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Revenge of the Librarians

by Tom Gauld

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A hilarious new comics collection from the New York Times bestselling cartoonist and illustrator - the perfect gift for all book lovers.

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This is a very okay book. I definitely feel it's misnamed- only some of the comics are really librarian focused. Someone I know referred to it as "comics for a english literary major" and I'd say that's probably pretty accurate. There are a lot of classic literature references in the comics that make them incomprehensible if you don't know the original. It could be funny at times, but this is a humor that's pretty specific and I think that's gonna have a lot of people also feel it middling at best. ( )
1 vote potds1011 | Feb 13, 2023 |
A fine, humorous follow-up to Baking With Kafka that didn't have me laughing out loud but brought on many mental chuckles. The single-page cartoons are all about books, literature, bookworms, and authors, so they get a little repetitive, but that won't turn off most book lovers like me.

A heads up for those who prefer to not think about pandemics when seeking laughs, many gags do revolve around COVID-19. ( )
  villemezbrown | Feb 5, 2023 |
I haven’t been reading but this book has a long queue at the library and it’s due soon so I decided to try it. It was an easy read. I’m glad that I read it even though it still doesn’t feel as though I’m back to reading “real books” yet.

Many of the cartoons are geared to writers and many are geared to readers. I appreciated both.

I loved quite a few of the cartoons. Some had me chuckling out loud. There are many 5 stars worthy cartoons in here.

There are also some cartoons that were just good or just okay and some that didn’t do it at all for me. There is a lot of repetition of themes. These are probably best read one (or a few) daily rather than reading so many in an entire book in less than 24 hours. Uneven for me but taken as a whole I really enjoyed these.

I appreciated how this book is topical. The covid pandemic is even featured in some of the cartoons.

A couple of my favorite cartoons featured cats and dogs and not only books. My favorite one says more about cats than about books. ( )
  Lisa2013 | Jan 26, 2023 |
This is a collection of comic-strip style cartoons by the author on a variety topics touching on books --- reading classic tales, being a writer, buying books, visiting libraries, etc. The comics are otherwise unrelated (i.e., you could flip to any page at any time and not be missing any continuity). Despite its title, it's more about professional writing and literary tomes than libraries, but it's all done in a very funny, tongue-in-cheek style that librarians and other readers/writers will thoroughly enjoy. It's definitely amusing and hit on some of my favorite literary things, like Austen's works, sci-fi dystopian ideas, etc., taking a little jab at them but all in the good spirit of someone who loves them also. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jan 2, 2023 |
I was first attracted by the title to this book of cartoons but the cartoons themselves are very funny. I do think the title is a bit of a misnomer as many of the cartoons are about authors or books as well as libraries and librarians.

If you're a librarian or an author or both or a publisher, you should definitely get this book. ( )
  LizTuckwell | Jan 1, 2023 |
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We thought the government had beaten them but they'd only chased them underground . . . Then one day the librarians came back . . . With superior organization skills, they quickly seized power. Opponents were mercilessly shushed.
Now that you are my bride, you will never leave this castle!

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