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Wed, Jul. 15th, 2015, 01:02 am
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

What is "Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant"?

No, this is not a Jeopardy response. This is the title of the best graphic novel I have read in a long time. The story starts in the Istanbul of 1807. Delilah Dirk is a young, lively, adventuresome girl, described in the intro as a "globetrotting troublemaker". Erdemoglu Selim is a Turkish lieutenant, desirous of a peaceful life full of quiet and friendly conversations over a cup of tea. The story is how these two opposites form a team and go through the adventure.

Written and drawn by Tony Cliff and published by :01, this book has a lot going for it: lively story, delightful characters, gorgeous art, not to mention a flying ship.

Do yourself a favour - go read this book.