Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Book Trailer of the Week: Bats of the Republic
I have always been fascinated by "illustrated novels," especially when the novels are about time travel and the like, and from the looks of this book trailer, even though this one is not technically about time travel, it just might be a winner. Zachary Thomas Dodson, author of Bats of the Republic, wrote the book, designed everything about it, and illustrated it himself.
Take a look at the video and I think that, if you are inclined to enjoy this kind of fiction, you will be intrigued by what you see. The problem with these books is usually their cost because of how difficult it is to combine all the elements into something the size of a hardcover book. That's why I was surprised to see that Amazon is selling Bats of the Republic at a more reasonable price of just $15.37 for the hardcover edition. (It's available in Kindle version, too, for a couple of bucks less, but that just makes no sense at all to me after watching the video because feeling and touching this book is a good part of the fun of it.)