Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

The Night Bookmobile
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
Abrams, 2010

Summary from Goodreads:
Audrey Niffenegger, the New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, has crafted her first graphic novel after the success of her two critically acclaimed “novels-in-pictures.” First serialized as a weekly column in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read. Seeing her history and most intimate self in this library, she embarks on a search for the bookmobile. But her search turns into an obsession, as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and memories.

The Night Bookmobile is a haunting tale of both transcendence and the passion for books, and features the evocative full-color pen-and-ink work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers.
I am not a huge reader of graphic novels, but this one caught my eye (of course!). I wish I could remember where I first heard about this, so I could thank that person. I read this book in way less than a half an hour, but I really enjoyed it. The story is very sweet and touching and I could easily visualize myself as the narrator. Think how wonderful it would be to be in a trailer filled with every single thing you've ever read! I try really hard to keep track of every book I read now, but I've only been doing that for about two years. And that's certainly not taking into account magazines, blogs, cereal boxes--to see everything physically in person just blows my mind. Although I don't think I would want to be a night bookmobile librarian, like Lexi, I can certainly see the appeal. A very sweet story; I really enjoyed it.

Enjoy your reading!

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