Sunday, October 24, 2010

Book Talk: The Night Bookmobile

OK, what did Gwen say about doing this?
  1. A first sentence that summarizes a book's subject (25 words or less);
  2. The takeaway, the most important part of the book, something that can be easily remembered (10 words);
  3. Something you liked or didn't like about the book, which can be as personal or impersonal as you want (one more sentence);
  4. An optional very quick statement about the author (a couple words).

The Night Bookmobile is a lovely, haunting story about a book lover, her life and afterlife. This story reminds us of the power of what we read on our lives (and others'). I loved the twists, turns and dark, mysterious tone of the book; I like that it made me unexpectedly sad. I really like The Time Traveler's Wife, but this book made me want to read The Three Incestuous Sisters before Her Fearful Symmetry!


  1. AWESOME. I didn't even know she'd written a short story. Plus, bonus points for the graphics!

  2. It really is good and a quick read if you're short on time. I hope most libraries are getting it in.

  3. Question: is this an illustrated short story? That image you used makes it look like a children's book... a haunting children's book.

  4. Katy, it is a graphic novel. The format actually feels like a picture book for grown-ups: the size is similar to a picture book and is hardback vs. the smaller young adult graphic novels. The Three Incestuous Sisters is also a graphic novel.