This book is one of the most refined and enjoyable illustrated novels along with BONE of Jeff Smith.Here we are not in fantasy realms, though: this books narrates the life of a young writer in Paris, his problems with making end meets,with a nosy concierge, with friends that sometimes take advantage on him, and his relations with women. Our hero, Jean, is a gentle, a bit shy man, prone to insomnia and bizarre dreamings. To me resembles some character out of a Boris Vian novel, as his histories have a surreal, yet realistic taste, like a lucid dream. The drawing it's also very pleasant, having something of a stylized, expressionistic flavor. Recommended for all the comic readers that want someting refined and different.