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The Owl Killers
Karen Maitland
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Watchmen - Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, Alan Moore

There is a reason why this is one of the most well-known and loved graphic novels on the market. Aside from the brilliant artistic renderings, this clearly a prime example of what  happens to the comic book when it grows up. It is both mature in content and very intelligent. The author and illustrator both juggled multiple storylines effortlessly and seamlessly pulled them together at the end. 


So why only three stars? To be honest it was so intelligent that I felt much of the novel went right over my head. This is one of those books I would like to come back and re-read in a few years when I no longer have very youn g children sucking my brain cells dry.