I’ve recently read a few terrific books that are worth telling people about. So let me tell ya…
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, by Kate Beaton is subtle, sad, beautiful, and doesn’t waste a single panel.
Ragnarök, Volumes 1 & 2 (The Last God Standing & Lord of the Dead) by Walt Simonson are witty and simultaneously nostalgic and new.
Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots!, by Philippe Petit will teach you things. It’s quirky and unique, like its author…whose resume you should look up, if he’s not already familiar to you.
The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It, by Lawrence S. Ritter is a book I avoided reading for years, and I have no idea why. These reflections by ballplayers of yesteryear, not all of whom are famous, will warm your heart.
And to round out the list, I should mention Einstein by me and Jerel Dye. It comes out November 15th, and you can pre-order it here.
(The panel excerpt is from our book, of course, and is a nod to this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, which relates to one of the many things Einstein wanted to be wrong about, but wasn’t.)