This month has been a good one for books. I finished rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I got started on the Ron Chernow Alexander Hamilton biography because the miracle happened — I got to see Hamilton on Broadway nearly a year after buying tickets to the show. I’ll have more on the Hamilton biography once I complete it of course, but here were a few other books I completed this month that were all pretty fantastic:
The Fixer and Other Stories (by Joe Sacco) – A friend of mine had given me a copy of this and being that I finally got around to reading Palestine earlier this year, I thought I should read this one too. Sacco’s stories in this volume focus on the Bosnian War, with the title story honing in on Sacco’s relationship with a local “fixer” who helps him report out his stories. The comics journalism format is a really great way to learn about that period of time and I remain impressed by Sacco’s work now that I’ve finally made the effort to read it….