Modern Tonic Picks Asterios Polyp

Modern Tonic chooses David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp as the lead book in its round-the-world travelogue of the best books of 2009, saying “Asterios Polyp will cause comic-book buffs to swoon, sure, but the narrative — after a fire, an arrogant architect slowly begins to rebuild his own life — makes it much more than a pretty picture book.”