Friday, July 24, 2009

The Impostor's Daughter

Departing from the way I usually read my weekly comics, I started reading The Impostor's Daughter graphic novel before I'd even finished reading the regular comics that came out this week because it just jumped out at me from stash this week.

The Impostor's Daughter A True Memoir, is a new graphic novel (hardcover, in full color, 250 pages, published by Little Brown), written and drawn by Laurie Sandell. As the blurbs on the back of this graphic novel state, once you start reading The Impostor's Daughter, you will have a hard time not finishing it right away (or doing things you're supposed to be doing). The Impostor's Daughter is about Laurie Sandell's relationship with her father (of which the title speaks volumes), her struggles with commitment, and her addiction to sleeping pills. This book isn't angst-ridden though, rather it's a fascinating look at a man (Laurie's father) who lived a life filled with elaborate lies and through his genius level intellect was able to swindle huge sums of money out of people and how Laurie (the daughter and cartoonist of this book) feels the need to expose his true nature that has hurt so many people (including herself).

Laurie Sandell's "day job" is that of a contributing editor of Glamour magazine (she's also written for other style magazines), with The Impostor's Daughter being her first comic book work, but it reads like the work of a seasoned veteran of the medium. What a great year this has been so far for comic books and graphic novels (same difference!?)!

1 comment:

Red She Said said...

Looks and sounds like a good one indeed.

Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!