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The Contract With God Trilogy by Will Eisner
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Feb 07, 12

Read in February, 2012

Three gra[hic novels, each composed of smaller stories and each dealing with the same neighborhood in the Bronx are combined in this one volume that focuses on life in the Bronx in the 20th century.

Somehow Will Eisner manages to make these incredibly sad and historical tales compelling and beautiful. Muted artwork, showing characters cleanly and neatly, or ugly and messy as befits their actions. Background scenes that pull you in to the neighborhood and convey what it felt like then and there.

I had put off reading this for a long time just because of the size of the book, but once I started reading I couldn't stop until I finished.

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