It’s one of the easiest decisions for my book of the week of the year. Let’s look at that and more in The Pull.
Book of the Week: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
This is easily one of my most anticipated comics of the year. I love Kate Beaton’s work. She’s one of the smartest, most gifted cartoonists ever in my book, and this full-length graphic novel about Beaton’s own life and experience working in the oil fields of Alberta is something I’ve been anticipating since it was first announced. By all accounts, it’s a masterpiece, or everything fans of Beaton expected as soon as it was revealed. I can’t wait to read it.
I will have to, though! I ordered a copy from Drawn & Quarterly a little while back because I couldn’t resist the siren song of that signed bookplate. Whenever it arrives, I am all the way in. Add this to your reading lists, folks, because it’s going to be a doozy.