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Bookhunter
     

Bookhunter

4.5 2
by Jason Shiga (Illustrator)
 

Ripped from today’s headlines, Bookhunter fires off and you can’t quit reading. The excitement is fulfilling. The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It’s a race against the clock as our heroes use

Overview


Ripped from today’s headlines, Bookhunter fires off and you can’t quit reading. The excitement is fulfilling. The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It’s a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it.

Will the detectives catch this scoundrel? Find out in Bookhunter, the greatest comic of the new millennium. What a roller coaster ride of excitement! What an unexpected twist takes place! Do not begin Bookhunter unless you are prepared to finish it in one sitting.

Editorial Reviews

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“I won’t ruin the ending, but as a librarian I must note that Bookhunter’s many hilarious action sequences include card catalogues, re-shelving carts, exit gates, and some on-top-of-the-stacks running. Shiga also illustrates my deepest, darkest library fear: that of being squeezed between two rows of compact shelving.” - Danielle Maestretti, Utne Reader

“Seriously, until someone from Random House or Doubleday finally gets wise, the limited distribution of Jason Shiga’s books means that only the initiates can enjoy them. Don’t get left out; join the secret club today and bask in the awesomeness that is Shiga. Read Bookhunter.” - Dirk Deppey, The Comics Journal

“Shiga’s most recent graphic novel, not yet published in print, Bookhunter is an action-packed crime thriller about the library police. You know, the people they send after you when you have a book overdue. Shiga works as a librarian, and this book pulses with the blood and sweat of real-life experience, coupled with the clear desire to mislead innocent people about what librarians do all day.” - Shaenon Garrity, Web Comics Examiner

“As a creator of comix that can be at once funny, disturbing, thoughtful, deconstructed and cleverly put together, Jason Shiga deserves wider recognition, and not the kind you get when you commit suicide in a mental institution.” - Andrew D. Arnold, Time Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974271569
Publisher:
Alternative Comics
Publication date:
06/02/2016
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author


Jason Shiga has been working as a cartoonist for the past 15 years, most well-known for his interactive comic Meanwhile. He studied mathematics in school and is known for incorporating puzzles, mazes, mathematics, and other unconventional narrative techniques into the physical format of his books. He is currently creating his most ambitious project to date, the webcomic Demon, a 21 issue, 720 page sci-fi epic available free every day at his website, and to be published in four volumes by First Second starting in October 2016. His books have been nominated for and won various awards for Demon, Empire State, Meanwhile, Bookhunter, Fleep, and Double Happiness.

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Bookhunter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Wow was this an interesting read. And that art style. The story was good too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read with intrigue and a plot that sneaks up on you. Especially fun if you are in the library/retail book business. Fantastic graphic novel heads above more glitzy tomes.