Pulitzer winner hearts Shogakukan winner

I spotted this via Christopher Butcher, and I wanted to mention it for a couple of reasons. One, it’s nice to see a Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Diaz, speak so highly about a comic I really like, Naoki Urasawa’s Monster (Viz), at Time’s web site. (It’s not really surprising, because his book, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, is as stepped in geek culture as it is in the political history of the Dominican Republic. I mean, he compares Rafael Trujillo to Darkseid.)

The other reason is that it gives me another chance to say how fabulously entertaining Diaz’s book is. Don’t let the Pulitzer trick you into thinking its some impenetrable tome; it’s brilliantly funny and accessible and great and you should read it.

One Response to Pulitzer winner hearts Shogakukan winner

  1. jun says:

    It’s on my list of stuff to check out from the library. The only problem is it’s got lots of company. 🙂

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