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Bone, Vol. 5 by Jeff Smith
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Oct 21, 10

Read from October 20 to 21, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 3

A brief escape from the darkness that the narrative's been immersed in, with a return to the delightful whimsy we saw in the series' start. The situations are still dire, but there's no mistaking the lightheartedness of the orphaned animals, and of course Smiley and Bartleby make for comedy goodness nearly every time. We meet the new character Roque Ja, who's clearly inspired by Disney's Shere Khan, and whose affiliation remains a bit of a mystery by the end of this volume (in spite of his actions). A nice break, but I suspect the next book will get even darker than before.

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