Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel

Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson
by Mark Siegel

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Book Excerpt

Published: 2012
Publisher: First Second
Genre: Graphic Novel, Mermaids
Paperback: 400 pages
Rating: 5

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One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut.

A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense.


My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): sordid mishap

I really liked this moody, quirky, magical-kinda sort of story. The artwork showed off the time period's fashion, gadgets, etc. very well.

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