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Laika by Nick Abadzis
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Jan 16, 2011

really liked it

First, you should know that this is a graphic novel - meaning it has pictures in it, not that the content is super scandalous or something. (I'm very surprised by how many people make assumptions every time I mention that I'm reading a "graphic" novel. Lotsa sideways glances and whispers.)

Don't let the inclusion of pictures fool you, though. It's really a thought-provoking novel about the Cold War and caused me to think about so many issues: the space race, the use of animals in experiments, a person's duty to her country. If you've never read a graphic novel, but you like historical fiction, this would be a good first to try. The pictures of the dog are cute too.

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