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several very different books to talk about, Saleena

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I was intrigued at the concept of this book, plus Garth Ennis is a known quantity (so many of his books are amazing), so I thought I would give it a try.  First of all (because I don't know who is reading this), this is NOT a little kids book, lots of violence and some sexual situations; think R rating if it were a movie.  Nonetheless, it reminded me of what I wanted the movie Peppermint (starring Jennifer Garner) to be (but it wasn't).  This is a lady who truly leads 2 lives; she is a homemaker by day and by night, an assassin.  She has trained to be an assassin in order to take vengeance on the family who murdered her father (which coincidentally is also her family; her father was a mob boss and his brothers have taken over).  I think Ennis did his usual bangup job of letting you get to know the characters a bit at a time; and he made sure that the situation was messy, because no one is perfect and honestly....how DO you turn off being an assassin when you're done?  How…

Introduction to the blog and one of the bloggers (Saleena)

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Hi,  I am librarian (20 years!) at the South Brunswick Public Library, and I used to only think of myself as a "book" person; forgetting all about the comics I read because "they didn't count".

Thankfully, the world has moved on and discovered that comics DO count and it's more of a format then a genre, and with all the movie and tv show adaptations; it has BLOWN UP as a genre.  However, one thing to remember is that not all comics are about superheroes, and not all manga has an anime series already up and running (also, the format of manga is beginning to be seen in NonFiction as well).

While I do prefer the speculative genres, I do love to learn things and have found the graphic novel format to be an amazing gift; allowing me to learn about someone or a topic in a less formidable but still informative style.  For the fiction....well, I do still prefer SF & Fantasy topics, as well as humorous stories; but again....will read anything.

So, this is the space…