A beguiling mix of midlife middle-class ennui, people-will-talk village intrigue, and full-on pagan folk horror. Experimental, but not difficult once you tune into the gaggle of quietly desperate voices, it brilliantly conveys the damp of the English countryside and the mustiness of an environment where everyone knows (or thinks they know) your business. Subliminal, hallucinogenic, and edged with terror.Recommended by Mark S.
The first graphic novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize, but don't let that put you off. Drnaso's Beverly was an odd and sweaty masterpiece, and Sabrina is too. If Chris Ware wrote a story about grief taboos, the perverse logic of false flag conspiracy theorists, and TV dinners, it might be like this. Sabrina is that good.Recommended by Mark S.