying on with! 🤘 5y
InLibrisVeritas I read the first volume of his Descender series. I have been thinking about trying his Trillium series as well. 5y
DGRachel I was surprised by this and how much I liked it. I hesitate to say “enjoy” because it was such a sad, gut wrenching story. I‘m not emotionally ready for the next issue! 5y
Eyelit I read this series a couple years ago and mean to revisit (didn‘t have time this month, sadly). Overall I found it bittersweet. More downs than ups, if I remember correctly. 5y
Eyelit @InLibrisVeritas I really liked Trillium and would love to hear your thoughts if you end up reading it 5y
TK421 @InLibrisVeritas I really enjoyed his Descender series. Lemire knows how to write a good story. I liked the first volume of Sweet Tooth. The ending really has me wanting to read volume 2! 5y
InLibrisVeritas @Eyelit Certainly! I have had so many people recommend it. 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @InLibrisVeritas Nice. I'm a big fan of Descender. Trillium is awesome too! I strangely recommend his Black Hammer universe that he has been building up! 👍 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @DGRachel Lemire has a way of destroying me emotionally with pretty much all of his books and yet I always find myself coming back for more. 🤔😂 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @TK421 Dooooo it! I promise it just gets better and better... 🤘 5y
mcipher I forgot to get it from the library! Running to see if I can put on a hold and just read late... 😊 5y
MiyakoBunny I loved it 😍🖤🖤🖤 I have to admit the yokel accent was off putting at first, but the in your face take it or leave it dystopian fantasy mix had me 🕳🦌 5y
ReadingRover I really liked this!!! Once I got started I didn‘t want to stop and now I‘ve got the second one on hold at the library. I had no idea what to expect when I started & I ended up really liking the story line. It was a bit predictable but it still had me hooked. The art is great too!!! (edited) 5y
cobwebmoth I thought it was sad and disturbing, but I'm becoming a Lemire fangirl, so I'll keep reading. Plus, I need to know what happens next! 5y
kylienoele I definitely plan on finishing this series, even if it breaks my heart! 5y
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TK421
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This month's #CBBR #WeveGotIssues selection was a good one. Jeff Lemire is a great writer. I agree with @cobwebmoth that he knows how to write a compelling story. Poor Sweet Tooth is as innocent as they come. He's thrown into a post apocalyptic wilderness under the "protection" of Jepperd. Picture an older Negan leading Bambi through a militia controlled wilderness. Sad, violent, and well written. @TricksyTails @GrilledCheeseSamurai

TheLibrarian This comic series is amazing and one of my favorites 🖤- great review! 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Yaaaas. Glad you liked it! Gonna attempt more from the series or 1 and done? 5y
TK421 @GrilledCheeseSamurai if they add more volumes on hoopla then I'll definitely read more. Lemire writes good comics! 5y
TricksyTails Awesome review! So happy you enjoyed it! Jep as an older Negan! I like that. 😊🖤 5y
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DGRachel
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#WeveGotIssues #CBBR
Dark, creepy, violent, sad, and very good. I rather liked the art, and the post-apocalyptic storyline was a heartbreaker. I‘m invested enough in Gus‘s character to want to know what happens next, but not sure I‘m mentally able to handle the storyline. One to keep on the #TBR for when I feel better. Now, I need a bright, cheery palate cleanser.

Richryan52 Given your Litfluence you should be blogging if you aren‘t 5y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘d like to try this one out. 5y
DGRachel @jpmcwisemorgan The first volume is on Hoopla, if that‘s offered through your library. 😊 5y
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jpmcwisemorgan Oh cool, it is so I should be able to get it! 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Awesome. Glad you enjoyed this one. Jeff Lemire is one of my favorite writers. The dude is depressing and sad and full of feels but man oh man can he tell a tale! 👍 5y
TricksyTails Woohoo!! So relieved and happy you enjoyed it! 😅 I‘m so excited for you to read the rest of the series. Lemire is brutal! 5y
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Zelma
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I decided to give Jeff Lemire another try after not loving Essex Country, and I‘m glad I did. I kept avoiding this one, thinking that was blood on his face. However, it‘s chocolate and just goes to show I shouldn‘t assume when it comes to comics. This poor kid won over my heart and definitely made me want to follow his journey. I wasn‘t expecting the post-apocalyptic setting either. Looking forward to more.

BethFishReads Oh these were good 5y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#WeveGotIssues #CBBR
@TricksyTails

Talk about a contrast from our last pick, Curse Words, hey?

This is early in Jeff Lemire's career and you can definitely see that in his artwork. I still love it though. I'm curious as to what you people think of his drawing style. Love it? Hate it?

This is certainly a heavy volume but the full run of trades tells a story that has stuck with me for years since I read it the first time.

