120th out of 180 books — 10 voters
Strangers in Paradise, Volume 16: Molly & Poo (Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks #16)
by Terry Moore
Molly has a secret, a very bloody secret. From a teenage Death wannabe to convicted axe murderer, Molly's story is told in her own words, offering a fascinating insight into the mind of a psychopath. This trade paperback collects the entire Molly & Poo saga from its quirky beginning to the shocking end.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Abstract Studio
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This is brilliant story telling. Moore has created two female characters, two in 1908, and two in the nineties, whose lives follow parallel tracks. Some sections are truly poetic, and in both, one of the women from each time period is married to a serial killer. The killer thing is the story, which plays itself out beautifully.
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.
Very nicely illustrated. I like the variety in stylistic tones, which set a very nice mood. I'm not sure I totally understood what the final result was and I'm not sure it was entirely successful getting its point across. That could just be that I have a migraine headache though...
Sep 26, 2007 Schnaucl rated it 3 of 5 stars
The prose was much better this time though the story was back to being jarringly disjointed. I'm not sure I'd put this book as part of the Strangers in Paradise universe. Yeah, there was a very brief thing with Francine and Katchoo in high school, but they were cameo appearances.
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...