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An OK story, fantastically told
on 9 April 2011
I haven't read any Paul Auster novels; I've tried, but gave up, and to be honest this story didn't really convince me otherwise. But while the tale itself is only OK, the way in which it's told is fantastic. Paul Karasik and David Mazuchelli combine really well to create a story that's very well paced and, despite a lot of talking heads, never dull. A 9-panel grid is used throughout, but like Watchmen the grid becomes an essential part of the storytelling and frees rather than constrains.
As a story I can take this or leave it, but as a piece of comic art this is essential.