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GRAPHIC NOVELS: Stories To Change Your Life

A Review By: New York Times

The following review appeared in the New York Times on 4 December 2005.

With so many graphic novels published during the past decade, it’s a challenge to keep up. In Graphic Novels: Everything You Need To Know the major examples (and some obscure ones) - from Will Eisner’s groundbreaking Contract With God to Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World and scores more - are astutely summarized and parsed in illustrated capsule reviews. The author, Paul Gravett, a critic and lecturer on comics, covers all the established genres, from horror (Charles Burns’ Black Hole) to autobiography (Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis) to journalism (Joe Sacco’s Palestine) and even the superhuman (Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns).

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