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3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The debut graphic novel from the artist of HOPELESS SAVAGES! Continuing the tradition of DUMPED, Christine Norrie's CHEAT is a modern tale of romance and the failure of love in NYC. Janey and Marc live a hectic lifestyle that constantly keeps them apart. Then Janey ends up in the arms of another man, and the facade of a happy relationship the couple has built begins to cru ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by Oni Press (first published 2003)
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Vanessa Jaye
There was an interesting emotional story in here, but the minimalistic style made the graphic novel more of a outline than a fleshed out story.
April
This book doesn't have a shocking or non- predictable plot line. It's not supposed to- it's features that typical scenario where partners seem to be drifting apart and someone else steps in to fill the void. It's well done with believable characters that are neither villains or victims. The art is pretty good. I love the cover! My only complaint is that the transitions between different scenes with time passage seemed jarring- the sequential art would sometimes jump forward without me expecting ...more
Gretchen
Love the art.
Sarah
two of those stars are for the art. maybe i'm slow, but the subtext and character complexity just weren't there for me. i could see the gears turning in several places (and hey, i've attempted to write and illustrate a graphic novel before and it's tough. never figured it out, meeself.)
Michelle
This book was short and simple, but upon further contemplation, features incredibly complex characters and subtext.

One of the few graphic novels I read that use images to actually tell the story instead of animating gesture.

Warning: there's no happy endings here.
Kricket
i picked this one up because i really enjoy norrie's artwork, but i agree with another reviewer who said it seemed more like an outline than a fleshed-out story. i kept looking to the artwork to see what i was missing with the dialogue and didn't really find any answers.
Speedtribes
Modern day romance comic with a bit of a sad ending. Well drawn, well paced, and with believable dialogue/situation. Quite enjoyable-- and I usually don't like what I call "short" stories in comics.
Cheryl
Sep 13, 2008 Cheryl rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Cheryl by: Zine Fest UW-Madison
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I liked the art. Cover is especially attractive. Story kept me reading yet was predictable. It did show complicity on all sides, though.
Jason
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Jim
an adult graphic novel in that it deals w/such adult subjects as adultry and the choice to be faithfull.
beautiful art
Inge
Well, I'm depressed now.
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Christine Norrie is an artist and writer, telling stories through comic book illustration, in graphic novel form, as well as for serialized publications, and short story fiction.

Her most noted works include her original graphic novel Cheat , the Oni Press series Hopeless Savages, and the teen drama Breaking Up published in 2007 by Scholastic/Graphix.

Dubbed “a natural storyteller” by Publisher’s W
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