The Fixer and Other Stories
THE COMPLETE SOFTCOVER COLLECTION OF BOSNIAN WAR SHORT STORIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF PALESTINE AND SAFE AREA GORAŽDE
Using old-fashioned pen and paper, the award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco reports from the sidelines of wars around the world. The Fixer and Other Stories is a new softcover that collects Sacco’s landmark short stories on the Bosnian War that previously compri
I borrowed the book from Alex and need to return it now. I became comfortable owning it for a while and wanted to bend the pages back ("I feel like I know her, but sometimes my arms bend back." --Laura Palmer), but i ...more
I think Sacco knows this on some level, which is why he uses Neven, a fixer who is an unreliable narrator, Soba, a poet/soldier, and Radovan Karadzic, a war criminal that Sacco and his friends track down. And despite these real-life, larger-tha ...more
"A searing and amusing look at the motley collection of reporters, war profiteers, criminals, soldiers and hapless civilians trapped in war zone." --New York Times
"Sacco doesn't try to lay claim to the truth. He's simply telling one man's story, and it makes for an excellent book." --Washington Post
"Sacco demonstrates that the narrative arts, including comics, can gather up complicated social truths with a gra ...more
Not as cohesive as Sacco's phenomenal Palestine, and not to be used as an entry point in comprehending the Bosnian War - The Fixer is an intimate study of the lives of people at the end of a brutal conflict.
Before reading The Fixer and Other Stories I'd definitely recommend you watch a documentary on the subject or, at least, do some Wikipedia-ing to get the most out of a very insightful graphic novel.