The combination of art and dialogue make for a richly detailed story and character development.
The depressing Ben Tanaka, the neglected girlfriend Miko Hayashi, and the lighthearted, promiscuous lesbian friend Alice Kim became real to me as I read.
This is a book that would be interesting if you just read through it quickly, but I really encourage you to take your time with it and go deep.
Decided to get this book because it seemed to go well with a research paper topic. While it was, the story is not very entertaining, and the main character is the saddest little... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sloth
I've read this every couple of years since it was published and it's remarkable to me how much there is so much to see in this slight volume. Read morePublished 5 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
The cover is a different color than advertised. Not sure why.
Regardless, it's still a fantastic read.
I dare you.
Tomine has a wonderful way of telling stories. Sometimes cinematic, sometimes poetic and always with a masterful and effective drawing style. Read morePublished 13 months ago by andreas brekke
I like graphic novels, but they have a huge drawback -- they are over too qucikly. No matter how think they are, you can just speed through the pages and then you're at the end... Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Edgar Mihelic
This book was exactly what I needed to read after coming out of my own series of self-sabotaged relationships. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr.Monicker
I gave this to a hipster girl who was going through a hard time after a broken engagement. She liked it! Recommended for hipster girls going through a hard time.Published 19 months ago by T. Rex
Probably my favorite Adrian Tomine graphic novel right now. While many see this as an Asian American dealing with his identity and struggles with his girlfriend. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tadao H. Koyama