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Jar of Fools by Jason Lutes
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Apr 11, 2011

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Read from April 11 to 12, 2011

I bought this book on a pub crawl I did up in Brisbane at my favourite used book store ‘Archive Books’ at 40 Charlotte Street (stop by if you’re ever in the neighbourhood). I’ve never heard of Jason Lutes but he’s a featured artist on the famous indie ‘Drawn & Quarterly’ site so I figured it was definitely worth my attention.

Sherman Alexie who is probably best known for writing the 1998 screenplay for Smoke Signals wrote the introduction to my edition of the book and raves about how good it is saying “I’ve read it more than 100 times”. I liked the book, the art, and the story, but I couldn’t honestly say I’d read it more than 10 times. It’s a very east coast American book and being that I was born and raised west coast American, maybe there was something culturally that didn’t click 100% with me. The ending didn’t rock my world as well but, the story and artwork are good. Not a bad half pissed random “I’ve never heard of this guy and have no idea what this book is about” purchase.

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