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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a disappointment, May 2, 2010
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Love Molly Crabapple, love sketch-a-thon, had really wanted to love this book but I couldn't. Having seen lots of Molly's previous art work I had high hopes for Scarlett Takes Manhatten. It's small, A4 and less than 50 pages. The quality of drawing on the cover is not reflected in the inner pages. It has got the feel of slightly rushed comic, which if it was a weekly strip would be fine but, for a graphic novel it's not great. The world of comic art has moved on from the early days of a very regimented series of boxes to use the page in a more dynamic way and this book hasns't moved at all. The story could be written on the back of a beer mat, it is trying to be a Moll Flanders, a historical romp with context and interesting titbits but it isn't interesting, broad or challenging. The memoirs of a whore/burlesque performer/impresario should be wonderful material and perhaps if the book was longer they might have been able to do it justic. I will be keeping an eyeout for more Molly Crabapple projects because I think she is great, this book however is a bit of a disappointment
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