Meri's Reviews > A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

A.D. by Josh Neufeld
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Sep 24, 2009

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A.D. follows five characters through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The characters cover a wide range of backgrounds and stories. Some characters evacuate the city while others stay. One ends up in the Convention Center, while two others avoid the steadily rising waters by seeking higher ground. The book adopts a conceit I'm not sure I like, color coding peoples' stories. It's never fun to read panels drawn entirely in red or yellow. Overall, it gives a well rounded overview of what New Orleans residents experienced during the flood, albeit without the violence or body count that those of us watching the media experienced. It is also uniquely free of commentary, which I can see the appeal of, but it's hard to recount Katrina without at least touching on the wide range of government failures that cost people their lives.

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