To spice up our weekly graphic novel posts, I am combining the New York Times'  posts into one monthly post covering hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga novels.
Asterios Polyp  by David Mazzucchelli  is about an arrogant, prickly award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth  by Apostolos Doxiadis and others is a recount of the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers and finds a passionate student in the great Ludwig Wittgenstein.
In place of the second NYT post, I hope to add a special topic each month to either highlight a series, an author's works, or something similar. For suggestions and comments, feel free to post a comment or use the contact form to message me directly.