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Perdita Durango by Barry Gifford
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Jul 21, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: mysteries
Read in July, 2008

I was going to give this a single star but I decided that was too harsh. A friend of mine was getting rid of this so I took it. In theory I like graphic novels, in theory I'd especially like one in a series designed by Art Spiegeleman. That doesn't work for me here, though. In great crime fiction, the dialog is vivid not only b/c of its content but b/c of its phrasing, its dialect. But, here, in graphic novel form, the dialog just seems reduced to Reader's Digest Condensed Book oversimplicity. The intensity of the content, despite the skills of the graphic rendering, don't convince me or involve me. Instead, for me, it all seems forced - it's believeable, but I don't suspend disbelief.

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