129th out of 180 books — 10 voters
Strangers in Paradise, Volume 18: Love & Lies (Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks #18)
by Terry Moore
In the 18th trade paperback in the ongoing Strangers in Paradise series, Francine and Katchoo meet face to face for the first time since Francine's wedding. With Katchoo's career in full swing and Francine trying to be the happy homemaker have the two grown too far apart to come back together? When David's secret is revealed the friends try to make sense of the devastating...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Abstract Studio
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2012 Reread: I got lost in this for a month. My very first full reread since the series hit its ending. Since I knew where it would start and go and end up. It was just as terrible, wonderful, painful, heartbreaking, heart healing, amazing as every other read. I never stop knowing my heart belongs to this.
Jul 26, 2008 Celia Powell rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who's already read the other Strangers in Paradise volumes
The thing I don't like about these comics is that they're too bloody short. I just feel like I'm getting into the story again and then it ends. And there's only one volume left! Bleh. This was good though - I really liked Katchoo and Francine finally getting back together.
Nearing the end of a great series. Overall great volume, with some very bittersweet moments. Long-time SiP fans will not be disappointed with this novel, I have enjoyed the rest of the series and this volume is a fantastic and emotional read.
Sep 16, 2011 mairywo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Aaaah, I love Strangers in Paradise... Unfortunatley you can aleady feel that everything is coming to a conclusion and that the story will soon be over. It's one of those stories you never want to end. Like life.
Following the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, he decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books. He has also mentioned his greatest career influence i...moreMore about Terry Moore...