LLAGNY’s Graphic Novel Book Group met last week via Zoom to discuss: My Favorite Thing is Monsters, and it looked like it was a great time!
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
Don’t miss the next online meeting! Please contact, Eileen Dolan at edolan@NYLI.org to be added to the list.