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French Milk Paperback – 16 Mar 2009
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"A keenly observed letter back home...the pleasure Knisley takes in food and company is infectious." -- Douglas Wolk, slate
"Charming." -- Publishers Weekly
"Wonderful....Read it and you will not be disappointed." -- Whitney Matheson, Usa Today
During winter break of her senior year of college, cartoonist Lucy Knisley and her mother embarked on a six-week adventure in Paris to celebrate milestone birthdays: Lucy's twenty-second, and her mother's fiftieth, each angst-inducing for their own reasons. Staying in a small rented apartment with plenty of quirks in the fifth arrondissement, they surprise themselves by falling into their new surroundings with an unexpected ease, content filling their days with visits to the market, cafe, and museums. French Milk tells the story of it all through Lucy's illustrations and photos. Filled with gorgeously charming drawings and photos of the sights, smells, and tastes of the City of Light, French Milk will make anyone pine for a tall glass of it - with a fondant, of course.See all Product description
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I really liked the travelogue elements of this graphic novel, where the author visits art galleries and fairs. Also i really liked the photographs which are integrated into the book. Also the numerous lavish descriptions of the food are really good.
However as this was also a diary she mentions her friends and her boyfriend from back home, however I never really felt like I got a sense of anyone involved in the book. Also (although she does talk about this in the book), quite a lot of the book has a bit of whiny tone considering where she is and what she is doing.
Overall I enjoyed the read and drawing style, however if it was supposed to be about her travels I would have liked to no more about the places she visited, or at least have more pictures of these. Or if it was supposed to be more personal I would have liked to know a bit more about her friends and people in the book.
Highs: The Parisian setting, the detail, the honesty of Lucy, the food porn and her obvious passion for museums and art.
Lows: Even though I admired her honesty, at times Lucy does seem like a bit of a spoiled brat...moaning and bitching and going on about her boyfriend....get over it you're in Paris and you've only got a month! Use it wisely goddamit!
I found some of the drawing a little scrappy at times and often the actual text was so illegible that I struggled to read some of the words, which is a bit lazy for a graphic artist, but this is a minor drawback and all things considered I enjoyed this and would recommend it.
I liked the drawings of locations, the impressions of people and the descriptions of the food of paris. She captures atmosphere very well and mixes it with a strong humour.
The book itself is nicely bound and the paper is pleasant. There are some photographs intermixed with the cartoons which add to the atmosphere of an artists travel journal.
The only bad point about this book is that with it being black and white we miss the beautiful colouring from her work on the net.
I think if you are considering buying the book, check out her blog. If you enjoy that, you will love the book.
Looking forward to more books please!
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