( the facebook page - @MarkHaddonAuthor
is run by vintage books / doubleday
i don't have any input
and i don't see any of the comments...
predictably it has far more visitors )

  grandville...

... by bryan talbot, which my son (11) and i have been greatly enjoying, along with the follow-up, grandville mon amour, steampunk detective graphic novels set in a parallel version of history in which france has invaded and subjugated britain and guillotined the royal family and recently granted the country independence. london and paris are inhabited anthropomorphic animals of various species (humans appear infrequently in a few subordinate roles as fetchers and carriers) and the muscular badger inspector lebrock is called upon to investigate and solve dastardly crimes often resorting to somewhat excessive level of violence which, sadly, appeals greatly to my son. sly literary references abound which also appeal to me. not that i'm averse to a bit of blood, too...