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Graphic novel

Asterios Polyp

David Mazzucchelli

Not for nothin’ did Asterios Polyp become the inaugural winner of the LA Times Book Prize for best graphic novel. A decade in the making, it’s the soulful yet comedic story of an arrogant “paper architect”, a professor who’s never had a design built, and his descent into a metaphorical and literal underworld. It’s pumped full of witty allusions, from Greek mythology to modernist architecture (he’s got a cat named Noguchi). It’s highbrow but highly entertaining.


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