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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Friday, July 10, 2015


Brian K. Vaughan (art by Fiona Staples)
Call Number
PN6728.S225 V38 2012
1st Floor Graphic Novel
Highly Recommended
Book Review
Told from the perspective of their daughter Hazel many years after the fact, Saga is the story of the (almost literally) star-crossed lovers Alana and Marko, who come from opposite sides of a sprawling war in space.  There is so much insanity in this series: Alana's species has wings and Marko's has horns; other characters include spider-women, ghosts of people who have been sawed in half, large hairless cats who can detect lies, and sentient robot beings with monitors for heads; and there's a spaceship made from a tree.  While star-crossed lovers on the run are nothing new, Saga shines in its worldbuilding and execution, which isn't afraid to be as gritty (both sexually and in terms of violence) as it is colorful and imaginative.
Submitted By
Kristin Laughtin-Dunker
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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