Monday, December 8, 2008

Essex County trilogy

Finally, a comic about hockey! Actually these three graphic novels, Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories, and Country Nurse, by Jeff Lemire, feature hockey pretty heavily, but this trilogy, Essex County, is more about lonely people in living in small towns.

I feel like my description of these graphic novels doesn't do these books justice, so I'll just add that any one of these three graphic novels is a really good quiet book, by which I mean that they don't have forced drama and you'll feel good after finishing them.

Each of these three graphic novels could be read unto themselves, but they definitely have a progression and there are continuing threads featuring the characters and locals that adds up to a bigger picture.

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