New fiction writer tackles graphic novel genre
Far from staying with the clichĂ© story of tortured and impossible love set up by her debut novel The Time Travelerâs Wife â which fittingly became a film in 2009 starring The Notebookâs Rachel McAdams â Audrey Niffenegger has shown a recent trend toward more unconventional and sinister topics. Her second novel, enigmatically entitled âHer Fearful Symmetry,â was a chill-inducing tale of a ghost and a cemetery.
Readers can no longer dismiss or categorize her as a romance novelist, as the author continues to branch out with the release of âThe Night Bookmobile,â a graphic novel which she illustrated herself. The story details Alexandraâs strange encounter with a supernatural bookmobile â a Winnebago filled with tomes â which includes Alexandraâs diary.
If the bookâs subject matter and the authorâs effort in both writing and illustrating donât lend it enough credibility, how about some kudos from iconic graphic novel writer Neil Gaiman?
The writer endorsed Niffenegerâs latest creation, describing it as âbeautifully drawn and perfectly told.â
At only 40 pages, the graphic novel might be a fleeting brief glimpse into the ingenious visual and literary mind of Niffenegger or simply a side project meant as a break from other literary works.
Niffeneggerâs inclusion brings an interesting feminine touch to the otherwise testosterone-driven world of graphic novels and comic books. And it shows that writers need not constrict themselves to one particular genre.
Comic book world, meet Audrey Niffenegger.
Read the L.A. Times review at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-audrey-niffenegger-20101003,0,356547.story