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Culture Vultures: 80s music nostalgia and novels, graphic and otherwise

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Eric Kirsammer, owner of Quimby's and Chicago Comics, is really into:

Habibi by Craig Thompson

Having two small children, the time I have to read (other than children's books) is precious. One book that I have made time for is called Habibi. It is a massive graphic novel by Craig Thompson, the creator of Blankets. It is an epic love story and so much more. Habibi is a historical novel and explores the effects of modernization on Christianity and Islam. This book can also be savored just for Thompson's beautiful artwork. Each page can stand on its own as work of art. It is a fully realized graphic novel. It looks like it could have been published a hundred years ago. This is one I am going to come back to over and over again.

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