Graphic Content is our reading group exclusively for graphic novels and comics!
This month the club will be discussing The Cursed Hermit by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes.
The highly-anticipated follow-up to The Case of the Missing Men..
Will our Teen Detectives untangle the mystery of Knotty Pines--before it's too late? Brennan and Pauline are looking forward to Christmas break when they're sent to an extra-credit boarding school called Knotty Pines. After attending their first classes, however, they realize they may have stumbled on their weirdest case yet! It's not just that the Headmaster and Headmistress are unusually strict, it's that they seem to be controlling their students, transforming them into boneheads and bullies.
On the final night of their stay, the boys and girls are paired up to pledge eternal allegiance to the long-dead Lord Hobb--and to each other--in unholy matrimony! Isolated from their fellow sleuths, our intrepid young investigators need to rely on a cast of colourful characters to lift a curse that has plagued the good people of Hobtown for centuries! Bizarre, funny, frightening, and heartwarming, this latest installment of the Hobtown Mystery Stories brings our teens one step closer to uncovering the haunting truth of their funny little east-coast village.
"It's Bertin's confident, idiosyncratic tone and Forbes' small, unnerving, almost Jack Chick-like art that makes this such a weirdly warm-hearted nightmare." --Booklist (Starred Review)
"This debut would be impressive enough as a mere genre exercise--the perceptive insights into the weirdly hermetic lives of both teenagers and small towns alike, then, are almost a bonus." --The Globe and Mail
Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes are childhood friends who trained in separate disciplines in order to reunite as adults and make comic books. Alexander Forbes is an artist and graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Kris Bertin is the author of the short story collection Bad Things Happen (Biblioasis, 2016). They are both from Lincoln, New Brunswick, and both live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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