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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

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Petra Mayer of NPR Books sat down with our regular panelist Glen Weldon to chat about the massive graphic novel The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. They talk about what the book does and what they wanted from it, and from there, they go on to recommend some other good reads.

Their recommendations include Finder, about hunting for a beloved book; A Drifting Life, about how one guy became a manga master; Temperance, which Glen calls a "dark fairy tale"; Habibi, a love story; Castle Waiting; and Marjane Satrapi's Chicken With Plums.

It's a good chance to tuck in to not just this great big book, but lots of other great big (and less great big) books that you might want to try.

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.