Saturday, September 23, 2006

Grease Monkey by Tim Eldred (graphic novel)

Many, many thanks to my reading buddy Joanne, who recommended this excellent graphic novel to me. I could barely put it down. It tells the story of a young mechanic named Robin who works with an expert mechanic named Mac, keeping the ships of a kick-butt squadron of female fighters in good shape. I can't even do the book justice -- the writing is fantastic, the sight gags are good, and I'm telling you this even though I don't much care for the way Eldred portrays the ship's library. (The head librarian is named Ms. Ann Thrope!  And she has a bun and a bosom the size of a ship's prow! C'mon, how stereotyped is that?)
 
Anyway, you MUST READ this book. If you're still not convinced, check it out online at http://www.greasemonkeybook.com/ -- you can read the first couple of chapters there, and then I bet you'll be hooked.

2 comments:

Joanne Herb said...

thanks for the kind words.

I want to grow up to be in Barbarian Squadron!

Joanne Herb said...

thanks for the kind words.

I want to grow up to be in Barbarian Squadron!