Friday, March 07, 2014

What We're Reading: Graphic Novels

Do you enjoy a good swashbuckling adventure in the vein of  Indiana Jones?  Well, then, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff--a terrific graphic novel--is just what you need to read! Delilah Dirk is everything you want in a lead character: smart, funny, headstrong, a great fighter and an adventurer of the first rank. Paired with Selim, the Turkish Lieutenant, who prefers civility, calm, and a good cup of tea, our duo engages in a number of fun, action-filled adventures full of danger and seemingly impossible-to-escape situations. 

Tony Cliff has turned the conventions of traditional adventure story expectations on their head by providing us with both great artwork and a fun, strong female lead, as well as a male sidekick who is swept up in events in which he discovers that action and danger go nicely with his tea.

I can't wait for another book in this series, and I give Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant a high recommendation.  Read, enjoy, and thank me later.

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