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Mid-Life by Joe Ollmann
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Dec 10, 2011

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bookshelves: graphic-novels

This semi-autobiographical story at one point mocks itself about how it's banal, yet complicated plot about a remarried dad with work and family problems would make for a lousy movie, but I had been thinking while reading (and debating whether to keep reading--it's a word dense novel and takes some time to get through) that it would in fact probably make a better indie movie than a comic. Some character actors could really get a lot more emotional resonance out of some of the scenes, which while "real" don't really resonate on the page that deeply.

I'm giving this a pretty weak three stars as Ollmann never quite used the medium to any great effect, but I did feel compelled to finish the story, and even found myself rooting at times for the protagonist.

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