author: Derek McCulloch
average rating: 3.50
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/08/31
date added: 2014/08/31
'Displaced Persons' is a graphic novel about a cursed family. The book includes three larger stories that overlap, and some intermittent smaller ones. While I liked the concept, it was only just okay.
There are timelines of the family throughout the book to keep the family members straight. In 1939, we have a detective hired to find a missing heiress. In 1969, we have the story of a couple twin brothers involved in a drug deal from two different angles. One is a cop, the other is not. The final story is about a woman whose husband wants to borrow against the family home for a stock opportunity. He becomes increasingly violent towards her during the story. Throughout the stories, strange visitors show up who are confused about their surroundings. It's an interesting element to the story and confusing at first, but makes sense as things move along.
The art was interesting and the color tone used to interesting effect to denote time. The stories were good, but felt incomplete. I know that also fits with the story, but it felt a little unsatisfying as a reader. Overall I liked it, but I didn't love it. Your mileage my vary.
I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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