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It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 Oct 2013
Graphic novel that does for the Great War what All Quiet on the Western Front did: conveying, from the viewpoint of the foot soldier, the shocking and senseless nature of the mass slaughter carried out by supposedly civilised nations in the name of war and noble endeavour
Do it Yourself by Uwe Ommer
Do it Yourself by Uwe Ommer
Uwe Ommer gets pretty young women to take self-portraits while naked or nearly so. Provocative photos emerge yet all tastefully done. An essential coffee table book for the bachelor pad
Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques  Tardi
I read Jacques Tardi's excellent It was the War of the Trenches before this. I was surprised to find, especially given the difference in subject, that Like a Sniper matched the high quality of that war story. Like a Sniper is about an assassin that wants to retire and unilaterally quits his syndicate but is then violently pursued by them. Witty and ironic in most parts (including its romantic interludes) but also gripping in a violence suitable to its theme. A graphic novel for adults. Recommended.

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