A captivating twist on your zombie/undead genre! I was never into zombie (or even vampire stories) despite the craze, with the exception of The WalkinA captivating twist on your zombie/undead genre! I was never into zombie (or even vampire stories) despite the craze, with the exception of The Walking Dead. But this one is something different. This story takes place in small-town Wisconsin where one day, the dead have come back to life as their former selves, some of whom are seen going about their business, back at work like it's any ol' normal day. The area is closed off and no one can go in or out. Main character is a kick-ass ladycop which is exactly the type of woman my Grandma is always raving about. ("Have you seen that new Tomb Raider movie? That Angelina Jolie is my kind of woman.") Unfortunately for me, this book was wayyyyy too short! Can anyone tell me how long I have to wait for MORE?!
I wanted to give this one 3 stars but I bumped it up with the following explanation:
There is definitely genius here in this book, though I was too absI wanted to give this one 3 stars but I bumped it up with the following explanation:
There is definitely genius here in this book, though I was too absorbed in other things to fully see it. I had to do an inter-library loan for this book and it finally came when I had already gotten deep enough into Les Misérables's more duller parts. I was afraid that if I stopped reading Les Mis, I might stop forever (oh, the horror!). Then Hurricane Sandy bitched her way into NY and that was yet another distraction. Thanksgiving also. The excuses keep coming. Needlesstosay, I renewed this book a total of 5 times at the library and it got to the point where I was just rushing through it in an attempt to add to my Goodreads goal. I got 1/2 way through and still had no idea what was going on, was about to give up, until I decided to read a couple of reviews on here. People LOVE this book. At that point I was still confused but through my review reading, I realized I was confused because the book was following multiple storylines of two characters with the same name. I was obviously THAT distracted that I didn't even realize this. After I went through those reviews, I gave this one a little more attention and was glad I did. The artwork and creativity that went into this book is astounding which is why I'm not surprised Chris Ware evolved into another work of art/genius that came out more recently, Building Stories. I'm going to take a bit of a pause before I pick that one up only because I don't want it to fall by the wayside like Jimmy Corrigan almost did. That one will definitely get my undivided attention. Jimmy Corrigan will again some day - when I'm not so distracted. But I won't let him suffer under a 3 star rating due to my own faults....more
Fabulous graphic novel memoir. I definitely see myself rereading this one multiple times. I love the author's use of literary references to help demonFabulous graphic novel memoir. I definitely see myself rereading this one multiple times. I love the author's use of literary references to help demonstrate the various events of her life. ...more
I am embarrassed to admit that I am completely ignorant as to what is going on in Isreal and Jerusalem and Gaza and thereabouts. Well maybe not compleI am embarrassed to admit that I am completely ignorant as to what is going on in Isreal and Jerusalem and Gaza and thereabouts. Well maybe not completely but I feel as though I'd need AT LEAST a semester long class to fully grasp the entirely of it. Needless to say, that is why I love this new wave of nonfiction graphic novels. It all began with The Complete Persepolis for me (loved!). What an interesting way to convey a world in which the reader may not be fully capable of understanding/relating! Imagery, particularly, is of importance here.
Delisle does an excellent job of illustrating his life as an expat in Jerusalem for a year. However, I felt as though there were concepts/ideas/references that I didn't understand. Perhaps a chapter of notes at the end would have been quite useful. An entertaining and informative read, regardless....more