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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

Violent Cases: Words & Pictures

Violent Cases: Words & Pictures - Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman Well, it's a very short graphic novel, and it's in the classic style of Gaiman (the term so often used seems so fitting: "Lyric").The story is that of a story and the telling of stories itself. I think the problem for me is one of my looking (hoping) for something that the book never wants or intends to give me, while at the same time I just wasn't in the market for what it was selling. It's like a conversation with a stranger who is convinced you're equally fascinated by a subject matter, and speaks to you quite earnestly, while you try desperately how to extricate yourself.It's interesting, and the art is dark, brooding, and very vivid, but in the end, the story (meta-story?)just never got around to sweeping me up in it.