To kick off the TBR challenge this month, the theme was short stories. I decided to read Trickster, a book that I picked up at the American Library Association conference last summer after hearing the editor, Matt Dembicki, speak on a panel.
Trickster is a graphic novel that collects Native American trickster stories. The stories are written by Native American storytellers, and each one uses a different illustrator. I think this is a really interesting concept. The stories are enjoyable and some of the art is really lovely. However, I actually didn’t like this book quite as much as I’d hoped that I would. It would probably help to say that I don’t generally enjoy short stories for some reason. I always want to, but I can just never get emotionally involved with them.
That being said, I think I would still recommend this book if you really like both graphic novels and short stories, especially if you also have a soft spot for mythology/folklore.