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The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker
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Jul 25, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, noir, graphic-novels

Nothing is what it seems to at Victory Street Pictures, a movie studio in operation at the end of Hollywood's Golden Era. Their newest noir film is stuck in reshoots, a screenwriter who didn't come back the same after the war drowns his sorrows in the bottle, and the starlet has died under mysterious circumstances has been replaced by a lookalike. Soon, they'll have no choice except to believe their own lies.

Ed Brubaker's The Fade Out could be a favorite new graphic novel series. I'm a huge fan of film noir and hard-boiled crime fiction, so I loved every gritty second of the world behind the movie (and novel) genre I enjoy. The color, tone, and art style had everything I could have wanted from the series. Ed Brubaker's storytelling and Sean Phillips illustrations complement each very well. If you're looking for an all engrossing graphic novel mystery, you can't go wrong with this dark peek into the world of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Plus, even Clark Gable makes a cameo appearance - I think that earns a star all by itself!

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Reading Progress

July 25, 2016 – Shelved
July 25, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2016 – Started Reading
August 1, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 1, 2016 – Shelved as: noir
August 1, 2016 – Shelved as: graphic-novels
August 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Christine I'm going to check these out soon! Great review!

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