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Skyscrapers of the Midwest by Joshua Cotter
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Jan 05, 09

bookshelves: fiction, comic-book
Read in January, 2009

The first 1/3 of the book left me with the impression that this was just a series of weird and wacky tales, with only a few having to do with each other. But actually Joshua Cotter in fact has no random stories or wasted space at all in here. Its quite thought provoking, and builds on itself with determined purpose.

I had said in a previous version of this review that Joshua Cotter and this book was similar in style to Tony Millionaire (the author of Billy Hazelnuts, Uncle Gabby, Sock Monkey, et cetera), and at this point this only applies loosely to the art work itself. Their story telling styles and purpose are vastly different.

This is a serious and heavy hitting piece, and is not for young kids. Don't let the cartoonish look fool you into thinking this is kids stuff. There are at times themes of child abuse and general violence, which would probably be too much for younger children.
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