The Adventures of Hergé

The brilliant conceit of composing a fresh new biography of Tintin's creator in his own clean-line, graphic novel medium was merely the first stroke of genius by Jose-Louis Bocquet, Jean-Luc Fromental, and illustrator Stanilas Barthélémy. With Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of The Secret of the Unicorn due soon, this insightful look into the genesis of the quiff-haired boy reporter should find an even larger, well-deserved audience.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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