I've been trying to get our friend Chris Hallbeck to write an Unshelved Book Club for a long time now, and I finally succeeded! (Begging was involved.) He writes and draws not one, not two, but three hilarious comic strips: The Book of Biff, Maximumble, and Minimumble. Gene and I first met him and his lovely wife Amanda at the first Webcomics Weekend, and it's been true love ever since. Please give his comics a try. Perhaps you too will fall in love.
Elsewhere in this week's Unshelved Book Club you'll find books about a serial killer who drowns victims in their own blood, a boy with craniofacial anomalies, World War II, Dracula (if he'd won at the end of Stoker's book), retailing, a secret river, Orcs, and a young man battling the 48 demons that each have a part of his body.
PS: We still have a few free VIP passes for librarians to attend Book Expo America this year. Check out the blog post and let me know if you qualify.
Jan. 19, 2018 Downer's Grove, IL
Downer's Grove Public Library Staff Day (private event) (Gene)
Feb. 9 - 12, 2018 Denver, CO
ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth 714) (Gene)
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
Check out our Full Schedule