Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Only the Lonely (Book Review)

Publication Date: May 2011
Life with Mr. Dangerous - Paul Hornschemeier B-

Amy Breis is going nowhere fast.  She just broke up with yet another loser boyfriend, and is feeling disconnected from all humanity.  Between her passive-aggressive mother and dead end retail job, Amy seeks solace in reruns of her favorite cartoon (Mr. Dangerous) and phone conversation with her friend Michael.

I was drawn to this graphic novel because of the beautiful illustrations, and the sad-but-true theme of loneliness and singledom.  Yet, the story feels a little flat and the best moments are few and far between.  Hornschemeier seems über-talented, but I wanted to like this one more than I actually did.

Book trailer for Life with Mr. Dangerous-->

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