Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Nobody by Jeff Lemire

The Nobody
by Jeff Lemire

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Published: 2009
Publisher: Vertigo
Genre: SciFi, Mystery, Graphic Novel
Hardback: 144
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
I was sixteen hers old in 1994… The year that John Griffen Walked into Large Mouth.

This is an original graphic novel from an award-winning alternative comics artist! The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement - until the arrival of the stranger, that is. Wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles, he quietly took up residence in the sleepy town's motel. Driven by curiosity, the townfolk quickly learn the tragic story of his past, and of the terrible accident that left him horribly disfigured. Eventually, the town embraces the stranger as one of their own - but do his bandages hide more than just scars? Xeric Award-winner Jeff Lemire ("Essex County") explores themes of identity, fear and paranoia in a small community in a story that will keep you guessing until the very end.


My two-bits:

I have enjoyed Jeff's past graphic novels and this one is just as good. He does the small town feels very well.

The stranger in a small town shakes up things to provide just the right amount of excitement for its folks.

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