Felt fascinated by this work ever since reading an excerpt during the Philosophy and Literature course. More excerpts during Jewish American Literature and a fellow student who was enthusiastic about it. Wanted to buy it in New York, but eventually bought it in Berlin. I started late in the evening and almost couldn't put it away. The next day I read it in one go. It's got superb narrative drive, with a good mix between the father's tale and the contemporary stuff with the son, Art. I really admire the simple yet effective division of people into different animals. The horrible story is told perfectly and the drawings are sometimes very simple, sometimes very powerful. Great stuff this.

3 February 2010


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