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Strangers in Paradise, Volume 18: Love & Lies (Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks #18)

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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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Feb 05, 2016 Batmark rated it really liked it
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In this penultimate volume to the Strangers in Paradise series, David's dire medical condition is brought to the attention of Katchoo and Casey, who jointly decide they want to have David's baby. Though of course they're not alone in this desire, as Tambi returns to Houston for a second try. But this time she's using a different tactic, and that tactic's name is Annie Graham, Hollywood starlet. Meanwhile, David and Casey lock Francine and Katchoo in a room
Jan 06, 2015 MerryMeerkat rated it it was ok
I only got 50 pages into this book before I gave up. It was really confusing and hard to read. I really wanted to enjoy this book as I had heard great things about it. But it was much too wordy. I didn't think I could care about any of the characters at all. I may give it another try in the future. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it.
Sep 26, 2007 Schnaucl rated it really liked it
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Feb 27, 2014 Michael Bacon rated it liked it
The series began a repetitive cycle midway. It's still good, but nowhere near as good as it had been.
Nov 11, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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.
Celia Powell
Jul 26, 2008 Celia Powell rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who's already read the other Strangers in Paradise volumes
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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.
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Nov 03, 2012 Delicious Strawberry rated it it was amazing
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 it was amazing
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.
Jun 10, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
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I could and have re read this series over and over. It has made me laugh out loud, cry and just come to understand how powerful comics can be.
Nov 30, 2014 Steven rated it really liked it
Francine and Katchoo back together after Francine's wedding.
May 09, 2009 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Finally finishing up the series. Forgot how good this comic was!
I love this book from the word go
Dec 25, 2007 TJ rated it liked it
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Good book. Like the story
Very fun
May 19, 2008 Liz rated it really liked it
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The end is near... :(
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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 ...more
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Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 2: I Dream of You
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 3: It's A Good Life
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 4: Love Me Tender
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 5: Immortal Enemies
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