We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~May Sarton

from my bookshelf

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

First book of the year!

First book of the year! This was our January selection for the Graphic Novel discussion group at one of my local bookstores.

A Contract with God by Will Eisner

192 pages / 2006 / 4 Stars / Graphic Novel / 1-1-08

Considered by some as the "first" graphic novel, Will Eisner's A Contract With God is an unapologetic look at tenement living in NYC in the 30s. Taken from his own recollections from his childhood, Eisner creates 4 stories that combine to create a novel that is both unique in its vision as well as brutal in its honesty. Told as much in pictures as in words, Eisner used this book as a stepping stone to creating a body of work using the then blossoming, now growing medium of the graphic novel.

1 / 75 books. 1% done!

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