“The Night Bookmobile is a love letter, both elegiac and heartbreaking, to the things we have read, and to the readers that we are. It says that what we read makes us who we are. It’s a graphic short story, beautifully drawn and perfectly told, a cautionary fantasia for anyone who has ever loved books, and I hope the story of the library, of Alexandra, finds its place on the night bookmobiles of all of who’d care. It’s a treasure.”
It may be short (and in truth possible too short for the full price tag) but it is (almost) perfectly formed! It’s a melancholy little tale with wonderfully creepy undertones. I bought the book on Saturday, and I’m writing this review on Sunday, and I’ve already read the book though twice.
My only complaint returns back to the brevity of the book, a little of the effect is lost, simply because we don’t get enough time to connect properly with Alexandra. But then it is a story you can easily remember and look back on every time you pursue your own bookshelves. 🙂