Marisa's Reviews > The Complete Essex County

The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
2285356
's review
Nov 01, 09

Read in November, 2009

This was an excellent graphic novel- a great recommendation by Mark P. This is a collection of works by Jeff Lemire about "Essex County" in Ontario Canada -- it tells the story of of the county from the perspectives of several generations of its residents. The book is beautiful, if not terribly sad and dark. I loved the focus on hockey - using it as something that bound people together but also a major plot line. Lemire did a great job of dealing with difficult issues that life has to offer by not even writing a word- by having a bird fly past or a person's face fade into nothingness. I really loved the quietness of this novel as well and the well thought-out drawings.


Teton Co Library Call No: GRAPHIC NOVEL LEMIRE J
Likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Complete Essex County.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.