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Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony
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Feb 23, 2012

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A visually stunning book, Chopsticks is one of the more unique stories I've read lately. Glory's story is a tale of brilliance and madness, told through pictures. Readers will, I suspect, either love or hate the unique storytelling style. This book is an important step in the development of visual literature that is neither graphic novel or picture book. Think of it as an evening paging through old family photo albums.

While I'm interested in this sort of storytelling, I felt cheated by the big reveal (which I won't spoil) at the end of the book. I created meaning for the text based on re-reading the pictures (don't we all do that as we look through photo albums, after all?), but I still felt rather keenly the loss of the beautiful, pictorial reinvention of a romance novel.

Recommended for: indie romance/ music lovers, readers who like to push the bounds of storytelling, readers who don't mind plot twists, photography buffs, app lovers

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