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Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1 by Hisae Iwaoka
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Mar 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, sequential-art, fiction, 2015-reread

A simple book, and one of contrasts. Thick, stocky figures with wide-set eyes are drawn by lithe, delicate linework; cramped internal scenes, bustling with small details, give way to vast, spartan exterior shots; and the innocence of childhood is placed against the twin specters of work and responsibility. There is nothing revolutionary in Saturn Apartments, but it remains a joy to read.

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