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The Adventuress by Audrey Niffenegger
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Oct 15, 11

Read in October, 2011

Nine times out of ten I think graphic novels are entirely forgettable, but this one made me want to buy it. Spare, poetic, haunting. I love it.

I also loved Niffenegger's comments on the book's process of creation, which were included at the end. It surprised me that the whole thing was originally completed between 1983 and 1985, when the author was in art school. The style of The Adventuress feels entirely postmodern, and fits right in with the current taste. So...way ahead of its time?

Like a blend of fairytale, feminist commentary and folk wisdom. With humor that somehow didn't make me gag. Would make a great gift, especially for your favorite Wiccan aunt.
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