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 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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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