While taking a walk, Alexandra comes across the night Bookmobile. She goes inside and comes to find it is a library of books and everything else she had read so far in her life. Once dawn comes, the Bookmobile closed and it's time for Alexandra to leave.
For many years, Alexandra is obsessed with finding the Bookmobile again. But it seems to only show up when she least expects it. And each time, she doesn't want to leave. She wants to work for them, but it's not allowed. Soon, she becomes a librarian for a regular library. But, she never forgets the Bookmobile and how much she'd rather be there.
There will be spoilers so if you haven't read it yet and don't want it spoiled, don't read any further.
The idea that everyone has a Bookmobile with their entire collection of read books that grows and grows is definitely nice. How cool would it be to look at everything you've read? I certainly think it would be neat.
And while I was enjoying this, the ending completely ruined it for me.
I can suspend my belief and think it possible for a magical bookmobile to exist. I greatly enjoy fantasy after all. This is said to be a cautionary tale about the seduction of the written word. And I do love reading. I'm an avid reader. I love writing so very much. I love words. But, I've never thought there such be a cautionary tale about reading or writing.
The main character wants to live in her Bookmobile, live in the past, despite having a job being around something she loves: books.
And the main character apparently has depression because she can't work for the Night Bookmobile, which eventually leads to her committing suicide. And that right there left me completely shocked. Suicide. Depression. These are serious things and I'm not really sure what the author's intention was with this graphic novel.
It started out promising and ended so very differently. I just didn't like this book.