Wednesday, December 1, 2010


2010 was the year of book-acquiring.

Although I don't think I could list all of the books which made their way into my collection over the past 12 months, I am excited to ramble a bit about to in particular:

It began with a review copy of The Child Thief, passed along to me through work. It came my way because my co-workers know I'm a Peter Pan and J.M. Barrie enthusiast. Reimaginging Barrie's children's classic has become popular in the last five years. Brom's over-the-top gothic style and striking pieces of art easily set his adaptation apart from the rest. I imagine he's done JMB proud.

Plucker is still rather foreign to me. Until I saw it, freshly wrapped and waiting to be shelved, I didn't think much of Brom. In fact, I didn't know a thing about this fascinating American author and illustrator. The dude is simply amazing! He has a most unusual style, which I'll admit seems primitive upon first inspection. Take a few moments and troll about the internet. Find some of his pieces - they're everywhere.

Drink it in.