The Treehouse + The Cave


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Monday, August 15, 2005

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Ice Haven by Daniel Clowes
Dear Raymi by Raymi the Minx

Blogger heather thought:

ice haven bonked. anyone who wants to take it off my hands, just send your address and the piece of shit is yours.

August 15, 2005 at 10:26 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Mick thought:

But Heather, honestly, what did you really think of it?

August 16, 2005 at 11:26 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger heather thought:

i thought it was cursory, superficial in its characterization, and generally fell short of any kind of dimension, either narratively or thematically. a sprawling structure--multiple stories from a wide array of citizens in a town called ice haven, all of which are intended to intersect--should produce a sprawling work. instead, this graphic novel is flimsier than a free comic book at the dentist's. and the drawings are, despite a nice palette, unresolved and uncomplicated.

i've also heard the entire work was previously published in mr. clowes's _eightball 22_, which i've not read. i don't like that kind of shysterism, either.

so i pretty much thought it bonked.

August 16, 2005 at 11:35 AM - Comment Permalink  

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