NBCC Reads: Favorite Comic Novels

For the last four years, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has had a regular feature on their blog, Critical Mass, called “NBCC Reads.” For this feature, NBCC members are asked to share their “bookish expertise” on a variety of topics. This spring’s question was “What are your favorite comic novels?” My own answers–along with those of  Bob Grumman, the editor at Runaway Spoon Press, and Chelsey Philpott, the associate editor of book reviews at the School Library Journal, were featured in this week’s post, which you can read here.

I’ll leave the (admittedly brief) explanations for my choices for you to check out on the NBCC blog, but for shorthand, I voted for Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate, and Halldór Laxness’ Under the Glacier.

All of the member answers to the question–some of which are more in-depth–are archived on Critical Mass here.