InLibrisVeritas I didn't really like the art but I do think it fits the story well. It really has the same desolate feel as the world while kind of portraying some of Gus' timidness. 5y
Reggie I didn‘t really like the art at first until the characterization and the story got under way and then it makes sense. I like how it changes a little when telling different stories. 5y
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DGRachel
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I thought I‘d go ahead and start this month‘s #wevegotissues #cbbr selection since I am having trouble sleeping, but 12 pages in, it‘s so sad and creepy that I think I‘m going to have to save it for daylight. 😱😱

Reggie I read it today and I know it‘s sad when I don‘t cry but there is that pain right above your stomach but right below your heart. Ughhh his innocence. I got book 2 cause that is not how it can end for me. 5y
TricksyTails Creeeeeeepy...especially with that attic squatter! 🤣 5y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Another comic for #wevegotissues finished! I have read Lemire before and it seems he favors the subtle story over the brash, which is perfect. I am really interested to see where Gus goes and how he handles the ending of this. I am not fond of the art though, so this one wouldn't have been on my radar if not for thus group. So for that I am thankful, it's fantastic to branch out. 🌟🌟🌟1/2

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InLibrisVeritas
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I started this one tonight for #wevegotissues and I'm enjoying it. It's not my typical type of comic but it's pretty good. I do kind of hate the art though.

I also just realized I have read Lemire the first volume of his Descender series, which I loved!

GrilledCheeseSamurai Descender is sooooo good! 😍 5y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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"A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy's the road."

@TricksyTails & I are So excited to announce this as out next #WeveGotIssues #CBBR!

This is a series that is already complete and the whole run is available As TPB's or deluxe hardcover editions but for the #CBBR we're just doing volume 1.

Whether it's your first time or a re-read (like us) join in and let us know what you think! ?

InLibrisVeritas Awesome! I will try to find my copy soon, I am super excited to dig in since I haven't heard of this one before either. 5y
DGRachel Bambi and McCarthy? That is one heck of a mashup! 5y
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Eyelit This will be a re-read for me. Love this series and Lemire in general! 😁 5y
Marmie7 I have read volume 1 and loved it! Vol. 2 is callng my name📖 5y
JPeterson This sounds amazing! 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @JPeterson Its an amazing series and the reason I fell in love with Jeff Lemire as a creator. Life long fan of his work and anything he does is an instant buy for me. 😁 5y
TheLibrarian This is one of my favorite series!!! ❤️ 5y
ElishaLovesBooks Oh boy! Sounds fascinating!! 5y
GarthRanzz Off to hunt this one down! 5y
ReadingRover I just put this on hold at the library. I‘ve been wanting to read it forever. I‘m in! I am actually going to participate in something! @GrilledCheeseSamurai @TricksyTails ☺️can you guys add me to your reminder tag list pretty please 🙏 5y
TricksyTails @ReadingRover Absolutely! 🤗 5y
TricksyTails @InLibrisVeritas @Eyelit @Marmie7 @JPeterson @ElishaLovesBooks @GarthRanzz @ReadingRover Yayyyyy!! So happy you‘ll all be joining us! This is such a great series! 👏😍 5y
TricksyTails @TheLibrarian Will you be joining us for a re-read? 😍 5y
TricksyTails @DGRachel I hope you like this one! 🤞 5y
ReadingRover @TricksyTails Yay! 🤗 thanks! Otherwise I‘ll totally space out and forget 🤪 I‘ll put it in the calendar and see if that helps 😝 5y
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails @GrilledCheeseSamurai So will the deluxe edition of Book One cover me? 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Yup. If memory serves me correct the deluxe edition is worth 2 of the trades. There are 3 deluxe editions which covers the 6 trade paperbacks. 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Oops. Forgot to tag you in my reply @GarthRanzz 5y
GarthRanzz Thank you sir! I‘ll grab the first for now but will keep the other two within reach in case I like it. 😊 5y
Reggie You had me at Bambi and The Road lololol 5y
TK421 I just got this on hoopla. I've been wanting to read it for a while now. 5y
TricksyTails @GarthRanzz Ooh you‘re going to end up wanting them all! Might as well grab them now and a few boxes of tissues too. 😆💔😭 5y
mcipher Yay! I‘m still working on Curse Words but I am notoriously bad at buddy reads... I will put this one on hold though and try to be on time next month!! 5y
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emilyhaldi
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This is a quirky little graphic novel that has a bit of a Walking Dead vibe but where children born post-apocalypse have animal features. I need to keep reading and see what becomes of little Sweet Tooth!

