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Phoenix

I defy anyone to read the first chapter of Phoenix, by SF Said, without being completely hooked.  It is a skilful example of how to introduce multiple strands of a story at breakneck speed without overloading the reader with detail. Despite the homely smell of...

El Deafo

A graphic novel by Cece Bell, tracing the author’s experience of going deaf as a child.  The book focusses on the challenges of living with a hearing aid (the 1970s version being much more conspicuous than many modern day devices). The themes it explores are...