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Revenge of the Librarians

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Prolific readers, regardless of their day jobs, will find this delightful!  The theme is most jokes about literature, not librarianship; not having read all the "classics," I recognized there were panels I didn't fully "get."  

Most scenes are a single box or, at most, a few frames on a single page.  Great for putting down and picking back up-- long stretches of reading time not required.  A great gift for the Lit Major in your life, or add to a stack of quick reads in your guest bedroom.  Suggest to readers who connected to [book:Book Nerd|49150986] and [book:Book Love|39296114].

(I didn't get to the eARC from NetGalley before it very quickly archived, so borrowed the print from my public library.)
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It’s the holidays and this is PERFECT for any literary friend in your life. The graphic and images are also fantastic for the budding artist in your life. 

***I received a free copy of this e-book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***
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I really enjoyed this book.  Lots of cute fun cartoons about books, writers, readers, and librarians.  Some of the cartoons take place during Covid and the lock down.  As a reader I identified with lots of the humor, esp the problem of having too many books and what to read. This book will make a wonderful gift. Enjoy
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As a librarian and self-proclaimed book nerd, I absolutely loved this collection of book nerdy comics.  If you're a big reader or aspiring writer or both, you're definitely going to laugh out loud.  A a word to the wise:  Google the ISBN number in the last comic for an added bonus joke ;-)
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This one missed the mark for me. I work in a public library, and found these little comics not super entertaining, but I do think those who are not in the field might enjoy this one.
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Cute and engaging! There were definitely a few worthy of getting pinned to my bulletin board. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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A cute look into librarian life
not relevant to others who may not know anything about libraries

Reminded me of Library memes on Instagram but not as funny or relatable;/
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Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Overall, I think that was fun. I had a few issues but not enough to detract from the book as a whole. I think this would a good addition to a collection that had similar titles.
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Revenge of the Librarians was a delight! Charming illustrations paired with smart anecdotes that made me chuckle and want to pass the book on to my librarian friends.
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An excellently curated collection of the work of a master of his artform. Gauld's comics are insightful, thought-provoking, and devastatingly funny.
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Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! 
I am a little disappointed with this book. While some of the comics are fun and funny, the formulaic nature of the comics got tiring and repetitive after a while.
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A fun book with cute drawings. It seems like a niche topic in some ways, bu there are comics in there anyone could enjoy.
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Revenge of the Librarians is a charmigly irreverant romp for writers and literary-types. This collection includes over 150 Tom Gould comic strips, and pokes fun at everything from "six-word stories," to writer's block, to Karl Marx. This should be a staple in librarys' graphic novel/comics collections, even if the librarians are the only ones who read it (and how could they not with that title?).
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This was very funny. I like Tom Gauld's style. If you've liked his previous work, you will also like this book. It will also be appealing to book loves of all kinds.
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Very amusing collection of cartoons regarding everything books - authors, editors, libraries, book stores, publishers, life, death, scoundrels, elves, ufos.
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I've seen Gauld's work on postcards before, but having them compiled in a book is fantastic! Humorous and relatable, this collection makes for an excellent gift and conversation starter.
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This was fun and witty, but I did find it to be somewhat repetitive. From the title, I was expecting more focus on librarians and libraries, not just literature/reading/writing as a whole.
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Revenge of the Librarians is a collection of literary cartoons. The cartoonist, Tom Gauld, has a nice literary cartoon art style. And he has a talent for making amusing observations about writers and writing.

This collection is perfectly fine. The cartoons are quick and witty. The art is good. There is some repetition of theme that got a little much for me (Yes, authors tend to do anything other than write) but this book was a lovely way to pass an hour.
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As both a librarian and a writer, this collection was right in my wheelhouse. I enjoyed it immensely and will be buying several copies for gifts in the near future. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance reading copy of this delightful book.
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I liked this but I felt that far too many of the comics focused on the lockdown portion of the pandemic.  This made it seem a bit stale and outdated, even a bit of a slog.
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