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Skyscrapers of the Midwest by Joshua W. Cotter
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Dec 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, comic-book

The first 1/3 of the book left me with the impression that this was just a series of weird and wacky tales, with only a few having to do with each other. But actually Joshua Cotter in fact has no random stories or wasted space at all in here. Its quite thought provoking, and builds on itself with determined purpose.

I had said in a previous version of this review that Joshua Cotter and this book was similar in style to Tony Millionaire (the author of Billy Hazelnuts, Uncle Gabby, Sock Monkey, et cetera), and at this point this only applies loosely to the art work itself. Their story telling styles and purpose are vastly different.

This is a serious and heavy hitting piece, and is not for young kids. Don't let the cartoonish look fool you into thinking this is kids stuff. There are at times themes of child abuse and general violence, which would probably be too much for younger children.
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Reading Progress

December 19, 2008 – Shelved
December 19, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction
December 19, 2008 – Shelved as: comic-book
December 21, 2008 –
page 20
7.09%
December 29, 2008 –
page 47
16.67%
December 29, 2008 –
page 65
23.05%
December 30, 2008 –
page 140
49.65%
January 2, 2009 –
page 152
53.9%
January 3, 2009 –
page 227
80.5%
Started Reading
January 5, 2009 – Finished Reading

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