Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
by Tony Cliff
published by First Second
genre: graphic novel, Adventure,
Summary (Goodreads): Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her new found friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
A little bit Tintin, a little bit Indiana Jones, Delilah Dirk is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine...and globetrotting adventures.
My Thoughts: This was my favorite graphic novel yet (the whole month I've been reading them). The illustrations from beginning to end were great. They told the story. The dialogue was lacking at times but it did not matter because the pictures told the story.
I liked Delilah. She was a kick ass, girl power type of character. If there was trouble she was in the middle of it. That said I think Selim was my favorite. He was the complete opposite. He is an expert tea maker, who just wants to sit and enjoy the quiet with his tea. At least until Delilah comes into his life. The friendship that builds between these two was great to watch and satisfying by the end.
Overall, this is filled with great characters and the adventure is told in the pictures. I will be looking forward to the second volume coming out in 2014.
Preview: Delilah Dirk and the Easy Mark this is 11 pages and will give you an idea of the graphics and features Selim.