This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in either history or graphic novels/comic strips.
You don't need to know much about Riel before reading this book, the author goes out of his way to give all relevant information whenever nessisary.
Chester Brown has taken the story of a historical figure very few Americans have heard of and presented it in a unique way.
The perfect way to sort out what happened with the Metis and Riel. It's been years since we read comic books as children, but this is one for adults and does a good job of sorting... Read morePublished 18 days ago by S. R. Eymer
Louis Riel: written and illustrated by Chester Brown (2003): One of Canada's tragic true tales of nation-building comes to life in Chester Brown's much-acclaimed graphic novel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jonathan Stover
My review is subjective and yet objective. I was born in St. Boniface in 1963 to a half Franco-Manitoban family. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marc Riese
Great graphic novel...presents history in a clean, even way that is subtle but emotionally convincing. I wish more comics took the simple grid layout. Read morePublished 16 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Chester Brown's magnum opus.
He meticulously researched the history of Manitoba and Canada in order to write the story of Louis Reil, who was either a patriot or... Read more
Chester Brown's Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is an interesting historical novel about Louise Riel, a 19th Century Canadian politician who helped found the province of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by W. A. Carpenter
I've read all of Mr. Browns books: he's never let me down.
That said, of all his work, this is probably my favorite book: not only is it a step away from his usual... Read more
It was great. I got a new view into Canadian history. Louis Riel intended to fight for the rights of French Canadians, native Americans, and metis, who seemed to be in the way of... Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by James S. Sagovic
This is a great read, fascinating glimpse at an enigmatic figure. A page turner with decent notes at the back (don't you wish movies explained all the liberties they took with... Read morePublished on February 8, 2012 by Darby