Review: Rex Libris: Book of Monsters

One of my favorite comics, James Turner’s Rex Libris, has reached its too abrupt end.  This is a very sad day, but at least Turner takes the book out on a high note.  

In this brilliantly illustrated collection “the world’s favourite butt-kicking, sesquipedalian librarian” must save his library and the world from the hordes of (non-alphabetically indexed) beasts escaped from a compendium of monsters…and the Call of Cthulu.  He has to battle krakens, yetis, war penguins, zombies, and nazi zombies.  Along the way the secret of Rex’s obsession with butter tarts is revealed and the word floccinaucinihilipilification is rescued from linguistic obscurity.

The story is often just barely controled chaos, but it’s a whole lot of fun, especially for any fellow librarians out there.

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