Is there such a thing as Brian Selznick addiction? Because OMG I totally have it. I devoured his two previous books in a mere afternoon apiece as they each came out. I’m just sad I forgot to put a hold on this when it was first released. I appreciate the way he merges simple charcoal-like sketches with a complex and layered story that helps us merge art and text. The Marvels is more of the same that I’ve come to expect. I can’t decide if I like it better than the other two previous novels, but I can tell you that it made me cry in a way the other two books had not. Unfortunately, I think talking about it is going to be too spoilery. I don’t get spoilery in my full review, though.