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Lost Dogs by Jeff Lemire
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Sep 06, 12

Read in September, 2012

I read Lost Dogs as a way to help me frame out Underwater Welder, and I have to say that I get the feeling that Lemire is really fascinated by the concept of loss. In Lost Dogs, A giant of a man loses his wife and daughter by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Barely surviving the brutal attack, he is fished out of the water by some fishermen, and is press-ganged into bare knuckle fighting to gain closure. This is not one of those action packed adventures where he steels his resolve and gets revenge on the bad guys - there's no easy endings in Lemire's works, much like there are never any easy answers to life's toughest questions. For me, this book was just too much of a downer for me to rate higher - call me an idealist, but I just wanted to curl up and weep for a while.
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