Thank you @TheLibrarian for helping me to expand my reading interests into graphic novel territory 😄
#freakyfriday

Meredith3 This sounds pretty cool! 5y
TheLibrarian Haha I‘m glad you enjoyed it. And YES you must the rest of the series (it‘s pretty short). Sweet Tooth is such a quirky comic. 5y
TheLibrarian And great pic!!! 5y
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britt_brooke Sounds weird, but I‘m intrigued. #stacked 5y
TK421 Sweet Tooth is a good start to comics.There are so many great graphic novels out there! Keep going!😃 5y
emilyhaldi @TheLibrarian it‘s overdue at the library but my husband won‘t let me return it bc he wants to read it too 😉😉 5y
Reviewsbylola Creepy af. 5y
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RealLifeReading
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Excited to finally read this! But it seems my library only has this book in the series though... ☹️

8leagueboot That art style is 😍 5y
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parasolofdoom
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Oh my goodness I love Sweet Tooth! ❤️ 5y
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MiyakoBunny
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@TricksyTails Per your request 😃Here‘s my 2nd #LetMeSeeYourStack for the #LetsGetGraphicWeekLongMarathon Don‘t🤓mind Bulbasaur he‘s my stand-in for Dart lol 😂

callielafleur That Eleven is so cute!! 5y
MiyakoBunny @callielafleur Thank you 😊 She‘s courtesy of my #SSGP 🎅🏼 @ReadingRover 5y
TricksyTails EEEEEEEEEEE!! My heart explodes! Bulbasaur!! El! Sweet Tooth!! Space Invaders!! 😍😍😍 5y
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MiyakoBunny @TricksyTails ☺️☺️☺️Just for you💐 5y
TricksyTails 😘♥️🤗♥️📚♥️ Looooooooooove!! Thank you!! 🙌🙌🙌 5y
kgriffith @keggergoldy — both the hashtag/readathon, and the Eleven. :) 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Yeeeeees! Sweet Tooth! 😍🙌😍 I friggen LOVE this series. It's the one that really sold me on being okay with my Jeff Lemire fanboy tendicies! 🤗 5y
MiyakoBunny @GrilledCheeseSamurai 😍😍😍Yay🎉Now I‘m even more excited 😃😃😃to dive into this stack! Thanks for the 👍🏼👍🏼 5y
Clwojick Yeassssssss! I've already read (and LOVED) volume 1, and I have the rest set aside for the marathon too! ❤️️😍❤️️😍 I am sooooo excited 5y
MiyakoBunny @Clwojick You guys are making me super excited 😍😍😍 5y
ReadingRover I‘ve been wanting to check out sweet tooth! 5y
MiyakoBunny @ReadingRover I actually stumbled upon it at my local library 📚 & was psyched they had so many on hand 😍 5y
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QueenJen
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LOVE!!

Kind of a Walking Dead theme with a genetic twist.

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Schlinkles
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Jumping in to my #geekygraphicnovelswap loot!

TricksyTails YES!! So good! ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
JenlovesJT47 I'm about to do the same! Got so much cool stuff I don't know where to start! 5y
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Schlinkles
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Thanks @Marmie7 The books are perfect and I love the magnet! I know what I‘ll be reading this weekend 😊 #geekygraphicnovelswap

JenlovesJT47 Awesome! 😍🙌🏻 5y
Marmie7 Glad you like. It! Sweet tooth is a new fav for me. Enjoy! 5y
TricksyTails Love Sweet Tooth!! Have been so eager to read Snotgirl, too. Awesome goodies! 5y
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Clwojick
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TricksyTails This is one of my favorites!! So happy you enjoyed it! 5y
Clwojick @TricksyTails yeah! Lol. I just remembered that I don't have to wake up at 7am like usual, because I'm scheduled for the night shift tomorrow. Bring on more books. 5y
TricksyTails ? I was going to say… I thought it was the "last book" five books ago!! Hahaha you're a machine! 5y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#90sinjuly #wherethewildthingsare

"All you children touch the sun
Burn your fingers one by one
Will this earth be good to you?
Keep you clean or stain through?"

What a great opportunity to feature one of my favourite graphic novel series! Sweet Tooth is seriously underrated.

@Cinfhen @Robothugs

Cinfhen Totally new to me title😉thanks for posting and sharing 6y
Robothugs I'm going to have to stack this! 6y
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LinusTheWonderPup
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#Riotgrams Day 6: Current Reads

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Loretta
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Tore through this one last night because my hoopla borrowing was about to expire.

Very interesting, but definitely kind of a downer, even when compared to other post-apocalyptic fiction. Something about it being a child at the center of it all. Still, I'll continue reading.

⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️

(Also, this photo is an alternate cover, not a spoiler.)

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Jokila
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A good October comic for fans of post-apocalyptic horror. It has much in common with Descender (the innocent boy hero, member of a hunted race in a world under threat of extinction) but with a grimier aesthetic and thread of backwoods religious extremism. I'm anxious to learn more about Gus and how he fits into the fate of his dying world.

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WitchAndTheWardrobe
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Mehso-so

Just finished this. I really liked it, good story, art style was okay for me. Overall it just felt a bit too short so I can't make up my mind about it yet. Definitely going to read the second book because some graphic novels need more volumes to show what they're worth, if that makes sense. I see potential in this one!

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TheLibrarian
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Gus, a hybrid human/animal, decides to leave his home after his father dies. It's a very weird story but one of my favorites! #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

RealLifeReading Jeff Lemire ❤️ 6y
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