SRP #9: In the Shadow of No Towers
In the Shadow of No Towers
by Art Spiegelman
Pantheon: 2004, 42 pages.
The first half of the book was good, relevant to what one would think the book is all about, judging by the title and introduction. Spiegelman's artwork is slightly insane, as if you're looking through the eyes of a schizophrenic. The style is certainly appropriate considering the book's subject matter, and the tabloid-size pages meet the needs of this size-y subject.
However, the work lost it completely at the halfway point, where it veers off into a history of comics in the United States. Interesting, yes. But the divergence was unnecessary and really detracted from the 9-11 portion of the book.
Summer Reading Program Totals:
Books read: 9
Total pages read: 1933