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Grandville by Bryan Talbot
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Mar 29, 11

bookshelves: animals, mystery, graphic-novel, steampunk, alternate-history, adrenaline
Read in March, 2011

This was an interesting graphic novel in that it features talking animals as the main characters (humans are non-rights holding animals who perform menial labor), an alternate history where Napoleon won the war and use of steampunk technology.

Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard heads off to France to investigate a suicide he doesn't believe is a suicide and uncovers a number of other staged suicides during the course of his investigation into what actually happened to Raymond Leigh-Otter. Along the way he kills a number of animals from the Knights of Lyons secret society (often in very violent, bloody encounters). All these staged suicides point to a cover up of a conspiracy that goes high up in the French government (and may lead all the way back to a terrorist attack that started a wave of anti-English sentiment in France).
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