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Empire State by Jason Shiga
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Jul 25, 2011

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I've really enjoyed all of Jason Shiga's other books, especially "Bookhunter", which had great fun with an intriguing concept. Shiga's got a consistently quirky way of presenting things, and a deceptively simple artistic style that's primary functional, with only enough detail and composition to let the story move on without getting in its way. "Empire State" is a more straight-forward story, basically a "boy-meets-girl-and-travels-for-her-but-it-doesn't-work-out" plotline. Because of the prosaic tale, I can't really give this more than three stars, but that said it's quite nice and I enjoyed it. I'll hope that in his next book Shiga gets back to more fantastical storytelling, but this is still a no-regrets read.

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